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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

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

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

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
Aug. 11, 1930-May 7, 2014 It's only been three months and we haven't started to let you go and today that is your birthday and miss you so very much. We Love You.
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DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.