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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 07, 2014

Pamela Adcock

Pamela Kaye Adcock, 54, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at her residence. Funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald, Pastor Del Sharp, Minister

Tres Adcock

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Harold W. "Tres" Adcock III, 30, of Vail, Colo., formerly of South Pittsburg, died unexpectedly early Friday morning, Aug. 1, 2014. The son of Harold W. "Buzz" (Sue) Adcock Jr., and Beth (Mike) Allen, all

Charles Angel

Charles G. Angel, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial in Charlie J. Angel Family Cemetery. Visitation after 4 p.m. today at the church.
Phyllis Bacchi Phyllis Bacchi, 92, of Signal Mountain, died Monday Aug. 4, 2014. She was born May 3, 1922, in Norristown, Pa., to the late Phillip and Caterina Diliberto. She was active in her church,

Bill Bailey

LaFAYETTE Bill Bailey lost his battle with cancer Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Shepherd Hills Health Care. Bill was born Aug. 16,
James Walter "Joe" Beckett, 59, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Joe was born Nov. 16, 1954 in Houston, Texas to the late Frank Simpson Beckett and Nancy Jane Mistell. He is survived

Sue Buffington

Sue Morgan Buffington, 66, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Trenton First Baptist Church Burial in Trenton Baptist Cemetery. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Friday at Trenton
Kenneth Ray Burchard, 64, of Bakewell, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Kenneth retired from Ironworker's Local 704 and he served our country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War.
Mary H. "Pat" Burgess, 88, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Ooltewah. Born Oct. 2, 1925, in Mansfield, Ohio, she lived in Atlanta, and attended college in New Orleans, La., before spending her
Roberta Crawley Carter, 91, of Hixson, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 7, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Minister Bill Greer officiating. Interment will follow
Kenneth Wayne Davis, 68, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Harrison and was of the Baptist faith. Wayne was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam
Virginia Farmer, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. She was a member of Sequoyah Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melton Farmer; son,
Georgie Ann Silvels Finch, 72, passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.


In loving memory
"Granny" Carrie Mae Green Feb. 7, 1932-Aug. 7, 2012 Love, Amanda
Mrs. Johnnie Ruth Hampton, 77, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her home with her family at her side. She was a member of the Palmer Church of God. She was born in White
Jamey Hewitt James Anthony "Jamey" Hewitt, 44, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, from injuries received in an automobile accident. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Hewitt was a graduate of McCallie School, UTC

Regina Holland

Regina Maria Landry Holland, 46, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. She was born on Oct. 20, 1967. Regina was a graduate of Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga. She was very
Arthur Hughes NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. Arthur "Sonny" Hughes, 71, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home. Preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Nadine, he is survived by his
Shanetta Nicole Jefferson, 32, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. She was born on Sept. 22, 1981 and attended Hixson High School. She was an Independent Certified
Don Alexander Jr. TAMPA Verdon "Don" E. Alexander Jr.,, 83, passed away July 16, 2014, in Tampa. He was born in Middlesboro, Ky. on Oct. 12, 1930. His family moved to Chattanooga where he
Betty Louise Lane passed away peacefully in her home on Wedneday, Aug. 6, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was 89 years old, born on July 1, 1925 in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death
Betty Louise Lane passed away peacefully in her home on Wedneday, Aug. 6, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was 89 years old, born on July 1, 1925 in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death

Erlynn Luke

Erlynn Kay Luke, 62, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at a local hospital. She was a member of Ball Play Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, prior to
Mary Azar Maloof died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at her home on Lookout Mountain, Tenn., at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Maloof Frierson and husband, Jim; three
Paul Eugene Marler, 83, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 4, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 7, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor,
William Franklin "Frank" Nolan Sr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Frank worked at Rossville Furniture Co. for several years and he was an avid Duck Dynasty Fan and a NASCAR
John T. Ricks, 62, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Hospice facility in Chattanooga. Upon his graduation from high school, John enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He trained to be a X-Ray
Doris E. Shores, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Mrs. Shores was born in Tullahoma, Tenn., to Lewis and Clara Eason. She was raised in Chattanooga and was a graduate of
Lela Mae Turner, 78, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. She attended Howard High School. She is survived by son, Alex Leon Turner; brothers, Ralph Chatman, Ronald (Deborah) Chatman; two

Emma Vann

Emma Anis Vann, 90, departed this life Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will

Louise Ware

Louise Mitchell Ware, 66, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga, to the late Rev. Robert Oscar and Catherine Cordelia Watkins Mitchell. She was a
Layton S. Wilson, 55, of Apison, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in a local hospital. Mr. Wilson was the owner of Layton Wilson Painting since 1982. He was preceded in death by his
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary stripper Carol Doda, who helped introduce topless entertainment more than 50 years ago, has died at age 78.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...