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Local Obits for Sat. Nov 23, 2013

James Bailey

Gardencitybeach, s.c.
James Russell Bailey, 70, formally of Winnsboro, S.C. pass away peacefully, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at Waccamaw Community Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. Born in Soddy Daisy, Tenn., he was the son of

Sonny Barber

Charles "Sonny" A. Barber, 75, passed away Thursday Nov. 21, 2013. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a former employee of Shaw Industries where he retired after 26 years and
Jo Ann Bibines, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in a local healthcare facility. She was formerly employed by McKee Foods Corporation and a member of Olivet Baptist Church. She was preceded
Robert L. (Bob) Booth, 90 of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord Friday Nov. 22, 2013. Bob was a longtime faithful member of Red Bank Church of Christ serving as a Deacon,
Galyn Perry Brown, 55, formerly of Chattanooga passed away Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. Gayln presently lives in Franklin Tenn., and was a member of Brentwood Baptist Church. She was preceded in
Betsy Jane Claridy, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist Faith. Betsy was preceded in death by

Turrah Eldridge

Columbia, s.c.
Turrah Bonita Eldridge, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Providence Hospital. Funeral: Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Burial to follow in Pond Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today at funeral
Eric LaVerne Gulick, 69, of Chattanooga departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. He was born in Prairie Du Chien, Wisc., to the late Arland and Dorothy Gulick. Eric received his Bachelors Degree from Wisconsin
Marilyn McCuiston Hixson, 82, passed away on Wednesday morning Nov. 20, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Hixson was born on April 4, 1931 along with her twin sister in Chattanooga. She lived
Billy G. Hogue, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday morning Nov. 21, 2013 at his home. He was 73 years old. Billy was born in Sayre, Okla., to the late L. V. and Edna Sites

John Hutchison

LaFAYETTE John Duchaine Hutchison, 82, born in Chicago, Ill., on June 28, 1931, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 20, 2013. He met the love of his life, Charlotte
James Andrew Jackson, Jr., 72, of North Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. He was of the Church of Christ Faith. James was a former employee of Pro Group, Inc. He was an avid
David Kilpatrick passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at his residence. Survivors include his wife Donna Kilpatrick; daughters, Andrea and Amy; and five stepchildren. David chose to be cremated and service will be handled by
Deani "DJ" Ann Jackson Locke, 45, Soddy-Daisy died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. She was an employee of Wells Fargo Financial Advisors and a member of Unbridled Motorcycle Club. She started the oncology playroom

Betty Luttrell

Betty Mae Morris Luttrell, 76, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

Janice McDaniel

Janice McDaniel, 61, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge,
Dessa McQuinn, 77, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in a Sewanee, Tenn., hospital. Funeral: Today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home
Dorothy J. Oliver, 61, of Chattanooga passed away Friday Nov. 22, 2013 in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.

William Parks

William Thomas "Tom" Parks, 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Survivors: wife, Wilma Baker Parks; daughter, Janice Fain. other relatives and friends. Service will be Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel.

James Richey

James Hamilton Richey Jr., 90, widower of Cornelia Robinson Floyd Richey, of Emerald Gardens and formerly of Augusta, Ga., died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, S.C. Mr. Richey, a native
Bethann Maree Rose, 59, of North Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. She was daughter of the late Ella M. Rose. Bethann is survived by her father, Gene Rose; sister, Kaye Rose; brothers,
Bertha Cox Scroggins, 64, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at her home. She was a member of the former Signal Mountain Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death

Carl Smothers

Carl Anthony Smothers, 75, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Smothers had worked at US Pipe and Foundry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Anthony and Kattie

Lera Ward

Lera Jane Ward, 66, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Charles Bryan and Gladys Barrett Ward in Chickamauga and was a member of
Jack Eugene White, Sr., 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist Faith. Jack served his country in the U.S.

In MemoryWillie Hicks

Willie Mae Barnett Hicks Sept. 13, 1925 - Nov. 23, 1988 Twenty five years today, you went home to be with the Lord up above. We miss you more but he loved
Turhan McKenzie, Jr. Nov. 5, 1972-Nov. 23, 2002 Turhan, Jr., Your mom thought of you as: Tenderhearted, thoughtful Understanding, universal Respect, radiant Helpful, harmless Awesome, amusing Nifty, neutral Jolly, joyful Ready to
Those we love dont go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved still missed and forever dear. Love, Mom, Your Family, Sons, Nieces, Lily and Jenna.

In MemoryBernard Wigfall

Aug. 23, 1955 - Nov. 23, 1994 Thanking God for your loving memory. Missed by, Armpernellia, Walter Jr. Lenard, Larry, Twana, Cathy, Aunt Mary and a host of love ones and
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," 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,...
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...