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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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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.