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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 30, 2014



James Blackwell

Cleveland
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

Rossville
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

Ringgold
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

Chickamauga
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

Chickamauga
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

Guntersville
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

, trenton
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.

Pikeville
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

Pikeville
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

Lookout mountain
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

Monteagle
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 www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.
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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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Best-selling author and historian Hugh Ambrose has died at age 48.
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DETROIT (AP) - Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly has died. She was 70.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Franz Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for his concise and penetrating style and wide and powerful range of emotions, has died. He was 62.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, has died a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Harvard Law School professor who served briefly as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63.