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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
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...