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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 05, 2014

Roberta Crawley Carter, 91 of Hixson died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. She was born Jan. 29, 1923 in Soddy, Tenn., to the late Walter and Elizabeth Penney Crawley. Roberta was a member of Soddy Church

James Childers

Tracy city
James Eric Childers, 42, of the Flat Branch community near Tracy City died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Gregg Cemetery. Visitation 5-9 p.m. today at Foster
Tommy Cranmore, 77 of Soddy-Daisy died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at his residence. The son of the late Roy Cranmore Sr. and Vira Nixon Cranmore, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Sally

Harold Dupree

Harold Don Dupree, 74, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Mountain View
Dorothy "Dot" Locklear Gross, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Donald Kelley Hayes, 82, passed into the loving arms of God at his home on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Donald served in Europe in the Korean War in the US Air Force as Sgt. for

Clyde Henderson

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 retired career
Edna "Eddie" Varela Herdman, Ph.D., 70, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, after a brief, but fierce, battle with cancer. She truly embodied what it meant to live, as a daughter,
Hubert Ernest Humbard, 88, of Hixson, passed away from this life on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Hubert was born in Cleveland, Tenn., and was a graduate of Central High School. He proudly served our
Jane Manning, 66, of Greenville, Mo., died July 29, 2014 at her home. She was born on Nov. 10, 1947 in San Bernardino, Calif., the daughter of George and Alice Gustafson Brookshire. Survivors include her
Sandra Joy Hilke Pearson, 65, of Hixson, passed away at on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends. Sandi has battled pancreatic cancer for the past several months. Sandi was born in
Maggie Marie Dempsey, 78, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at her Residence. Funeral is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, from the Sand Mountain Free Holiness Church in Section. Visitation all day
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.

Jessica Smith

Jessica Michelle Smith, 38, went to be with her Lord and Savior at her residence on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. She was a hair stylist employed at Great Clips in Lookout Valley. She was
Rachel Nicholson Sparks, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Survivors, children, Jack (Karen) Sparks, Delaine (Nolan) Crisp; brother, Ralph Mann; sister, Ernestine Dickerson; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p. m. Thursday, Aug.

Mitch Westbrook

Mitchell "Mitch" Westbrook, 64, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia where he was a 1968 graduate of Rossville High School. He received an
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

Pearlie Wright

Fort payne
Pearlie Lea Wright, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at her daughers residence. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne. Burial in Fischer Cemetery. Visitation 4-8 p.m. CDT today

Gay Wydick

Gay C. Wydick, 78, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Marshall Medical Center South. Funeral was at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Liberty Baptist Church, Painter with Rev. Chris Andrews and Dr.
Jane S. Wythe, 95, of West Hartford, Conn., and formerly of Chattanooga, wife of the late Evan H. Wythe, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Ill., daughter of the

In MemoryHarold Berry

Aug. 5, 1938-April 24, 2013 Happy Birthday! Always in our hearts. We love and miss you. Your Family.


Sept. 13, 1958-Aug. 3, 2007 In loving memory, forever in our hearts. Missed by all. Love, Ashley, Logan, Taylor and Wayne

In MemoryMiracle McDowell

June 20, 1997-Aug. 3, 2013 One year has gone by. Sadly missed and remembered. Love, Mother Gwen, family and friends.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died. He was 60.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...