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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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Chattanooga today. The

Beatrice Riggs

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.

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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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
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.
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...
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.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...