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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
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...
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
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.