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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 08, 2014

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,
Donald Kristopher "Kris" Bain, 35, of Signal Mountain passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Kris was an employee for the city of Chattanooga for the past 16 years. He previously attended Hixson High School
Wilma Jean Baxter, 65, Decatur, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Lafayette "Fate" Bennett Baker and the late Wilberta Adell Pruitt. She was
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
William Black, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 423-265-4414.
Billy Joe Boozer, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a former member of East Point Baptist Church in Cedartown, Ga. Billy was also a veteran of the United

Sue Buffington

Sue Morgan Buffington, 66, went home to be with the Lord and her husband, Jesse, on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Sue was a wonderful wife, mother, Grammy and friend. She loved spending time with her

Martha Buffington

Martha Cates "Marty" Buffington, 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 9, at Monteagle Sunday School Assembly Chapel in Monteagle. Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home,
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.
Brenda Sue Campbell, 66, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Aug. 8, 2014, in the Lakewood Memory Gardens, South with Brother Jamey Eggert
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
Carol Ann Cranfield Ellis, 76, of Signal Mountain, left this world on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. She was born on July 21, 1938, in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and
Virginia Farmer, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev. Ernie Varner officiating. Interment will follow
Robert B. Ford, 56, passed on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Davis; and father, Henry Ford; two brothers, Thomas Ford and Henry Lewis
Sam William Freeney, 88, answered Gods call on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, resident of Hixson. Bill was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church and a retired Baptist minister, having served as pastor of churches

Josephine Hargraves

Josephine "Jo" Hargraves, 89, went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Willows of Winchester Assisted Living. On Feb. 13, 1925, the late Burns and Della Mae Skidmore Young
James Allen Harris, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in a local health care facility. He retired from Southern Railroad of Chattanooga after 20 years of service as an engineer. He was a

Larry Hefner

Larry Wayne Hefner, 68, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Hamilton Medical Center. He was the son of the late, Jasper Loyd and Bonnie Kate Isenhower Hefner. He was preceded in death by his
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
Milton L. Hunter, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at his residence. He retired from Rockwell International. He was preceded in death by his mother, Roberta Jones; father, George Hunter; sisters, Annette

Wayne Kaylor

LaFAYETTE Wayne Kaylor, 62, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed in
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

Edsil Logan

Thomas Edsil Logan, 78, beloved husband of Sandra Featherston Logan for 57 years, passed away peacefully at Erlanger Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Edsil was born in Columbus, Miss., but moved to Jasper, Tenn.,
Joseph Asa Long Jr., 56, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Joseph was preceded in death by father, Joseph Asa Long Sr.; mother, Dovie Evans Long Willmon; sister, Debbie Long. Survivors
Betty Malone, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She retired from Golden Gallon and was preceded in death by her husband, Albert N. Malone Sr. and sons, Charles F. Malone and

James McNabb Sr.

James David McNabb Sr., 81, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. He had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He
Charles Blake MD Charles Alan Blake MD died on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at his East Ridge home. Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road.
Gregory Moten, 53, passed away on Monday, Aug, 4, 2014, in Chattanooga. Survivors include son, David Green; four grandchildren; three brothers; and four sisters; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will
Erby Roy Nankivell Jr., 95, of Fort Myers, Fla., and former resident of Athens, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Shell Point Retirement Community. A native of McMinn County, he was a son of the
William Franklin "Frank" Nolan Sr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Tommy
Douglas S. Oliver, 74, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Doug was born in San Francisco, Calif., and joined the Navy at age 16. Two of his passions were flying his air planes and

Joyce Revis

Joyce Marcellia Revis, 79, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Levetta Floyd; and son, Don

John Scarborough

John Robinson "Bobby" Scarborough, 83, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at his residence. Visitation is 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with funeral services at 3 p.m. Interment at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner
inch GeorgieAnn Silvels-Finch, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. She passed away at her residence surrounded by love with her daughter Tabitha. She was born Nov. 28, 1941
Dwight Carrington Simmons, 62, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 423-265-4414.

Linda Spain

Linda Odum Spain, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Saturday in Sullins Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Athens Lutheran Church, 710 Forrest Ave., Athens, TN 37303.

J.W. Walker

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Walker, 89, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Graveside service will be at noon CDT today, Aug. 8, in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. David Talley officiating. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m.-noon at Burt Chapel, Fort

Opal E White

In loving memory
Opal E. White Aug. 8, 1932-April 21, 2014 Happy Birthday, In Heaven, Dear Thinking of you every day since you went away; we know you're in heaven to stay and we'll be there

Dewey Wilson

Dewey Wilson, 82, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Funeral services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Restoration Church. Burial will follow in Eastanallee Cemetery. Visitation: noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at Restoration Church.


Sadly missed by Husband Bill, children Debby, Sherrie, grandchildren, family and friends.


May 25, 1944 - August 8, 2013 It has now been one year since you left us for Heaven. Not a day goes by that I dont cry. Its that time of the year. Your
Richard LaMark Dunn "Lil Mark" Aug. 2, 1989-Aug. 8, 2009 Dear Son, I sit here and wonder How would it be If you were still here and never left me. What would you be
Aug. 9, 1976 - June 2, 2013 Happy Birthday! "Come get me man" We love and miss you but "God" loved you more. Mother, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, and great nephews. Philippians 1:21
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
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.
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.