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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 03, 2014

Mary Faye Cox Alexander, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1932 in Chattanooga to the late Duncan and Sarah Cox. She was a
Donald "Donnie" Wayne Barnes, 65, a longtime resident of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was a graduate of Red Bank High School. Donnie served in and was honorable discharged
Mary Winder Curtis Black, 91, entered the larger life on Friday, March 28, 2014. Mary was the wife of the late Donald F. Black; and the daughter of Paul W. Curtis Sr. and Ruth Teas
Rick Blinn Glenn Richard "Rick" Blinn II passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 25, 2014. He will be sadly missed. He was a nurse for many years in Florida and Tennessee. He loved people and

Thelma Booth

Thelma Booth, a life anchored in faithfulness to her Lord Jesus Christ was rewarded when she answered the call of her Redeemer on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m.
Jeffery Allen Crawley, 48, of Hixson, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. He was a member of The Legends pool team. He retired from Food Lion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyal
Marian Beryl Edwards, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home. Marian was born in Clinton, S.C., and was retired from Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse. Marian also served in

Tommy Gatlin

James Thomas Gatlin Sr. went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend that loved playing golf, fishing, coaching

Melissa Graham

Melissa Ann Graham, 49, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed spending time with her family
Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Pope Hagan, 76, departed this life for her home with her Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, March 31, 2014. She was the wife of Dr. Paul K. Hagan Jr. Completed funeral arrangements

Calvin Harvey

Calvin Harvey, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home. He was of the Church of God faith and a Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by parents,
Katherine Estes Hixon, 84, Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 4, 1930, to Hal and Georgia Estes. She was preceded in death by the love
Pauline Howard, 87, died Monday, March 31, 2013. Survivors: husband of 66 years, Ernest Howard; daughter, Sandra Haskett and husband, Thomas; two grandchildren: Warren "Butch" Arthur Jr. and Misty Renfro; several stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Laura Kubiaczyk

Laura Nell Kubiaczyk, 69, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was born in Bridgeport, Ala., to the late Marion Brian and Daisy Dean Campbell and has

James Lacy

James Ramon Lacy, 83, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Lacy was retired from Combustion Engineering and was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas and Irene Francis Lacy; sister, Bertie
Virginia "Gin" McElroy, 85, departed this life Saturday, March 29, 2014. She was born Oct. 31, 1928 in Chattanooga, to the late Mr. Frederick Watkins and Ms. Cora Bell Jones. She is preceded in death
Marshall McEwen, 83, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Manchester, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Winifred McEwen, of Sale Creek, Tenn.; brothers, Malcolm and Tommy McEwen.
Alfonzo Pollard passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was born Feb. 26, 1952 to James Pollard and Helen Moore Pollard in Chattanooga. He was a 1971 graduate of Howard High School. He attended Nashville
Archie Robinson, 64, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Michael Allen Rosales, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014. Michael was born in Detorit, Mich., and has many relatives out of state. He is survived by his mother, Anna Rosales; daughters, Jessica,
Joseph Allen "Joey" Rutherford, 29, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 3, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Christopher
Jimmy Smith TRENTON Jimmy Ray Smith, 51, died Sunday. March 30, 2014. Jimmy worked as a mechanic and was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Ray Smith and Betty Jean Long. Survivors include,

Wanda Snapp

Wanda Augusta Watts Snapp, 83, went home to be with The Lord Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Newport, Tenn., to the late William Henry
Ralph Oliver Tatum Jr., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 29, 2014. He was born Feb. 24, 1962, to the late Ralph Sr. and Norma Tatum. A veteran of U.S.
Helen Sisson Thaxton, 89, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Manorhouse Assisted Living, Chattanooga, TN 37405. She was born Sept. 19, 1924 in Ringgold, Ga., daughter of John Lester Sisson and Myrtle Childers
Kelsey Thomas, 23, crossed over to glory on Tuesday, March 29, 2014. He was a student at Orange Grove Center. He leaves to cherish his mother, LaShawn Toney; father, Dameyne Toney Sr.; brother, Dameyne "D.J."
Ruth McAlister Tidwell, 89, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 31, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, April 3, in the funeral home chapel with the
Barbara Imogene Tubbs, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Minister Gary Massey officiating. Interment will
Janet Teresa White, 60, East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of Shields Baptist Church. Janet enjoyed
June 2, 1950-April 3, 2013 Momma, It seems like only yesterday you were on the porch reading a book, laughing and joking with the family. Its been a year since you left us but

In MemoryPeggie Bryant

In loving memory of my daughter, Peggie J. Bryant who departed this world April 2, 1993. The Lord called you to heaven. We miss you so much: your smiling face, your soft voice, calling.

In MemoryAdam Burrow

April 10, 1973-April 3, 2011 Three years you have been gone. Even though in seven days you will be forty-one, you will always be Mamas baby boy. It seems to get harder not seeing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.