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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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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...
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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.
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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.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died. He was 60.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jonathan Woods, the longest-serving director of Ohio State University's marching band, has died. He was 76.
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...