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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 30, 2014

James Blackwell

James F. Blackwell, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Survivors: sister, Carolyn (Luke) Garrett; special friend, Jean Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chattanooga National Cemetery. The

Carl Campbell

Carl E. Campbell, 93, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was a United States Army veteran having served during World War
Lula Campbell BELVIDERE Lula Mae Campbell, 99 of Illinois, formerly of Belvidere, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Funeral services 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with interment at McClure Cemetery.
William Eugene "Bill" Cannon, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014. A funeral ceremony will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jimmy Fowler officiating.
Reba McNabb Carothers, of Ooltewah, 83, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was a retired employee of DuPont, where she was employed as a registered nurse. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Meghan Lavonne Day, 23, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Nashville. Meghan graduated from Boyd Buchanan High School in 2009 where she played soccer all four years, was active in the chorus

Danny Eiler

Daniel Lynn Eiler, 30, started His new Life in Eternity on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was a graduate of East Ridge High School and attended UTC where he played in the band. He grew
Helen McDonald Exum, a grand Southern matriarch whose grace, beauty, wisdom and grit were the stuff of legends, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at her home on Lookout Mountain, Tenn., exactly in the way she
Inez C. Fleming, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in a local health care facility. The body will lie-in-state at 10 a.m. today at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church with
Wayne Harper, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 8214 East Brainerd Road.

Rick Headrick

Richard L. Headrick, 63, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran and attended Community Baptist Church. He was an employee of Headrick's Garage for over 30 years
Edward Houston, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Delphine Lancaster, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Ronald B. Cook as the
Rev. Robert "Bob" Lands, 85, left this world on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 peacefully at home by the side of his loving care giver and wife of 64 years. He passed in his sleep

Lee Lewis

Doyle Lee Lewis Jr., 39, passed Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and a graduate of Gordon Lee High School. He was
Martha C. Long, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in a local hospital, surrounded by her family who loved her dearly. The body will lie-in-state at 12:30 p.m. today with a

Jackie Rowell

Jackie Rowell, 62, passed away recently. Memorial service will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at River Bend Marina A&B Dock in Guntersville. Announced by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville.
Ellen Anne Campbell Sebastian, 79, of Hixson, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. She was born on the 21st of October, 1934. She graduated from Mother Cabrini High School in

Virginia Smith

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Virginia Ann Pryor Smith, 88, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. She was a house wife for many years and she was of the Baptist faith. Surviving include her husband, Bob Smith; daughter, Carolyn Phillips, of

Roy Smith Jr.

Roy William Smith Jr., 41, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2014, at an area hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. Junior or JR as he was referred to was a logger by trade.

Buster Troglin

Buster "Buck" Troglin, 81, passed away Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014, at an area nursing home. He was of the Pentecostal faith. One of his favorite pastimes was fishing. He was a logger by trade. Buck

Virlon Veal

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Virlon E. Veal, 73, 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
Roberta F. Ward, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in a local health care facility. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. today at New Vernon Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the funeral
Estelle Poindexter Waters, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 in a local hospice care facility. She was born Aug. 25, 1921 in Chattanooga to the late Lamar S. and Ione B. Poindexter.

Doris Webster

Doris Marie Green Webster, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, with her family by her bedside. A celebration of life service will be announced in the near future. Online condolences may be made at
Mondeshe White, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Willie Lee Wilson, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Willie was a faithful member of Delashmitt Road Baptist Church. She retired from Arnold Palmer Golf Company, after
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DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
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.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
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.