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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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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don M. Mankiewicz, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter from a legendary Hollywood family who created the television shows "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Ironside," has died at age 93.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 19.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former mob enforcer in Rhode Island with ties to late New England crime boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca has died in a federal prison in North...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The woman who designed the iconic neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to Las Vegas since 1959 has died.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man's obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. And don't...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64.
CHICAGO (AP) - Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died....
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a staunch Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened Richard Nixon's resignation, has died. He was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Canadian-born filmmaker Paul Almond, who created the landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" has died.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chef Homaro Cantu has been found dead in Chicago.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A younger brother of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) has died in Ohio. Richard Boehner was 60.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," has died. He was 74.
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - A man believed to be New Jersey's longest-serving mayor has died. Gerry Calabrese was the mayor of Cliffside Park for the past 50 years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Bill Arhos, who founded "Austin City Limits" and helped propel the public television show into a mecca for music's biggest influences, has died. He was 80.
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The model for Norman Rockwell's 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the homefront during World...