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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 29, 2013



Jimmy Brown

Alabama
TENBROECK Jimmy Dale Brown, 71, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his residence.Funeral is 2 p.m CDT today at Kellys Chapel.He will lie in state 1-2 p.m. today at the church. Burial will follow

Helen Clark

Tennessee
WHITWELL Helen Ann Clark, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes.www.wilsonfuneralhome.com
RINGGOLD Clarence Ray Collins, 71, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Services will be private.Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes - LaFayette Chapel, LaFayette, Ga., 706-638-1122.

Robert Crowe

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Robert Floyd Crowe, 70, died Friday,Oct. 25, 2013, at Erlanger.Visitation 6-8 p.m. CDT today at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.Burial in Fischer Cemetery.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Burt Funeral

Deborah Deimling

Hamilton county
Deborah Deimling, 60, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. A loving mother, wife and friend is survived by her husband, Craig; and children, Aaron (Stephanie), Adam, Alexandria (Dallas) and Alicia (Shaunacie).She

Donald Dickson

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Donald Jackson Dickson passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Petitt Chapel.Visitation noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Interment in Greenhills Memory Garden.Coffman Funeral

Thalia Eddings

Hamilton county
Thalia Eddings, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at her residence.Survivors include her daughter, Diana (Franklin) Sevy, Soddy-Daisy; grandchildren, Willa (Barry) Pohl, Gale (Donnie) Tinsley, Amanda (Mike) Nafzinger, Kylene Sevy; and great-grandchildren, Mikey

Mary Gates

Georgia
RINGGOLD Mary Harris Gates, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.She was born on March 9, 1933 in Chattanooga, to the late Jessie and Gertie Harris.

Linda Green

Hamilton county
Linda Kaye Smith Green departed this earthly life to be with her creator on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.She was born on March 19, 1948, in Alabama where she and her five siblings were raised in

Estella Jackson

Hamilton county
Estella Jackson, 90, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at a local health care facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Linda Kendricks

Hamilton county
Linda Jo Massengale Kendricks, 53, of Hixson, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.She was preceded in death by her father, J. C. Massengale; son, Eric Songer; and husband, Fred Lynvall Kendricks Sr.Survivors include her daughter,

David Lawson

Georgia
LaFAYETTE David "Dave" Deleon Lawson, 82, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.He was born to the late William Macon Lawson and Nancy Montine Cannon Lawson on Dec. 10, 1930, in Auburndale, Fla. He

Edward Leamon

Hamilton county
Edward Leamon passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at home in Clarksville, Tenn., at the age of 71.He was preceded in death by father, John and mother, Elmina Mull Leamon; brothers, RC.and Johnny Leamon.Survired by

Charlie Leslie

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Charlie Mae Leslie, 69, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in a Rome, Ga., hospital.Funeral: at noon today at Greater New Home Baptist Church with Elder G.M. Spotts as the eulogist.Burial: Forest

Rachel Mannon

Tennessee
DUNLAP Rachel Mannon, 77, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.A giver to the homeless, Rachel was always collecting clothing to take to homeless shelters. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.She

Bonnie Martin

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Bonnie Martin 70, died Sunday, Oct 27, 2013.Services at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Pendergrass Cemetery.Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. CDT today.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements

Wilburn McClure

Hamilton county
Sr.Wilburn McClure Sr., 90, of Lakesite, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.He was a Jehovahs Witness.Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Soddy-Daisy Kingdom Hall.Share your memories at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.Legacy Funeral

David McKaig

Georgia
ROSSVILLE David Lee McKaig, 60, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in a local health care facility.He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia.Mr. McKaig was a respiratory therapist and RN.Survivors are father, Clyde (Mary)

Lucille Peace

Hamilton county
Lucille Layne Peace, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. She was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist. After 35 years of service, she retired from Provident Insurance Co. and later

Robbie Tolbert

Hamilton county
Robbie Mae Tolbert, 67, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at a hospice facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home,1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Charlotte Whitmire

Hamilton county
Charlotte Louise Clayton Whitmire, 68, of Signal Mountain, died at her home Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.Mrs. Whitmire was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Whitmire; parents, Chester and Mary Louise Rigsby Clayton;

Lionel Zachery

Hamilton county
Lionel Zachery transitioned from this life on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.Lionel was born to the union of Leonard Zachery and Dale Rooks-Zachery on Oct. 20, 1971, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Leonard proceeded in death on April
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the "flood mayor" for leading North Dakota's largest city through several successful fights against the Red...
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) - Longtime Minnesota radio and television personality Rodger Kent, who announced professional wrestling and hosted a fishing and hunting show, has died at age 90.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....