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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 02, 2014

Evelyn Rather Allen, 81, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 31, 2014, from a local hospital after a brief illness. She recently retired from Gene Longley & Associates. She was
Donald "Kris" Bain, 35, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. Share your memories, stories and photos at Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation

Kathaleen Barker

Kathaleen Batchelor Barker, born June 24, 1915, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at age 99. Born in Muscadine, Ala., the oldest child of Lula Ann and Leonard
Garnett Winthrop Campbell, 90, of Hixson, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Garnett was born in Chattanooga on Dec. 15, 1923. He attended City High School and became a huge supporter over the years.
Samuel Bradley Cromer, 19, of Chattanooga, entered Heaven on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at OLPH Catholic Church with Rev. Jim Vick officiating. Memorial
Charles E. Fuller, 71, of Chattanooga and formerly of Sale Creek passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Fuller retired from the Hamilton County Highway Department after 30 years of service. Survivors include wife,
John Bartholomew Grannan Jr., 75, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.,

Angela Grant

Angela Marie Grant, 51, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. She had lived in the North Georgia area for most of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She loved spending

Virginia Griffith

Virginia Griffith, 84, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Virginia was born in Chattanooga to the late Luther and Louise Hixson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Webber N. Griffith; siblings, Alene
Louiza Hoodenpyle, 86, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hoodenpyle; son, Charles William Hoodenpyle; sisters, Flo Harris and Virgie
Edna Blackwell Irwin, 90, of Apison, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Brenda Ithier

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Brenda Perkins Ithier passed Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A 1967 graduate of Howard High, she was employed by Chase Bank. Services: 10 a.m. today, St. Benedicts Church, handled by Bentas Funeral Home, Bronx,
Jeffery C. Jackson, 23, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, July 27, 2014. Survivors include mother, Brenda Jackson of Marietta, Ga.; Father, Jeffery Garner of Chattanooga; siblings, Jasmine Jackson and Martez Woods; great-grandmother, Emme

Gene Johnson Sr.

Gene Kenneth Johnson Sr., 71, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Johnson was retired from Brown Brothers Construction Company and was a member of Power Point Ministry Center.
Terrye Lynn Miller, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Terrye was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a 1983 graduate of Kirkman Technical School and received her
Pauline B. Miller, 89, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Methodist faith. A 1942 graduate

Troy Murdock

Troy Murdock, 60, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at his residence. Funeral is set from 2 p.m CDT today, Aug. 2, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Jerry Myers and Brother Billy

Robert Newman

Robert Lillard Newman, 78, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. Funeral service will be today, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the
Penny Suzette Painter, 46, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Penny was an organ donor. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. Penny is the daughter of
Virginia Irene Prichard, 88, of Harrison, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2014, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Johnston and Ida DeFriese, and was also preceded in death by

James Risinger

James Risinger, 64, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Brookwood Hospital. Services are set for 3 p.m. CDT Sunday, Aug. 3, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Centre. Family will accept friends today, Aug.
Philip Schmidt Philip Schmidt, 74, of Gallatin, formerly Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, Aug.

Amy Sexton

Amy V. Sexton, 81, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. She was born on February 9, 1933. She is survived by sons, Raymond John Schenkenberger, Jimmy Irvin Rightenour; daughters, Debra Jean Snyder, Janet Sue

George Shadwick

George Franklin Shadwick, 43, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a painter for Ridge-Park Construction Company, and will be deply missed by his family and friends. He is
Harold Shell CLEVELAND Harold Roger Shell, 82, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the family residence. He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church where he was

Martha Smith

Martha E. Smith, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 31, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith and attended First Baptist Church. Some of Martha's favorite activities included sewing and
Deloris N. Sullivan, 73, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at her residence. A longtime resident of Apison, she lived in Dunlap the past 15 years. She was of the Baptist faith and was preceded
Lora Marie Trotter, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Lora graduated from Hixson High School in 1982 and attended UTC. Lora was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. She was a
Helen Tyler Helen Ruth Tyler, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Helen, affectionately called "Nannie" by family and friends, was born Aug.
Anne Tyroff Anne P. Tyroff, 90, of Ooltewah,passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at a local hospital. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, in Corinth Cemetery, Stone Mountain, Ga.


Tina Marie Cox July 31, 1964-July 16, 2006 In loving memory of Tina Marie Cox. Sadly missed by her parents, Martha & Wendell Cox, & fine children, Joshua Cox & Jennifer Palmer


still miss you, after 43 years, Linda


May 21, 1977-Aug. 2, 1998 Jeff hasnt been here in person for sixteen years, but he is always in our hearts. Dad, Mom, Tim, Jennifer, Mia, Jessica and Jeremy
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...