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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
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PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
SEATTLE (AP) - Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in...