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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 30, 2013



George

Hamilton county
George Blair, Jr.George W. Blair, Jr., 66 of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. He resided at Consulate healthcare for the last 11 months, where he received excellent care from the staff.

Charles Adkins

Hamilton county
Jr.Lt. Charles Conoly Adkins Jr., USN (Ret), 68, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away at his home in Port Orange, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.Mr. Adkins was born and raised in Chattanooga to the

Dorothy Alexander

Hamilton county
Dorothy "Dottie" Zachry Alexander, 91, of Hixson passed away Friday Sept. 27, 2013. Dottie was born in Notasulga, Ala., but had lived in the Chattanooga area for over 50 years. She was preceded in death

Kelly Archey

Tennessee
PALMER Kelly Jo Archey, 20, passed away Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 1 at the Palmer Freewill Baptist Church on Rock Avenue in Palmer, Tenn.Burial will be

Meliton Bernabe

Hamilton county
, Sr.Rev. Meliton Galindez Bernabe, 82, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. He was a retired Pastor and District Superintendent for the Church of the Nazarene, Philippine District, for over 35 years.

Lesley Carter

Hamilton county
Lesley Horton Carter passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. He was born Dec. 7, 1915.His parents, John and Martha Carter; his wife, Dolly; his 15 siblings, and their spouses preceded him in death.He is

Bob Cross

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Bob Cross, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Survivors: children, Sue Cross, Vernon Cross, Preston Cross. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.Family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m.

Harry Folkner

Hamilton county
Harry Folkner, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was 85 years old.He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. Harry attended Mountain Creek School and

Louise Gravitt

Hamilton county
Mary Louise Gravitt, 83, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Louise was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. She taught Kindergarten at Middle Valley Baptist Church. She was retired from Ganns

Sara Guthrie

Georgia
CHICKAMAUGA Sara Ruth Harris Guthrie, 69, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was of the Baptist Faith. She retired from the Roper Corporation in 1992

Juanita Hamil

Hamilton county
Juanita J. Hamil, 73, of Ooltewah died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

John Johnson

Hamilton county
John E Johnson, 96, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Evelyn Lynch

Hamilton county
Evelyn D. Lynch, 91, of Hixson, passed away Saturday Sept. 28, 2013. She was born Feb. 19, 1922 in Summerlee, W. Va., to the late Earl C. and Margarette Elizabeth Duncan.Mrs. Lynch was a graduate

Floyd McKamey

Hamilton county
Floyd McKamey, 84, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away in a Chattanooga Hospital on Friday Sept. 27, 2013. He was born March 2, 1929 to the late Jessie and Everee Burres McKamey. He had

Elaine Searcy

Tennessee
SOUTHPITTSBURG Elaine Searcy, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Retired from TVAs downtown Chattanooga office, she was preceded in death by her parents, W.A. and Nettie Blevins Searcy; brothers, John, Bob and Carl Searcy; and

Joann Smith

Hamilton county
Joann Smith, 86, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Charles Terry

Hamilton county
Charles Terry, 65, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P Franklin, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

In MemoryRandolph Banks

In memory
INMEMORYRandolph "Randy Banks Jr.Happy Birthday, RandyWe love and miss you so much. Sadly missed by family

In MemoryTIFFANY NORRIS

In memory
INMEMORYJuly 8, 1978 - Sept. 30, 2002Life can change in the blink of an eye. Eleven years ago today, our lives changed forever when you left our physical presence. We miss your laughter, energy, smile,
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.