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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
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WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary stripper Carol Doda, who helped introduce topless entertainment more than 50 years ago, has died at age 78.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...