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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
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...