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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 29, 2013


James Berry James Carnice "Jim" Berry, left this earth for his eternal home with his loving wife holding his hand early Tuesday morning Nov. 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy
William Arthur Brown, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a member of Orchard Knob Baptist Church and was employed by Ocie Brown Plumbing.
Ruth Marie Elsea, 97, of Sale Creek, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Elsea; parents, Fred and Ruth Shipley; brother, Truitt Shipley; and sister,
Ella Jane Gentry, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carl Hunsucker officiating. Burial will follow
Deanie Hall, 84, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. She was of the Baptist faith and preceded in death by her husband, Sam; granddaughter, Tammy; siblings, Jewel, Ruth, Mary and Grady.
Willie A. Haslerig Sr. departed this life on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Lafayette Healthcare in Lafayette, Ga. He was born on Dec. 12, 1921 in Chickamauga, Ga. Willie was the seventh of eight children

Ellane Heflein

Crestview,
Fla. Ellane Workman Heflin, beloved mother, sister and friend, passed to Heaven on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in Destin, Fla., at the age of 85. Her early years were spent in Chickamauga, Ga., and
Eunice Hill Eunice Elizabeth Tatum Hill, 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. She was the daughter of the late Elick Rueben and Eula Beatrice Wolfe Tatum.

Audrea Keltch

Dayton
Audrea Keltch, 65, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, Tenn., and attended Corvin Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by, father James
Johnnie Lawley, 85, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 Johnnie worked for DuPont for 30 years as a control operator. He was a veteran of the army and served during

Gina Miles

Rossville
Gina Dionne Hayes Miles, 43, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services are Sunday Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike York officiating. Burial to

Pete Muir

South pittsburg
Fred Pete Richard Muir, passed away, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred W. and Virginia White Muir; brother, Rany Muir and sister, Angela Muir. Pete is survived by
Ida Pauline Oathout, 94, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in McEwen, Tenn. She was born July 23, 1919 in Bethany, Ill., a daughter of the late Walter Cole and Alma Marlow Cole.
Jo Pippin Rooks, 82, with open arms our Lord received our beautiful and loving mother and nana on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Memorial contributions may be made to Amedysis Hospice. Funeral services are
Patsy R. Simpson, 79, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel.
Martha Stone, 67, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Martha was a faith filled woman dedicating her life to her little sister Jeanette and teaching hundreds of children over the years.
Georgia Alexander Stroud, 92, of 3411 Delong Avenue passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. She was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was best known for her sewing and her delicious
Wanda Janette Sutherland Swift, 69, of Rhea County, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial
Mary Evelyn Taylor, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in a local hospital. She retired from the Chattanooga City School System, having served as a teacher's aide. She was co-owner of Taylor
Richard Lee Waters, Sr. of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at his home. He was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. Mr. Waters was a graduate of Emory University and
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. Robert Fano was 98.
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...