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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 31, 2013



Nellie Abel

Dayton
Nellie Sedman Abel, 86, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 28, 2013 at her home. She was born March 6, 1927 in Rhea Springs to the late George and Elizabeth McNutt Sedman. She was

Teresa Cagle

Rock spring
Teresa Ann Headrick Cagle, 54, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Rossville Church of God. Teresa was a graduate of
Bobby Joe Culpepper, 86, formerly of Rainsville, Ala., passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today,Oct. 30, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Haynes and the Rev.

Stewart Galus

Altamont
Mr. Stewart Anton Galus, 62, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. He was retired from the U.S. Air force after 22 years service and The Big Creek Utility District in Coalmont. He was a member

June Gray

Rossville
June Ballard Gray, 86, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in a local hospital. She had lived in Rossville since 1956 and was retired from Rossville Mills (Culp, Inc.) and was a member of the

Jason Holliday

Murfreesboro
Jason Dale Holliday, 28, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tenn. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today

Ivymay Jeske

Benton
Ivymay Jeske, 86, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Survivors: children, Raymond Jeske, Richard Jeske, Donald Jeske, Daniel Jeske, Terrilyn Jones and Keith Jeske; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral service is 2 p.m. today at Higgins

Glenda Smith

Fort payne
Glenda Sue "Susie" Smith, 69, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 3, 2013, at her home in Bullhead City, Ariz. She was a loving mother, wife, sister and grandmother and although she departs us in

Rev. J.D. Stump

Cleveland
The Rev. J.D. Stump, 78, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Survivors: wife, Brenda Stump; daughter, Alinda LaMar; granddaughters, Kimberly Brooke Lankford (Curtis) and Kristin Lynn Rader(Eric); great-granddaughter, Alayna Brooke; sisters, Bernice Rice an

Ann Whan

Richard city
Elizabeth Ann Case Whan, 66, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. Those left to cherish her memories are daughters, Tracey Lynn (Eric) Sutton, Stephanie Zoe Woodfin; grandchildren, Stephen "Luke"

Gene Yates

Ringgold
William Eugene "Gene" Yates, 86, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, he was a member of Ringgold United Methodist Church for almost 67 years and was a retired

In MemorySharon Gardner

Sharon Woods Gardner Oct. 30, 1953 - Happy birthday, baby! We all miss you so much I thank GOD fifty-nine years ago, when he put you in my arms. You where a blessing and
NEW YORK (AP) - A co-founder of the advocacy group Autism Speaks has died after helping build it into one of the leading voices for people with the developmental disorder....
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.
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...
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.
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...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.