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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 09, 2014



Wendell Brown

Dayton
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

Summerville
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

Summerville
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

Menlo
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

Christiana
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

Cleveland
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

Huntland
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

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

In MemoryLAURA ELDRIDGE

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

In MemoryCHRIS MARTIN

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

In MemoryMELVA SUE SHULL

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
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died in Los Angeles. She was 92.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Claud Johnson, son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson, has died at age 83.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - His publicist says comedian Jack Carter died of respiratory failure over the weekend at his Beverly Hills home.
CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say anti-vaccine Dr. Jeff Bradstreet has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93.
NEW YORK (AP) - A longtime New York congressman who was forced to resign after two corruption convictions has died. Mario Biaggi was 97.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Dick Van Patten, the genial comic actor best known as the patriarch of TV's "Eight is Enough," has died, according to his publicist Daniel Bernstein.
BOSTON (AP) - The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gunther Schuller, the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, has died at age 89.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The president of Washington State University, Elson Floyd, has died at 59.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Laura A. Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country reeled from the Sept....
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Danny Villanueva, a former NFL kicker and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Salter, the prize-winning author acclaimed for his sophisticated, granular prose and sobering insights in "Light Years," ''A Sport and a Pastime" and other fiction, has...
BALTIMORE (AP) - Wendell Holmes, the guitarist, pianist and singer and songwriter of the soul and blues band The Holmes Brothers, has died.
LEEDS, Ala. (AP) - The mother of NBA great Charles Barkley, Charcey Glenn, has died at her home in Alabama.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ralph Roberts, a businessman with a gentle demeanor who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A stepbrother of Jacqueline Kennedy has died. Hugh D. Auchincloss (AWK'-in-klahs) III was 87.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - The husband of former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman has died. John Whitman was 71.