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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.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the "flood mayor" for leading North Dakota's largest city through several successful fights against the Red...
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) - Longtime Minnesota radio and television personality Rodger Kent, who announced professional wrestling and hosted a fishing and hunting show, has died at age 90.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....