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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 16, 2014

Mrs. Charlie Will Finney Anderson "Mother", 87, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was a strong believer in Christ, treating others as she wanted to be treated.
Pauline Holden Babb, beloved mother and wife passed on to her eternal life Monday, April 14, 2014, surrounded by her loving husband, children (and 1,000 kisses) after an extended illness. A longtime residence of Chattanooga,

Paul Betty

Paul Wayne Betty, 79, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Chuck Smith and
Azalee Walker Bishop, 69, a lifelong resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Acworth, Ga., at the home of her daughter. She was born in Chattanooga, on May 12, 1944 a
Rev. Fred Brannen CLEVELAND Rev. Fred Alton Brannen, 75, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the family residence with his loving family by his side. He devoted his life
Jacqueline Rena Brown, 47, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
n Col. (Retired) Michael S. Byington, 70, of Signal Mountain, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home. After high school graduation from Staunton Military Academy, Mike attended the University of Chattanooga where he
Johnathan Paul Cass Sr. simply known as "Cass" by many, 42, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was a deacon at Greens Lake Road Church
Ruth Ellen Smartt Dunn, 85, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 6, 1929 in Chattanooga. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Willis E. Dunn;
Rebecca Ann "Becky" Ervin, 61, McDonald, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 13, 2014. Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clay
Betty Jane Flood Foy, 78, died peacefully, surrounded by her daughters on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Betty Jane was the cherished only child of Ben and Marian Patterson Flood of Lakeland, Fla. She attended

Homer Gibbs

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Homer J. Gibbs, 87, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Sheltering Arms, Palmer, Tenn. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the funeral home chapel with military honors, the burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery.

Georgia Gill

Georgia Carol Gill, 67, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Survivors include son, Gordon (Davonna) Kinsey; five grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Lively, Kathy (Tim) Davis; sister-in-law, Reba Gill. Funeral is 4 p.m. today, April 16, 2014,
George Hobbs Jr. George Braskas Hobbs Jr., 86, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on Monday, April 14, 2014. George was born in Chattanooga on May 31, 1927. He
Shirlene Jabbar, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2014, in the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Roxanne Steele ROSSVILLE Roxanne Steele, 43, entered into the joy of the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2014. She was employed at Southern Heritage Assisted Living as a caregiver and had been a Rossville
Raymond F. Lusk, 86, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 in Illinois. He was born in Chattanooga to Pleasant and Carrie Lusk. Most of the years of his life were spent
Juanita June Marcum, the most loving and Godly mother has now joined her husband, Wallace Marcum Jr. the love of her life, in their home in Heaven on Monday, April 14, 2014. Born in
Marion McConnell Marion Ruth Brown McConnell, of Chattanooga, departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Marion was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Marshall County, Tenn., and attended Cornersville School where she met, and later married,
Howells D. "Bud" Miller Jr., 88, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, April 12, 2014. Bud was a graduate of the University of Chattanooga. He is a retired city of Chattanooga employee.

Bobby Moore Jr.

Bobby Moore Jr. departed this life Thursday, April 10, 2014. Memorial services at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Delray Baptist Church with family receiving friends from 1 p.m. until service time there at the
Willie "Peter Rabbit" Moss I, 67, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Chattanooga. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and
Charles H. Nelson, 84, passed away on April 14, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Carolyn Pack

Carolyn S. Pack, 54, went home to be with her Lord early Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014. Funeral services at 4 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens. Visitation
James V. "Jim" Proffitt, 76, on Monday, April 14, 2014, went home to be with the Lord. He was born in McMinn County, grew up and lived most of his life in Meigs County. He
Robbye S. Reep, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975

Barbara Stone

Barbara Louise Stone, 70, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Surviving, her children, Karl Gore, James Gore, Rhonda Dennis; grandson, William Tyler Dennis. At Mrs. Stones request, she will be cremated and the family

Dustin Tidwell

Dustin Cole Tidwell, 20, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Service at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Tollett Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Visitation 5-9 p.m. CDT

Louise Wallin

LaFAYETTE Louise Atkins Wallin, 87, died Tuesday April 15, 2014. Survivors: daughter, Maryln Hewitt; son, David Leonard; sister, Frances Wilkes; granddaughter Kristy Hewitt Lawson; grandsons, Rusty Hewitt, Scott, Rocky and Rickey Leonard; several great-grandchildren, nieces

Alvenia Warner

Alvenia "Sweet Pea" Warner, 88, departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was born in Corinth, Ky., to the late Charles and Martha Bradley and was of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded

Johnathan Wheat

Johnathan Layne Wheat, 48, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was born May 12, 1965 in Milledgeville, Ga. He was of the Baptist faith, an employee of Jeff Porter Roofing Co. and he enjoyed
Louise "Doodle" Wiggins, 89, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Soddy Daisy Health Care Center. Louise was beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was of the Church of God faith. Louise
Wallace T. Wilson, 75, of Sale Creek, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at North Chapel Chattanooga Funeral Home. The family will receive friends
Phyllis Yerbey, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Mrs. Yerbey was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...