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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 09, 2014

Minnie Adams, passed away on Saturday Feb. 8, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors; 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414

Denton Allred

Denton Harold Allred, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Life Care Center of Rhea Co. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Joshua Stock and Rev. Curtis Sayer
Mary Paschal Blancett, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Mary was the daughter of the late Robert and Alberta Paschal. She was born in Scottsboro, Ala., and moved to Chattanooga, and worked until

John Compton

John Luther Compton, 81, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Church

Lucille Davis

Lucille Virginia Davis, 92, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. She was a homemaker and member of Floral Crest Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survivors include her husband, Grandville F. Davis; daughter, Cynthia Caldwell; and son, Cris
Ron Deanecelli Sr. Ron Sirgay Deanecelli Sr., 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2014. Survivors include his children, Ron, Shawn, Chad, Daryc, Shelly; and several grandchildren. No services will be held at
James Evans James "Bobby" Robert Evans, 62, of Chattanooga went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Bobby graduated from McMinn County High School and continued studies at Cleveland

Michael Finnegan

Michael Patrick "Mike" Finnegan, 76, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Mike was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was a veteran of the

Pearley Fisher

Pearley Ann Fisher, 91, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at her home. She was a member of Chickamauga Presbyterian Church and had worked as a cook at Roys Restaurant in Fort Oglethorpe. She was
Elizabeth Gardner, 91, of Chattanooga passed Friday Feb. 7, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors; 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414
Dovie Alma Gentle Giles, 88, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at 12:45 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel
Andrea Lashon Douglas Hall, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Hixson, lost an eight year battle with cancer on Dec. 18, 2013. She was born on Dec. 7, 1965, was a 1984 graduate of Hixson
Michael Ray "Rooster" Halter, 58, of Chattanooga passed away Feb. 6 2014. Mike was an avid hunter, conservationist, volunteer of the NWTF, devoted husband, father, and Pa. He is preceded in death by his
Shelly Hampton, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Mike "Mort" Holloway, 58, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, George Holloway. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Holloway; mother, Jean Reese; daughter,
Brent B. Keith, 58, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2013. Survivors include his sister, Renee Benson, of Chattanooga; and brother, Darius Keith, of Port Orange, Fla. A graveside service will be held
Greg Keith, 53, of Chattanooga, passed Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Fred and Ella Keith. He was a graduate of City High
Kenneth Kendrick ROSSVILLE Kenneth C. Kendrick, 82, passed away on Jan. 31, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga Valley and Rossville and was a barber at Crossroads Barber Shop for over

Darwin Kennedy

Darwin Keith Kennedy Sr., 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. A longtime resident of Chattanooga and North Georgia, he was retired owner and operator of Kennedy Tire Co.
Nancy Lackey, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Anna Linkous

Anna J. Linkous, 44, departed this life, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tenn. Funeral services will be 1 pm Monday at Mount Etta Freewill Baptist Church with

Mary Marks

LaFAYETTE Mrs. Mary Nell Frye Marks, 88, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Henry E. Marks; son, Johnny Marks;

Porter Mathis

Porter Leroy Mathis Jr., 64, left this world for his heavenly home, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Mr. Mathis was a well known, talented sign painter and was a member of Trion First Baptist Church. He
Rhonda Harvey McDowell, 48, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 in a Chattanooga hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Chester Allen Harvey. Survivors include her longtime companion, Anthony Young; daughter, Kranda
Margaret Ann McMenemy Margaret Ann Bagley McMenemy, a Chattanooga native who left for the big cities and returned with an entrepreneurs drive to pursue her love of fashion and style, died in her sleep on

Toni Molina

Toni Trufant Molina, 67, passed Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Cleveland. Born in New Orleans, she is a retired special education teacher who relocated to Cleveland, in 2006. Survivors include husband, Ronald Molina; stepdaughters,

Howard Myers

Howard Daniel Myers, 71, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his home. Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. at Ziegler Funeral Home with funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial to follow in Simpson Cemetery. Ziegler
James Keith Oldaker, 33, of Hixson died of pneumonia recently following four weeks of intensive care. His cremated remains will be buried with his mother's in Florence, Ala. Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral
David Oliver, Sr. David "Dave the Rave" Oliver, Sr. passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 in West Palm Beach, FL. Arrangement are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home (423) 267-1244.

