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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 04, 2014


Billy Boozer, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Cynthia Clingan

Franklin
Born Dec. 7, 1969, in Warner-Robins, Ga., Cynthia passed away peacefully on Aug. 1, 2014, after a long battle with breast cancer. She showed grace and peace through it all, and will be
Terry Wayne DeBerry, 63, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Survivors include children, Adam DeBerry, Jesse DeBerry, Amy Walters, Neisha Rutledge; four brothers; three sisters; five grandchildren. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at

Clara Estes

Fort oglethorpe
Clara Jane Estes, 90, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in a local hospice center. She was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Anniston, Ala., to the late Marion and Cordie
Martha Evelyn Everett, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Red Bank Life Care Center, just one week after celebrating her 93rd birthday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m.
John Bartholomew Grannan Jr. 75, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, in a local hospital. John received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Evansville, was a lifetime member of the Sigma
Ralph B. Gravett, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 4, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Alan Rogers officiating.
James Harris, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Clyde Henderson

Evensville
Clyde Mitchell Henderson, 77, passed away Saturday,Aug. 2, 2014, at his home. Clyde was a longtime resident of Rhea County, a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Bledsoe County. He was a former employee
Willie R. Hickman, 70, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Dayton. Visitiation today, Aug. 4, from 3-9 p.m.
Rickey N. Horton, 56, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at a hospital in Cleveland, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Milton L. Hunter, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Edna Blackwell Irwin, 90, of Apison, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. She was a graduate of the Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing, Class of 1946, and retired from the Hamilton County Public
Dennis Jay Kile, 62, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at his home. He was born July 5, 1952, in Chattanooga to the late Jay and Nora Kile. Mr. Kile was
David Edmond Kulski, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born March 23, 1953 in Kingston, Penn. His son, Braden Gene

Raymond Lunsford

Springville
Raymond E. Lunsford, 84, of passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Mr. Lunsford was a veteran serving on the USS Midway, and was a Ham radio operator. Ray was preceded in death by

Nancy Miller

West land,
Mich. Nancy Sue Miller, 79, a former resident of Haletown,Tenn., passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Preceded in death by parents, George Edward Cardwell and Laura May Reed Cardwell. Online condolences are welcome at

David Nelms

Tunnel hill
David Allison Nelms, 71, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold and Tunnel Hill areas, he was a member of New Hope
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
Blanche Parris CLEVELAND Blanche G. Parris, 90, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.
John Ricks, 62, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at a hospice facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Mattie LuAnn Sanders, 76, departed this life on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at a local hospital. She is survived by her children, Charles Sanders and Sharon McClain; sister, Dorothy Tellis; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
Ted Schoettler RINGGOLD Carlton Theodore "Ted, Old Papa" Schoettler, 89, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Ted lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia area
Vin Sedman, infant son of Vince and Paige Sedman, passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Vin was born on July 1, 2014, a tiny, 3-pound miracle, and
Albert Leroy Smith, 72, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. A native of Jasper, Tenn., Leroy was born the son of the late Baalam and Eleandor Smith.
Gilbert Franklin Stone, 83, of Ooltewah, went to be with his Savior on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. He was born in Cumberland Furnace (Dickson County), Tenn. After graduating from Charlotte High School, he attended
Helen Tyler Helen Ruth Tyler, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Services will be held today, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. in
Donald Earl Westbrook, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Mr. Westbrook was born in Terre Haute, Ind., to Roy and Marcella Westbrook. He was raised in Chattanooga and graduated from Central
Mitchell Ray Westbrook, 64, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic

In MemoryMiracle McDonald

June 20, 1997-Aug. 3, 2013 One year has gone by. Sadly missed and remembered. Love, Mother Gwen, family and friends.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.
DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
Video game creators and colleagues of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shared their reactions to his death from a bile duct tumor at age 55:
ATLANTA (AP) - The artist tapped to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds has died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.