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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 04, 2014

Chester Alley

Chester Roy Alley, 78, a lifelong resident of Rhea County, went to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was a loving and wonderful husband, father, grandfather and

Billy Bishop

Billy Bishop, 79, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his home. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to
McDONALD Gladys Mae Brown, 85, a lifelong resident of McDonald, passed away at her home on Saturday night, Feb. 1, 2014. Gladys worked for many years with the Plastic Surgery Group of Chattanooga. A
Marion Richard Carlisle, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Survivors are his mother, Geneva Ann Butler, of Scottsboro, Ala.; sister, Elaine (Richard) Steeley, of Fackler, Ala.; brother, Bobby Ray Carlisle, of Jasper,
Brian Christopher Cooke, 28, departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. He was born on Sept. 30, 1985. Brian is the son of Karen Cooke Smelley and Charles H. Smelley Jr. He was
Edna Hale Ellis, 88, of East Ridge, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She was currently a resident of Signature Healthcare of Cleveland. She was known for her special sense
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


Lynn L. Ferguson, 82, and formerly of Niota, died Friday morning, Jan. 31, 2014, at Baptist Healthcare, Lenoir City. A native of McMinn County he was the son of the late James

Debbie Ford

Debbie Denise Young Ford, 48, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at a local hospital. She was born in Lenoir City, Tenn. Before moving to Cleveland 30 years ago, she lived in Abingdon,
Dr. J. James "Jim" Greasby passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home in Red Bank after a long and well lived life. Jim enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, listening to and playing classical music
Judith Ann Hardin, 70 passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Harrison and a member of New Shepherd Hill Baptist Church. She was a mother to all. She was
Frank Hickman, 63, of Ooltewah, entered into Heaven Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was a loving husband and father to his family and was the son of the

Mark Horner

Mark M. Horner, 52, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Templeton Confederate Cemetery, Winchester. Visitation 5 to
Garry L. James, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was born May 16, 1954. Garry was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Mae James Foster;
Catherine Pearl Anderson Lane, 92, of Hixson, entered the eternal Kingdom of heaven on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She was born Jan. 7, 1921, in Sweetwater, Tenn., to John Anderson and Emma Kyker Anderson.
Charles Edward "Eddie" Lerch, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in his home with his family by his side. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral
l John "Paul" Mitchell, 84, of Red Bank, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. He was of the Church of God faith. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran, and he retired from Dixie

Millie Montieth

Millie Margaret Montieth, 69, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Fred Santana officiating. Burial will

Kathy Partin

Kathy Geraldine Walden Partin, 59, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Erlanger. Funeral services at 3 p.m. Thursday in chapel of funeral home. Visitation noon-3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral
Peggy Patten Winningham died on February 3, 2014, at the age of 82. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Peggy graduated from Brights School and Girls' Preparatory School, as well as Vanderbilt University
Vessie Winton 88, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

In MemoryLettie Chauncey

Feb. 1, 1922-Sept. 16, 2008 Happy Birthday Momma McKinley, Pat, Dot, Barbara, Pam, Sandra, and Charlie.

In MemoryLenora Griffin

Mrs. Lenora A. Griffin February 4, 1989 In memory of our precious dear loved one sunset and evening star and one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died. He was 60.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...