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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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NEW YORK (AP) - Daniel Aaron, a pioneering scholar of American studies and the first president of the Library of America, has died.
Afeni Shakur, mother of the late rap star Tupac Shakur, has died. She was 69 years old.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Roman Catholic priest and peace activist who was imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War, died...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ozzie Silna, who turned a fading American Basketball Association team into a four-decade cash cow worth nearly $800 million in NBA money, has died at age...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The creator of the Mister Softee jingle heard in hundreds of ice cream trucks since 1960 has died. Les Waas was 94.
ATLANTA (AP) - The daughter-in-law of former Philadelphia and Los Angeles police chief Willie L. Williams says he has died. He was 72.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, a longtime civil rights leader who was present when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, has died in Memphis. He...
CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago man who fought off charges that he supported Hamas has died of complications from cancer. Muhammad Salah was 62.
ATLANTA (AP) - A civil rights lawyer who served as Georgia's first black federal court judge has died.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A musician whose instrumental recordings influenced guitar players including Stevie Ray Vaughan has died in Nashville, Tennessee. Lonnie Mack was 74.
Prince, one of the bestselling pop artists of all time, died Thursday morning in his home recording studio in Chanhassen, Minn.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) - Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the death of professional wrestler Chyna (all times local):
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Chyna, the WWE star who became one of the best-known and most-popular female professional wrestlers in history, has died at age 45.
CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania conservationist and artist who for years helped hide a secret cache of Andrew Wyeth's "Helga" portraits has died.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Remo Belli, who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound, has died.