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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.
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NEW YORK (AP) - A.R. Gurney, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright whose work offered a window into the inner lives of the upper-crust white Anglo-Saxon Protestants he grew up among, has...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Rosalie Sorrels, a Grammy-nominated folk singer and native of Idaho who recorded more than 20 albums and performed at top folk festivals around the country, has...
MIAMI (AP) - Gloria Estefan says her mother, Gloria Fajardo, has died at age 88.
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) - Former Kansas City Star editor and University of Kansas journalism educator Tom Eblen has died. He was 80.
RICE, Va. (AP) - Retired Lt. Gen. Samuel Wilson, who had a long military and intelligence career and was president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1992 to 2000, has died, the...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for the 1974 disaster epic "The Towering Inferno," has died. He was 94.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Violinist and restaurant owner Henry Helyong Lee, whose now shuttered Korean restaurant in New Orleans was known for operatic waiters and performances by Lee and other...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama toddler who drew worldwide attention after he was born without a nose has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Krisel (KRYE'-sel), an architect whose mid-century Southern California designs are found in some 40,000 homes, has died. He was 92.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York journalist who spent most of his decadeslong newspaper, radio and television career in Albany has died. Dan Lynch was 71.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Donald Vidrine, who was one of two BP supervisors on the Deepwater Horizon when the drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010,...
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A University of Illinois professor who spent decades pushing for a federal ban on artery-clogging artificial trans fats has died at age 102.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A former Miss America who helped rally the nation during World War II by selling millions of dollars' worth of war bonds and whose likeness...
SCIENCE HILL, Ky. (AP) - A funeral home in Kentucky says the first red-haired Miss America has died.