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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
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.