Patricia Pace

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Patricia Ann Pace, 71, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Alvin Cummings officiating.
William Claude Parris passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Deeply rooted in the South, moved from Cartersville, Ga., to Chattanooga, to learn the art of neon glass blowing in the 40s. He became an entrepreneur,

Paliben Patel

Paliben Patel 84, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 in the South Crest Chapel. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements were by the South Crest Chapel
Steve Phillips, 56, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his home. Steve worked for BI-LO Warehouse, was an avid fisherman/hunter, and enjoyed time with his family. He was a member

Linda Proctor

Linda Jean Ferguson Proctor, 63, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at her home. Funeral at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery.
Nilza de Mattos Reynolds, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at home. She was the widow of Jasper A. Reynolds Jr. A native of So Paulo, Brazil, she was the oldest surviving of nine children

Linda Rhodes

Linda Chastain Rhodes, 73, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2014, in a local hospital. She was born Dec. 24, 1940 in Springville, Tenn., a daughter of the
George Sherman COWAN George Ausborn Sherman, 75, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Golden Living Center. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Tim Brown
Eric D. Smartt, 30, of East Ridge, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home. Visit to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace,
Mary Ruth Smith, 92, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Feb. 3, 2014, at her home in Largo, Fla. Born in Thorn City (Birchwood), Tenn. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday,
DeWillis John "D.J." Smith, 86, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in a local healthcare facility after several years of declining health. D.J. joined the U.S. Navy at an

Michael Traub

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Michael James Traub, 66, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam. Survivors: dear friends, Mikey Russell of South Pittsburg, and Pat and Scott Summers of Grand Junction,

Lionel Turner

Lionel Joe Turner, 81, died Jan. 24, 2014 in a Chattanooga hospital. He was born in Wayland, Ky. He came to Chattanooga area around 1950. He was a machinist retiring from DuPont after 40 years.

Theresa Veal

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Theresa Veal, 55, of East Ridge passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at her residence. She was a native of Detroit, MI and had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga area. She
Jane Walker, 80, of Chattanooga, left this world on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 following a mercifully-brief illness. She passed peacefully, taking her last breath in the middle of her daughters recitation of The Lords Prayer.

Bobby White

Bobby "Hercules" White, 65, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. A gathering of family and friends will be
Dr. Charles Walters Whitworth Sr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died unexpectedly at his home in Rome, Ga., on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He was 96 years old. Born in Lavonia, Ga., in October
Ray Wilborn, 86, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Ray was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, attending there since 1961. He was the owner of R&S Truck and Tractor in
Wanda Sue Williams, 68, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at her residence. Graveside services held today, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. from Friendship Cemetery. Burial in Friendship Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home Inc. directing,
Carolyn Sue Wilson, 65, of Hixson, passed away Feb. 7, 2014. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 50 years, Billy Wilson; children, Chris (Sara) Wilson,
V.Essie Winton V.Essie "Thelma" Winton, 88, passed away Feb. 2, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Winton; mother, Juanita Thornton; daughters, Louise and Judy Ann Hodnett. She was a member of

In MemoryLouise Allen

Louise Lockhart Allen February 9, 2002 Mother, our hearts are still broken, twelve years God called you home. Through faith and strength the family grew stronger each year. There is nothing like real love. You

In MemoryCarrie Mae Green

Carrie Mae "Granny" Green Feb. 7, 1932- Aug. 7, 2012 Death leaves a heartache that will never heal. Love leaves memories that no one can ever steal. Granny will always be loved and
Austin Hughes and Clara Hughes We love you and we miss you. Bridget, Brian, Talecea, Martin and Raegan
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.
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.