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Local Obits for Mon. Nov 11, 2013

Mae Betty Bridgers Mae Betty Bridgers, 96, of Cleveland, and formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home and Cremation Center,
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
John Leonard "Injun" Conley went to be with The Lord on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. He was 71 years of age. He passed away at home. He will be greatly missed by all his family

Eddie Cox

Eddie Junior "Dickie" Cox, 56, died at his home Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, with his family close by. He was a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard. He was born in Whitwell, Tenn., on

Joann Frazier

LaFAYETTE Joann Adams Frazier, 70, formerly of Henagar, Ala., died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at her residence. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. CDT today, Nov. 11, fromKerby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in

Veda Goad

Veda Pendergraft Goad, 96, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Survivors: daughter, Katherine Eulonda Owens; sons, David "Genoa" Goad, Leonard Harold "Pete" Goad, James Hoyte Goad, Woodroe Wayne "Butch" Goad; sister, Ena Watkins; brothers, Earl Pendergraft,
Hope Hanshaw, 89, of Harrison, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at her home. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, with a service to follow at 3 p.m. in the North Chapel

Susan Hill

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Susan Pauline Hill, 95, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee. She was born Jan. 11, 1918, in Grundy County. Service were 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in Highs Chapel. Burial
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. He was preceded
June Frances Jones, 81, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. She was born June 24, 1932 in Blowing Springs, Ga., to the late William Dot and Etta Anderson. She accepted

Dixie Kimsey

Dixie Kimsey passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. She attended Sharpsburg Church of the Nazarene and is survived by her husband, Earl Kimsey, of Sharpsburg; children, Joe Kimsey, of Douglasville; Jay Kimsey, of Sharpsburg; Jami
Carolyn Ann Lansden, 60, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Justin Glenn Logan, 26 of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. He was a quadraplegic young man who was an inspiration to all who knew him. Although Justin could never walk or speak,

Mark Looney

Mark Edward Looney, 46, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Father Jean-Baptiste Kyabuta officiating.
Gennell Woods McDuffy, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully in her home with family on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. She was born in Anniston, Ala., on Oct. 5, 1940, to the late Cecil Woods and
Robert Lee Moates Jr., 68, died at his home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late R.L.

Mural Ott

Mural Lee Ott, 46, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013. Services will be 1 p.m. CST Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens. Online condolences can be made
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
Martha J. Roberson, 84, of Battle Creek, Mich., died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in a hospital there. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

Carl Robinson

Carl Robinson, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in a local health care facility. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral
David Scott, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 in a local hospital. Funeral: Today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Bishop William C. Simpson as
Elijah Tumbling, 79, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P Franklin Funeral, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

In MemoryCharles Davidson

Charles Freck Davidson Feb. 11, 1933-Nov. 11, 2012 One year today. We love and miss you. Wanda, Tobin, and Tina.

In MemoryAlex Lewis

Happy Birthday Alex B. (Fleetwood) Lewis Sr. Nov. 11, 1961 -May 17, 2013 Its been the longest six months since, but we still hear your voice and you making us laugh. Most knew you

In MemoryBessie Redmon

Bessie Mae McKibbens Redmon July 24, 1924 -Nov. 11, 2009 Although it has been four years, your parting has left a void that we fill with remembered joy. In happy moments, we smile.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
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.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
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.