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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 18, 2014

Roger Bales

Ten mile
"Roger" L. Bales, 59, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Services will be 8 p.m., today, Aug. 18, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel, Decatur. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mildred Tucker Beaty, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. Beaty was preceded in death by her parents, Mark

Mary Bishop

Mary Alice Bishop, 70, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Kenneth Bishop; two children; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Services will be 4 p.m. CDT today, Aug.

Daniel Clarkson

Daniel Allen Clarkson, 84, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in the afternoon. He had been a member of Rock Spring United Methodist Church for 70 years and was a member of

Jesse Coley Sr.

Jesse A. Coley Sr., 84, departed this life Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. He was born in Jackson County, Ala., to the late Samuel and Vera Coley. He retired from Aztec after 32 years as
Leola Crutchfield, 94, of Chattanooga, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bishop Robert Crutchfield, to whom she was married
Tommie Dartis, 64, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Sue Cassidy Dedmon, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Albert C. and Helen Crowe Cassidy and was a lifelong resident of
Viva McClendon Lewis, 85, of Mowbray Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Mowbray and a Christian. Viva was a beautician for many years. She

Evelyn Mitchell

Fort oglethorpe
Evelyn Cordelia Turner Mitchell, 97, passed on to her Eternal Home on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, just twenty days before her 98th birthday. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19,
Charles Thomas Spencer, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at noon today, Aug. 18, at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop Dr. Mark H. Sandilands the
James C. Stites, 90, died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. A memorial service will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 2nd Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St., Chattanooga, TN 37402. In lieu of

Robert Swanson

LaFAYETTE Robert Lewis Swanson, 75,died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith. Survived by
Ronnie Williams, 68, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. A native of Chesterfield, S.C., he had lived here since 1964. He was retired from Norfolk Southern after 36 years of distinguished

Ellen Word

Mrs. Ellen D. Word, 84, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Services will be at 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 20, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow


March 28, 1938 - August 18, 2012 Two years ago the Lord called you Home. Memories are deeply implanted in our hearts. Not a day has passed that you havent been deeply missed


August 18, 1927 - May 30, 1997 Happy 87th Birthday! Love and miss you much. Lois, your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...