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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 10, 2013

Wanda Jean Allen, 66, died Friday Nov. 8, 2013 at Dade Health and Rehab. Survivors include, sister, Dianne Gentry; brothers, Jim Allen (Velma), Terry Allen (Mary), David Allen (Dolly), Wayne Allen and several nieces and

Annie Allen

Annie Ruth Allen, 86, a native and lifelong resident of Walker County passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in a Walker County Healthcare facility. She was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church where she enjoyed

Roy Allen, Jr.

Berrien springs,
Mich. Roy Elmer Allen, Jr., 87, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
James Berry Sr., 70, of Chattanooga was promoted to glory on Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, son and 3 grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of

Dakota Blevins

Dakota Clay Blevins, 19, died Thursday Nov. 7, 2013 in a car accident south of Nashville, Tenn. He was a graduate of Dade County High School class of 2012. Funeral services will be held 2
Emily Christison McKenzie, 102, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at her beloved home of 64 years. She was born Sept. 10, 1911 in Methuen, Mass., to Emeldine and Gilbert Foss. She was the widow of
Vera Christine Aycock Collison, 92, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. She was the widow of Raymond "Sonny" Greer Collison who was well known in Chattanooga for his auto parts

Joseph Collison

Joseph Lyle Collison, 79, has entered heaven's gates after a race well run and finishing strong on Saturday Nov. 9, 2013; blessed be the name of the Lord. He was preceded in death by,
Deborah "Debbie" Sue Crisp, 54, of Harrison, Tenn., died on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. She was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Tyner High School in 1977. Debbie was a former employee of United

Vera Dickert

Vera White Dickert, 85, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Claire Bridge Assisted Living in Asheville, N.C. A native of Lakeview, Ga., she was daughter of the late Lewis Milton and Eula Mae Chapman
Georgia Lene Stephens Hampton, 74, was born again today in eternal life on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Noble Church of God. Mrs.
Kenneth Horton, 55, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.
June Wright Ison, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. She was born in Letcher County, Ky., on June 19, 1918. She moved to Chattanooga in 1942. She was preceded in death

Thomas Jackson

Thomas Richard Jackson, 88, passed away on Friday Nov. 8, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of New Beginning Baptist Church. He served his country in the
Leonard C. Johnson, 84, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. He loved the Lord and was dedicated to his family.
Stanley F. Kirkpatrick, a longtime Chattanooga resident, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 in Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 95 years old. Stanley was born on Nov. 12, 1917, in Lookout Mountain, Tenn. He
Dwight Eugene McNabb, 60, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, William Russell McNabb; mother, Mary McNabb Fisher; wife, Bebbie McNabb. He is survived by sisters,

Raymond Mercier

Rock spring
Raymond Mercier, 70, formerly of Groton, Mass., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Born May 22, 1943 in Lowell, MA., Raymond was the eldest child of the late Alphonse Pierre Mercier and Rita Irene
Larry L. Parker, 66, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He was the son of the late Raymond and Ruth Parker and was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert Parker, Don Parker;
Cecil George Phillips, 70, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 in Stewart County, Ga. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in
Mikey Presley James M. "Mikey" Presley, 38, of Bossier City, La., died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born April 8, 1975, in Shreveport, La.. He was most
Billie J. Pritchett, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at The Healthcare Facility at Standifer. She was 82 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd James and Hettie Mae
Imogene Reeves Raley, 86, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at a local hospital. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church and Chapel Sunday School Class. She was preceded

Mildred Rives

Mildred Benton Rives, 90, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and worked at several manufacturing companies.
David Scott, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a 1973 Chattanooga High School graduate. He served in the U.S. Navy and was presently employed with
Clarence Jerome Shepherd, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Lavern Steele

Flat rock
Lavern (Wormy) Steele, 76, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Memorial Hospital. Survivors include, wife, Donna Steele; daughter, Renee Shirley (Michael); son, LaDon Steele; grandchildren, Brandon Shirley (Ashley), Morgan Hartline, Kennedy Steele, Sara Tharp
Dr. Dana Lewis Stoddard, 64, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at his home. Dr. Dana Stoddard has been a resident of Chattanooga for the past 28 years after moving from East
Robert Dewayne Stout, 55, of Chattanooga passed away Friday Nov. 8, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert V. Stout (Ed); grandparents, Willard and Wilma Gann, Fred and Bertha McNabb; nephews, Keith
Daryl Tatum, 60, of Red Bank passed away Saturday Nov. 9, 2013 in a local health care facility. Arrangements by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors. 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Robert Lee Fleming March 11, 1949- Oct. 21, 2013 We express our sincerest appreciation for all acts of love and kindness shown during our most difficult time. A very heartfelt "Thank
Robert Eugene Upton, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. today at the North Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2
Helen Walker Helen Ruth Walker, 91 of Apison, Tenn., passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. She was born May 5, 1922 in Fairfax, Ala., to the late J.D. and Mamie Baker. She was preceded
Nov. 9, 1935 - Nov. 12, 2002 Mom, we could never thank you enough for your love. For the constancy and devotion of it, and for all the good things weve known because

In MemoryDorothy Chitty

Nov. 10, 2009 You Smile Though your smile is gone forever, and your hand we cannot touch, we still have many memories of the one we loved so much. Your memory is our keepsake,


Rhonda LeKeisha Early May 20, 1978-Nov. 9, 2012 Loving and missing you. Quatecia, Shakia and family

In MemoryEunice Hamphill

Eunice Deloach Hamphill Feb. 13, 1923 - Nov. 10, 2008 BIG MAMA We miss you. Love, Betty, Kitty, Tawanna and Tyler and family.

In MemoryHarold Shapiro

Harold M. Shapiro, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Sept. 27, 2013, in Baltimore, MD. He was 89. He was born in Boston, MA, on April 11, 1924. Following high school, Harold enlisted in
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...