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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 09, 2014

Wendell Brown

Wendell Brown, 88, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Life Care Center of Rhea County. Wendell was past president of Dayton Rotary Club, 25-year member of the Dayton City Council, past mayor 1999-2005/president vice mayor
Melvin Butts, 66, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

DeJeannette Cardin

DeJeannette Ruth Norton Cardin, 66, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born in Atlanta, on Aug. 5, 1947, and was a member of Pennville Alliance Church. She was preceded in death by her

William Day

William Albert "Bill" Day, 72, died Sunday, April 6, 2014. Survivors, daughter, Rebecca (Gregory) Wheeler; sister, LaVerne Mcguire; grandson, Ethan Wheeler. Funeral is 6 p.m Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation
Kenneth B. Fouts, 57, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. A resident of Chickamauga, and graduate of Gordon Lee High School, he was preceded in death by his parents, O.L. and Billye Jean Fouts;

Donald Gregg

Donald Lebron Gregg, 55, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 7, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Garretts Chapel
Jean Brock Herron, 72, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Herron was born July 21, 1941 in Signal Mountain, to the late Wayne
Fredrick Hodge, 54, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was employed by Fresh Start Lawn Care Co. for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by Eva and Curtis Hodge. He is survived

Raymond Jones

Raymond Michael Jones, 57, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, after an extended illness. He was a native of Chattanooga and the son of the late Raymond Swanson and Erica Blum Jones. He is survived
Barbara "Judy" Lee passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, in a Hamilton County healthcare facility. She was born Sept. 26, 1939 and was a lifelong resident of Apison. She is survived by two sons, Kenny

Madge Lockhart

Madge Clements Lockhart, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Madge was an educational organization executive. She was born is Soddy, Tenn., to the late Arlie and Ollie Clements. Madge was co-founder and president of
Chad Moore, 34, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Steven Richard "Rick" Penley, 53, passed away quietly Saturday evening, April 5, 2014. He lived his life in Chattanooga. He worked for Hamilton County Parks & Recreations for 14 years, later he worked for Delps
Sunny M. Reich, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Doris May Howell, 84, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by South Crest of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory.
Truman C. Sherrill, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home Saturday, April 5, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Truman Cantrell and Charlie Belle Sherrill

Bertha Stevens

Bertha Geneva Stevens, 92, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at her home. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Huntland. Visitation 5 until 8
Joyce Balinger Tatum, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. A lifelong teacher and student, she delighted in helping people learn new things. She inspired and mentored hundreds of people with a rare
Rocky Lee Willbanks Jr., 20, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born Oct. 31, 1993, he was a loving son, father, brother and friend to all who

Barbara Williams

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Barbara L. Williams, 75, passed away on Thursday March 20, 2014. Condolences can be sent to All services will be private. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory,


It has been one year today since the Lord called you home. Sadly missed by your loving family, Yvonne, Walt, Jerry, Jackie, and your husband, Gerald. We'll see you again someday.

In MemoryTillmon Jones

Elder Tillmon Jones Sr. April 9, 1925 - Jan. 15, 2009 Happy 89th Birthday From Your Son, Darnell Jones, and your daughters Alma Hunt, Jannie Means, and Lorene Collier


Forever in our hearts Mom & Dad Zoe, Chloe & Lake Rob, Wendi, Riley & Emma Rose


In Loving Memory You are more than a memory to me. Youre still a part of my life. Someday we will be together again. Love always, Terry
July 6, 1977 - April 9, 2013 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves leaves a memory no one can steal. Love Mom, Family and all who's life you touched
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...