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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 16, 2013


Bobby Glenn Ables, 65, a lifetime resident of Soddy-Daisy went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. He was a member of Gospel Assembly Church. His passions in life were hunting,
Guy Beatty Jr. died on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a highly respected and successful business lawyer and a partner with Miller & Martin PLLC for over

Johnnie Brown

Winchester
Johnnie Mack Brown, 56, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation from 5 to

Billie buchanon

Summerville
Billie Buchanon, 72, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Survivors: Children, Clifford Dickerson, Raymond Dickerson, Rebecca Eisert, Billie Beaver, Melissa Gilliard, Marie Emerson; sister, Ernestine Wilson; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral, 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.

James Burris

Athens
James C. Burris, 89, died Thursday night, Nov. 14, 2013. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation Sunday from 1-2:30 p.m. at funeral home. Burial in Cedar

Arrie Cates

Whitwell
Arrie Virgie Green Cates, 94, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Services will be 2 p.m. CST today at Whitwell Church of God. Burial in Whitwell Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.
Jackie Lee Feagans, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. An Army veteran, he served in Vietnam. Jackie was a brick mason and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded

Madeline Gist

Ringgold
Madeline Elizabeth Gaston went to be with God in a new glorious body on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at 5:40 a.m. She was born the third child, Nov. 25, 1926, in Chicago, Ill., to the
Nellie L. Griffith, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
Edwin Lee Harris, 81, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was the son of the late James Walter Harris Jr. and Ollie Torbett Harris. Ed was an army veteran
Ida M. Lanier, 78, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Carolyn Ann Lansden, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at a local hospital. Survivors include two children, Jasmine (Robert) Jones, Willie Lansden; sister, Annetta Lansden; brother, Randolph (Rosanna) Thomas; grandchildren;
Jerry Mark Law, 56, of Chattanooga, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. Jerry was born Oct. 29, 1957 in Montezuma, Ga., to Marcy Nelson and the late Neal

Riley Lee

Menlo
Riley Samuel Lee, 65, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Survivors, wife, Gwen Bridges Lee; children, Jason Lee, Shaun Lee, Jamie Lee, Aaron Lee, Shelly Lee Kemp; sister, Connie Smith; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Freda Mae Bost Lowe, 65, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, Freda passed through the gates of Heaven and met her Lord. She was welcomed by her daddy, Fredrick Lee Bost. She was born on Jan.
Paul Winston Lowman, 84, fell asleep in death on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Paul was born in Cowan, Tenn., on Feb. 25, 1929, was baptized as one of Jehovahs Witnesses in 1950, was a member

Carolyn Mangrum

Whitwell
Carolyn Raulston Mangrum, 69, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Sale Creek with family by her side. She was born June 30, 1944 in Whitwell as the daughter of the late Sherman Raulston
Irene Nelson, 88, of Hixson, died Thursday afternoon Nov. 14, 2013, at Memorial North Park Hospital. www.vanderwallfh.com. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Chattanooga today. The

Beatrice Riggs

Grandview
Beatrice M. Riggs, 78, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2013. Funeral services at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation from 1 to 3 p.m.
Phillip Glenn Samples, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. He was born on March 24, 1947 to Alice Samples, and the late Sam Samples Jr.
Clarence "Teddy" Jerome Shepherd, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in a local hospital. Graveside: at 1 p.m. today in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Thomas Snow Jr.

Chickamauga
Thomas William Snow Jr., 66, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Survivors, fianc, Diane Allen; former wife, Lynn Ivie Snow; sons, Ashley Snow, Clayton Snow; sister, Peggy Williams; brothers, Kent Snow, James Snow, David
Jack L. Watson of Signal Mountain, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Born June 5, 1918, in Charlotte, N.C., he graduated from Duke University and proudly served as a Naval submarine lieutenant commander during World War
Berge Wade Wooldridge, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Sweetwater Hospital. Retired from Public Service Commission and graduated from Vonore High School and Hiwassee College. He was an Elder
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arthur L. Alarcon, who was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
SEATTLE (AP) - Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in...