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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 15, 2014

Mary Louise Ashby, 93, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Mary Louise was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. She retired
Susie Graham Askew, 88, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at Christ Temple Holiness Church, 1321 M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Rome. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at True Gospel Pentecostal Church, 109
Robert Boysen Beckett, 90, of Collegedale, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. He taught high school science and math and worked in a variety of construction-related projects during his lifetime. For 13 years he and
Elbert Bilbrey Jr., 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at his home. Mr. Bilbrey was born in Grassy Cove, Tenn., on Sept. 18, 1942, to the late James Elbert Bilbrey and

Billy Blackwell

Billy Jack Blackwell, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brothes Charles Willmon, Ricky Wooten and Reggie Byrum
John Allen "Johnny" Catlett passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at his Hixson home. The son of the late Tom and Kristina Shirley Catlett, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Mark
Gwenvera Chain passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. at a local hospital. She was born in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in the chapel.
General Harvey Cook, 89. of Chattanooga, departed his earthly home and entered his heavenly home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. He was born in Kinston, Ala., to the late General Cook and Barcie Cook Bohannon.
Larry Joe Cox, 61, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. He was a native of Signal Mountain and lived in Soddy-Daisy the last 10 years. Larry was a member of the Signal
Leola Crutchfield, 95, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directions, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.
Thad Drennan CHICKAMAUGA Thad Charles "T.C." Drennan, 85, died on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and was also retired from North
Kay Boles Folliett, 75, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. She was a native of Dayton, Tenn., and lived in Hixson at the time of her death. She was
Robert Fox Sr. Robert L. Fox, Sr. 78, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at his home. He was born in East Peoria, Ill., lived most of his life in Virginia, and
Ted A. Futrelle passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the age of 64, after fighting an eight-year battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife, Joan (ne Boerger), of 33 years; his
Charline Barnes Hammel, 86, of Evans, Ga., wife of the late Paul Jonathan Hammel, entered into rest Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Chattanooga, to the late Clarence and
Forrest H. Harrill, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Mr. Harrill was born on Dec. 8, 1919, in Bostic, N.C., to Viola and Buron Harrill. He retired from TVA as
Christine O. Horne, 91 of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was a member of East Ridge Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her
Jack Hurst 85, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at his residence surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie

Betty Lasley

Betty Jean Street Lasley, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at a local hospital. Visit to view the memorial tribute, share words of comfort with the family, and view the funeral service webcast. Funeral
Nina Lee Fitzgerald McArthur, 101, of Ooltewah, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. She left her beloved Ooltewah home and has gone on an extended trip to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
James "Bear" McClennon, Jr., 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his residence. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his son, James McClennon III; one grandchild;

Ernest Myers

Ernest Carmen Myers, 92, passed away Wednesay, Aug. 13, 2014, at his home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today with visitation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Bethel
Virginia Jo Elliott Parsley, 85, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Virginia Jo was born in Rossville, to the late Roy and Cora Elliott. She was a

Landen Powell

Landen James Powell, infant son of Dewayne Powell and Ashley Perry, was born Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Erlanger East. Other than his parents he is survived by a brother, Jayden Perry; sister, Annelise Knight;
Anthony J. Reese, 62, of Chattanooga, passed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. He was a former employee of Convention and Trade Center. He was preceded in death by his father, James Reese; sisters, Linda Bennett, Patricia
Manuel Rodriguez, 70, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.
Frances Snyder passed from this life into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the age of 97, having been born April 17, 1917. Frances had been

Hazel Thomas

Hazel Welden Thomas, 81, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and had a special love for her dogs. She was a member of Mountain View Church of God. Mrs. Thomas
Izetta Thurmond Izetta H. Thurmond, 95, passed away in Chicago on Tuesday morning, Aug 12, 2014. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.
William Henry Walker Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. Walker, Sr. and Renzine L. Jackson-Walker; and brother, Stephan
Robert "Bob" Cecil Wilson, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Life Care Center of Collegedale. A native of Etowah, former resident of Leesburg, Fla., and a resident of
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
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.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
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...