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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 13, 2014



Lorene Barrett

Altamont
Mrs. Lorene Barrett, 81, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was born in Altamont on July 19, 1933 to Floyd and Ollie Faye Sanders Fitch who preceded her in death along with
Gary "Lee" Berry, 65, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. He is survived by daughter, Lesa Redden; and three stepchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014,

Gaines Chapman Sr.

Chickamauga
Gaines Ronald Chapman Sr., 65, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was a loving father and grandfather. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Chapman was preceded in

Claudine Godsey

Fort oglethorpe
Claudine Godsey, 94, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. All services will be private, condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at
Paul Allen Harmon, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Even though Paul only had a secondary education, he was still able to provide for his family and successfully raise four children and
Mary Jacqueline "Jackie" Holcomb, 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Holcomb was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Odie Hart Rowland. She was a member of Trenton Baptist Church.
Janice Gail Thompson Hope, 62, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 11, 2014. The family is planning a graveside memorial service that will be announced later. Companion Funeral Home is honored to assist the Hope
Larry Eugene Joiner Jr., 48, has been healed! He went to be with his Lord Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was born Nov. 13, 1965, in Kentucky and lived in Cincinnati until 1975. He moved
Redtired Master Sgt. Claude E. Lemons (U.S. Army), of Soddy-Daisy, defined both in his lifetime waging many wars both on the battlefield and off but finally succumbing to his last valiantly-fought, four-year battle
James "Bear" McClennon Jr., of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his residence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Taylor Funeral Home. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home

Martha Milligan

Maryville
Martha "Tootsie" Smallwood Milligan died at the age of 101 at Asbury Health Care Center in Maryville, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga on Jan. 13, 1913, the eldest child of
Sandra Lee Pappas, 66, a resident of Ooltewah passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at her nephews home. She passed away in her sleep. She grew up in Bridgeton, N.J. and moved to Ooltewah

Ben Powell Jr.

Lookout mountain
Ben Madison Powell Jr., 89, a native of Chickamauga, Ga., died at home on Sunday morning, Aug, 10, 2014, in Lookout Mountain, Ga. An ardent prayer warrior and follower of Jesus Christ, His favorite and
Ronald Lee Presley, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at a local nursing home. He was born Jan. 18,1959 to Mirian Presley and the late Thomas Lee Conley He united with Christ at
Carolyn Lee Rawlings, 66, of East Ridge, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. She was born in Chattanooga Feb. 24, 1948, daughter of the late Justin Johnson and Sena Shelby Rawlings.
Katherine Louise Slaten, 102, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was a Methodist and had a very strong faith. Katherine was a very loving mother and grandmother. She loved
Charles Spencer, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Nancy Hammond Stilwell, 59, passed away at her home in Chattanooga on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. A native of Chattanooga, she was the daughter of the late W.F. and Ailene Hammond. She was a member

Maxine Thacker

Hokes bluff
Maxine Richey Thacker, 90, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crestwood Chapel with Rev. Anthony Copeland and Rev. Larry Garrard officiating. Visitation from 5-7 p.m. today from

Sharon White

Old fort
Sharon Kaye White, 64, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Survivors: husband, Larry White; sons, Ronald Gore and James White; three sisters; and two brothers. The funeral is 1 p.m. today at Kinser

Margaret Wright

Cleveland
Margaret Ann Wright, 76, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Survivors: husband, Jerry Wright; children, Shelley Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Price and Zachary Wright; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six siblings. Funeral is 7 p.m. Thursday at Fike
Gene Wilder, a two-time Oscar nominee and comedy star, has died at age 83. Wilder appeared in some of the most enduring comedies of the modern era. He had an...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots offensive lineman and team dentist Bill Lenkaitis has died.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - World Wrestling Entertainment says the former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died at age 82. An obituary posted on...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for The Associated Press in New York and Los Angeles, died Friday at age 85.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rudy Van Gelder, the audio engineer who helped shape the sound of modern jazz on thousands of recordings, including such timeless albums as John Coltrane's "A...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...