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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

Whitwell
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

Rossville
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

Ringgold
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

Rossville
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

Fort oglethorpe
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

Ringgold
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

Rossville
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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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death follows:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...