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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 28, 2014

Mildred Mitchell Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in a local hospital. She was employed by CADAS Rehabilitation Center and was a faithful member of Resurrected Baptist Church. She was preceded in
Eliza Chambers, 60, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at a local heath care facility. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.
Rev. Robert Lewis Combs, 84, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, surrounded by his family and loving wife. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga

Danny Eiler

Daniel Lynn Eiler, 30, started his new life in Eternity on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Doris Evelyn English, 81, of Red Bank, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Mrs. English was a native of Chattanooga and the only daughter of the late Ira and

Kila Gasaway

Kila Gasaway, 66, went to heaven to live with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. She was a retired kindergarten teacher in the Hamilton County School District and a member of Covenant

Helen Gipson

Helen Louise Gipson, 86, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Golden Living Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Aug. 28, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Garner

Edward Hensley

Edward M. Hensley, 88, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Survivors: wife, Mae Hensley; children, Ginger Weaver, Angela Holt and Johnny Hensley; and five grandchildren. A graveside service is at 2:30 p.m. today at
Frances Eloise Mason Kephart, 87, formerly of Rossville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at a local nursing home. Mrs. Kephart was born in Murphy, N.C. to Clayton and Mary Mason. She
Rayburn Lee Kilgore, 51, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at UABhospital. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 29, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Smiths Cemetery. Visitation from
Robert "Lil June" Lloyd Jr., 85, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, spouses; five sisters and one
Martha C. Long, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Dr. Martha McDonald Dr. Martha Williams McDonald, an early pioneer in the field of nuclear medicine and a member of one of Chattanooga's most prominent families, died at her home on Lookout Mountain early Wednesday
Jerry "Pap" Miller, 76, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was a servant of the Lord, husband, father, grandfather, worker and friend.
Mertie Belle Hubbard Newton, 92, of East Ridge departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. She was born in Crossville, Tenn., to the late Fred and Mary Ann Hubbard and was a member of Spring

Jerry Phillips

Jerry L. Phillips, 68, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born on Sept. 20, 1945 to the late Foster and Marie Brown Phillips in Chattanooga. His

Connie Pope

Connie Pope, 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Survivors are mother, Annie Mae Pope; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 28, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home
Linda Gail Ivey Smith, 64, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Born in Chickamauga, Ga., and was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Evelyn Ivey

Martin Stutz

Martin Frederick Stutz, 80, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 26, 2014. Born in Chattanooga to Horace and Elsie Stutz, Martin moved to Cleveland in 1969, where he raised a family and became a much-loved member
John Thomas Turner passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, August 27, 2014. He was a longtime resident and third generation Chattanoogan. Tom, a World War II veteran, was 90 years old. He was preceded in

Shirleen Vassey

Shirleen Davis Vassey, 79, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 26, 2014, at a Chattanooga Hospital. She was co-owner at Vassey's Lawn and Garden and was retired from First American Bank. She loved to camp and

Virlon Veal

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Virlon E. Veal, 72, a lifelong resident of the West Brow Community of Lookout Mountain, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at his residence with his loving family by his
Frances Seay Wilson died peacefully at home on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 5, 1922 at Seayland Farm near Lebanon, Tenn., and graduated from Peabody College with

Donald Wright

Donald "Red" Wright, 63, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Laura Greenwood Wright; son, Charles Lee Wright; brothers, Bobby Green, Mack Green; sister, Laura

In Memory JoEllenMartin

Jo Ellen "Dinky" Martin Nov. 8, 1965-Aug. 28, 2013 Letter from Heaven To my dearest family, some things Id like to say...but first of all, to let you know that I arrived okay. Im
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...
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
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.