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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 03, 2014


Frances Bradley Frances Earlene Bradley, 93, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She was
Allen W. Brostrom passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Tahlequah, Okla., at the age of 84. He was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Lake City, Minn. Allen entered the United States Air Force Nov.
Eugene Clark, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. The body will lie-in-state at 9 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at

Dorothy Cookston

Suck creek
Dorothy D. "Aunt Dot" Cookston, 86, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Carl Gene Cookston. She is survived by
Charles Lois Culberson, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Charles had retired from Provident Life Insurance Co. with 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delevan

Lorrain Estep

Ringgold
Lorrain Estep, 64, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel with Pastor Franky Ridley officiating. Interment will follow in
Billy Douglas Felker, of Chattanooga, took a heavenly flight to meet Jesus on Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2014. Billy was born Feb. 24, 1942 in Kentucky and raised on a farm. He remembered looking up
Dr. Francis Miller Fesmire Jr., 54, passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Francis was a distinguished emergency physician, treasured teacher, beloved father, husband, son and brother. An avid student of history, Francis held
Willard Eugene "Gene" Fish 71, of Chattanooga, formerly of New Philadelphia, Ohio died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in Tennessee. He was born Nov. 12, 1942 in Dover, Ohio to the late Willard Joseph and
Brittni Renee Frank, 20, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 together with her son, Nolan James Fuller. Services will be 1 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with
Nolan James Fuller, infant, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, together with his mother, Brittni Frank. Services will be 1 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev.
Evelyn Gunner, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old

J.C. Hopper

Fort payne j. c.
Hopper passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Crown Health Care. Funeral will be 11 a.m. CST Wednesday, Feb. 5, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Blaine Tolle officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood
Lillian Keith, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.
Eugenia "Jean" Kington, 98, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at a local health care facility. She was a registered Nurse having graduated from St. Thomas Nursing School in Nashville.

Larry Lacy

Henagar
William Larry Lacy, 66, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence. Survivors include wife, Sue Lacy; daughter, Jennifer Lacy (Justin) Pape; son, Craig (Lisa) Lacy; grandchildren, William Ryan Lacy and Emily Claire Pape. Mr.
Charles Edward "Eddie" Lerch, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in his home with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 3, 1936, in Chattanooga, to the late Alma

David Markwell

Winchester
David Markwell, 73, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Funeral services 11 a.m. CST Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. CST today,
James H. Miller Jr. passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Patricia Sutton Mynaugh, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Patricia graduated from Tyner High School and attended UTC. She enjoyed fine cuisine, art, classical music and books. Her greatest attribute was her
James Nicholson, 74, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Marcus Tarvaros Payne Sr., 38, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in a local hospital. Visitation 10-11 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. in the
Nilza de Mattos Reynolds, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at her home. Share your memories, stories and photos at wannfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home

Gus Roberts

Athens
Gus T. "Tommy" Roberts, 92, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2014. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday prior to service. Smith Funeral &
Johnny Thompson Johnny Mack Thompson, 78, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share
Raphael Sinclair White, 25, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. He was born on Aug. 27, 1988 in Chattanooga. He graduated from Central High School class of 2006. He was employed at
Bernice L. Robinson Wright, 82, departed this live on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at a local hospital. She was retired from Seaboard Farms after over 35 years of employment. She was preceded in death
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Zurlon Tipton, a former Indianapolis Colts running back, has died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership in suburban Detroit. He was 26.
DETROIT (AP) - Mack Rice, composer of "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of "Respect Yourself" has died in Detroit at the age of 82.
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Herr, whose visceral nonfiction novel "Dispatches" exposed the ravages of the Vietnam War in the 1970s, has died after a long illness. He was 76.
NEW YORK (AP) - A former inspector general fired by President Barack Obama over his handling of an investigation into a former NBA star and Obama supporter has died. Gerald...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Longtime Ohio newspaper publisher John F. Wolfe, whose family sold The Columbus Dispatch last year and still owns television and radio stations, has died at age...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday. He...
ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA (AP) - A brother of former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe of Antigua says the former official of the world body has died amid an...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders, who bombed Japan during World War II in retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor,...
Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who formed one half of the famed Memphis Horns with partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist...
BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) - A champion show jumper who competed in six Olympics before coaching the United States to Olympic gold has died. Frank Chapot was 84.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Pennsylvania animal cruelty officer who starred in two reality TV shows has died.
LOS ANGELES - Actor Anton Yelchin, perhaps best known for his role in the new "Star Trek" films, died early Sunday after his vehicle rolled down his Los Angeles driveway...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anton Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, has died at the age of 27. He...
NEW YORK (AP) - Attrell Cordes, who formed the hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn with his brother and was also known by the name Prince Be, has died.
HONOLULU (AP) - Richard O. Linke, longtime personal manager for Andy Griffith and an associate producer of the TV series "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 98.
Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, has died. He was 82.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on Pat Summitt, the former Tennessee women's coach who died Tuesday morning at age 64. (all times local):