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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 25, 2014

William Steven "Beany" Baggett, 59, of Signal Mountain, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. A lifelong resident of Hamilton County, he worked in construction and home repair. Preceded in death by his
Everdena Bradfield, 83, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Bessie Zelma Carroll, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, two days before her 97th birthday. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, Aug. 25, at the
Morris Edward Chapman III, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at 1 p.m. today at St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church with Rev. James E. Wallace

Ruth Coppinger

Ruth F. Coppinger, 91, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Paul Coppinger; parents, Charles and Bertha Emerling; brother, Gilbert "Gubby" Emerling; sons, Alan R. Johnson
George Wendell Fiske, 91, passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Memorial Hospital George was a member, Deacon and Elder of First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave., since joining the church in 1953. He
William "Toney " Franklin passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 632-9995.
Bennie Ellis Kinsey Sr., 81, of Hixson, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, surrounded by his family. Bennie was a member of White Oak Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and

Revonda Knight

Revonda Anne Knight, 62, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She was born in Kansas to the late Ronald and Mary Etta Abee Knight. She had previously resided in Hickory, N.C., and had been
Delphine Lancaster, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Robert Lloyd, 85, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Judy "Dusty" White London, 58, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in an area hospital. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the funeral home chapel. The
Annie L. Moorer, of Chattanooga, a witness of Jehovah, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the age of 77. A memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. in the
James Laughlin Oakes Jr., 55, of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at his home. Jim was born and raised in Memphis. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and served

Bobby Phillips

Claude Robert "Bobby" Phillips, 64, departed from this life Friday Aug. 22, 2014. He was raised in Chattanooga and graduated from Notre Dame, class of 1968, and Chattanooga State College. Bob was employed

David Revels

David Michael Revels, 55, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. He had lived most of his life in Hayward, Calif., where he graduated from Sunset High School Class of 76, but had lived
Jeanette Royalty, 76, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Tony Saffles

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Tony Saffles, 69, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. He had lived in the North Georgia area for most of his life and was of

Eloise Self

Eloise Burton Self, 95, passed from death unto life Saturday Aug. 23, 2014. A native of Athens, Tenn., she has lived in the Ringgold area for most of her life and was a member

Lake Sisson

Lake M. Sisson, 88, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. He was born to the late George W. and Beaulah A. Sherrill Sissons in Delano, Tenn., and was a member of Chickamauga
Imogene Brown Smith, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. She was a member of the Straight Way Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Marvin Smith;

In Memory KishaBradley

Kisha Maria Bradley "Happy Birthday" Aug. 25, 1975-March 1, 2000 You were the shiny star that enriched our lives with so much love and happiness, that we will "treasure forever". Sadly missing you,

In MemoryRandy Word

February 6, 1959 - August 25, 1998 Sixteen years ago today when you left us, part of us left too. Our hearts are full of memories, with pride we speak your name. Though life
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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...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
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...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
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.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
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.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Billy Joe Royal, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music, has died. He was 73 years...
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.