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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.
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the 'godfather of gore,' has died. He was 87.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator Ben Steele has died in Montana. He was 98.
Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch, At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The executive producer of TV's "NCIS" and creator of "NCIS: New Orleans" has died. CBS says in a statement that Gary Glasberg died in his sleep...