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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 13, 2014

Lorene Barrett

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.

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 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

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

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
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.