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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 11, 2014



Robert Banner

Fort payne
Robert Charles Banner, 75, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2014. Services will be 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 13, from the Burt Funeral Home chapel, Fort Payne. Burial follows in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will
Louise Dickerson, 93, formerly of Dayton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens. The family is

Joyce Epps

Tunnel hill
Joyce Aline Watkins Epps, 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, she was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. She is preceded in

Sam Hatfield

Rossville w.e.
"Sam" Hatfield, 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a member
Ralph Claude Hixson, 79, of Sale Creek, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Bledsoe County to the late James Purser Hixson and Allie Viola

Billy Jones

Kennesaw
Billy Wayne Jones, 55, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Wellstar Medical Center. Services are 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 13, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Nazareth Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m.
Mitchell Lynn Martin, 54, a resident of Birchwood, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory of Cleveland.
Frankie Roseland Penney McRee, 81, lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. Frankie was active and recognized for her accomplishments and service to her community
Richard Dean Pendergrass, 59, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lee Whitmire. Survivors include his grandmother, Alpha Whitmire; daughter, Carrie (Jeff) McCurdy, Elko, Ga.; and grandchildren,
Robert Presley, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at a local nursing facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, funeral directors.

Edna Ray

Rising fawn
Edna Mae Ray, 63, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Rising Fawn. She enjoyed yard sales and flea markets and was a member of the

Larry Snoddy

Elora
Larry Randall Snoddy, 64, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Funeral services 3 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Flintville Cemetery. Arrangements

Raymond Vick

Rossville
Raymond "Sonny" Vick passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the age of 76, to go be with his Lord and Savior. He was a former employee of the EPB
Johnnie Whitten McDONALD Johnnie Wrinkle Whitten, 80, a lifelong resident of McDonald, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at a local hospital. She retired from Peytons Southeastern. She was preceded in death
Esther Jean Osburn Willingham, 77, went home to be with her Savior and her beloved Tommy on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. During her last days she was surrounded by her loving family, who will
Tammye Kay Winder, 52, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brandy Winder; and her parents, Lamar and Patricia McClure. Survivors include
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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.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
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.