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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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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.