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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
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...