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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 01, 2014


Eddie Lebron Boatfield, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Mr. Boatfield was born and raised in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Lookout Valley High School, class of 1974, and was
Delores Jean Hartman Von Canon, "Lois," was a long time resident of Lookout and Signal Mountains. Lois passed away Jan. 28, 2014, in the company of her family after a brief illness. She was born
Dorothy LeVan Conner, 72, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her residence. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Dorothy was born to make everyone happy which she accomplished so well.
Robert Lee Davis, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. A native of Chapel Hill, Tenn., he attended Nathan Bedford Forrest School. He was a member of Standifer Gap Baptist Church and was
In loving memory Willie Mae Edwards Dec. 8, 1923 - Feb. 1, 1997 Gone from this earth, but never from our hearts. God bless and keep you. Til we meet again. Deeply loved and missed
George Fletcher, 86, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Sarah Alice Frost, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. She was 82 years old. Sarah was born and raised in Keener, Ala., and has been a
e Rev. Henry M. Groseclose, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He was 83 years old. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.

Harold Johnson

Pikeville
Harold Eugene Johnson, 71, passed away Thursday, Jan 30, 2014. He was a member and attended West End Church of God. Harold retired as a manager of the Shipley Basket Factory. He was a devoted
John Mark Kay, 57, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He was always willing to help those in need and passionate about his family and friends. Known by his middle name, Mark, he was

Brenda Kilgore

Sequatchie
Brenda Jean Caldwell Kilgore, 65, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Evie Odella Green; father, Gene Allen Couch; son, Tommy Caldwell; sister, Gail Couch; brother, Gary
Bernice Veronica Mayo, 86, of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord and her loving husband, Wayne Martin Mayo, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. She was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in Waialua, Oahu,
Thomas Odum, 60, passed away on Friday, Jan. 30, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
In loving memory Randal Pinion Feb. 1, 1939 - Jan. 15, 2014 It hurt so much to lose you, we wish you could have stayed....God needed you in Heaven, just in time for your birthday.
Molly Kate Pryor, 33, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Molly was born in Chattanooga, to parents Andrew C and Betsi Pryor. Molly attended Chattanooga School for the Arts
Ellen Loomis Burton Rice, 87, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. She received a degree in education from the University of Virginia, was active in local, state and national politics and was a
Edith Faye Roach, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home. She was born May 7, 1931 in Palmer, Tenn., to the late Clayton and Janie Dykes Lockhart. She was a
George Woods Sr., 48, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. Robert Fano was 98.
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...