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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 07, 2014

Jane Adler

Emma Jane Alder, 73, passed away, Friday, April 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Alder; son, Terry Lee Alder Sr.; grandson, Terry Lee Alder Jr.; great-grandson, Zachary Johnson; parents,
Wendell "Boo" Billingsley, 69, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ. Wendell was preceded in death by parents, Malcolm and Ora Billingsley; sister, Phyllis Wilson; brothers,

Darlen Brown

Darlene Mae Brown, 64, passed from this life on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev.

Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Bill Cantrell, 76, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Chattanooga, following a brief illness. The son of the late Charlie and Verna Parker Cantrell, he was also preceded in death by his wife,
Carl Cecil Clark Sr., 94, of Hixson, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 in California. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Edwin Dale Clayton, 72, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, April 4, 2014. Ed was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was an active member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church where
John Wesley Creswell, 76, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Erlanger Health Systems Medical Intensive Care Unit. He was surrounded by loved ones. He was
Minnie Marie Dobbs, 86, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 4, 2014. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Mr. James Ralph Dobbs. She is survived by her
Lamar Eaker, 86, a native of Chattanooga and resident of Mobile since 1973, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 at a local hospital. Mr. Eaker was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at
Terry Farmer, 67, of Chattanooga passed away April 4, 2014. Terry was born October 13, 1946, in Chattanooga. He is a veteran of the United States Military, having served in the US Army from 1969

Robert Flegal

Robert Brian Flegal, 49, passed away Saturday April 5, 2014. A resident of the LaFayette area for the past 33 years, he was formerly of Brownsboro, Ala. He was a former employee of Diamond

Frances Flury

Frances Flury, 95, formally of Tracy City, Tenn., passed away at her residence Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Nashville. Mrs. Flury was a retired employee of the Grundy County Board of Education and was a
Joe A. Milburn, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday afternoon, April 4, 2014 , at Memorial Health Care Center. He was a past member of Saint Elmo United Methodist Church and a current member of
Gilbert "Uncle Gil" Morris Jr., 92, of Lookout Valley died Saturday, April 5, 2014. The son of the late Gilbert Sr. and Annie Morris he was also preceded in death by his wife,
Sharon Denise Dodds Murray, 58, passed away April 3, 2014. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School, class of 1973, and received an associates degree in business from McKenzie College. She was a

Wendell Myers

Mr. Wendell Matthew "Matt" Myers, 35, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. He was a member of the Laborer's Union Local 846 in Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his father, Rudy Wendell Myers.
Sara L. Pettus, 77, of Chattanooga ,passed Saturday April 5, 2014, at a local Nursing Facility. Shs was a member of New Monumental Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advabtage Funeral and

Ira Ray

Ira Mae Taylor Barrett Ray, 85, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was born to the late James and Mary Norris Taylor.

Ronny Summers

Ronny 'Rabbit" Summers, 63, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ronny loved fishing and trail riding with his brother, daughter, and granddaughter, and friends, and


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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.