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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

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

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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.
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.