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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

Rainsville
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

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 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

Wildwood
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

Ringgold
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

Crossville
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.

In Memory IN MEMORY

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.
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.