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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 14, 2014


Minnie Ethel Adams, 92, passed away at her home on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her son, Tyrone Adams. Survivors include her husband, Monroe Adams Sr.; her children, Virginia

Bill Baker

Jasper
William Russell "Bill" Baker Sr. died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Jasper Chapel at 1 p.m. CST with visitation 1 hour prior to the service.
Juanita Baker, 90, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Mary Betton

Atlanta
Mother Mary Rivers Betton, 96, formerly of Dalton, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral
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
Carolyn Bohannon, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at her home. Survivors include her husband, William Bohonnon; sons Paul Bohannon and John Bohannon; sister, Linda Skyles; brother, Luther Hurt. Please share your thoughts and
William Cullens Bryant Jr., 54, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Service will be at 1 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church with Minister Jason Bryant officiating. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton, Ga.
Nick Catron, 72, of Hixson passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, with his loving family by his side. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson. 423-531-3975.

Catherine Cosper CHA

Ttanooga tn:
Catherine Louise Cosper, age 89 passed away, Wednesday, February 12, 2014. She was a homemaker and member of Lookout Valley Seniors and Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, Mamaw and devoted to
Robert Gary Colburn, 61, of East Ridge went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was a member of Frawley Road Baptist Church and the Open Door Sunday
Bill Hankins, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Services will be 1 p.m. CST Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Dan Rains and Brother Doyle Ashburn officiating. Burial
Lila Nance Eldridge, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. She was 88 years old. Lila was born in Fyffe, Ala., and was a longtime resident of the North Chattanooga and

Betty Ferguson

Knoxville
Betty Standridge Ferguson, formerly of Niota, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, 2014, at Tennova Hospice in Knoxville. She was a native of Monroe County. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Dora Standridge.
Howard Fossett, 84, Chattanooga, died Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Mr. Fossett was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church and was retired from Duke Energy. He served his
n Richard Gerald "Yogi" Friederichsen, of Baton Rouge, La. passed away at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was 68. He was a native of Chattanooga. Survived by his wife, Lisa G. Friederichsen; two
Elizabeth Gardner, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at her residence. She is survived by six children; grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral at noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at
Dr. J. James "Jim" Greasby passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home in Red Bank after a long and well lived life. A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 2 p.m.
Allen Greene, after 94 years of a life well-lived, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. He was born on April 12, 1919, in Chattanooga to the late Clarence and Margaret Broskoski Greene. Allen
e Rev. Henry M. Groseclose, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He was 83 years old. Henry was born in Appalachia, Va., to the late Rhea P. and N. Loucille Groseclose. He
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
Myrna S. Hamby, 75, woke up in Gods hands on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 14, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home chapel with
Shelley Marie Hampton, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church and formerly employed by Life Care of Chattanooga. She was

Orby Higdon

Higdon
Orby L. Higdon, 76, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Funeral at noon today in the Trenton chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Bill Broom officiating. Burial in Higdon Cemetery with Military Honors.

Hartfred Hulgin

Rossville
Hartfred Hulgin, 93, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Jeff Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery
Earlean Cooper Hurst, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in a local hospital. Visitation is at noon today at in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow
Anna Lou Johnson Anna Lou Davis Johnson, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She was a member of Ekklesia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie A. Johnson;
Lewis F. Johnson Jr., 90, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. He was a member of Mowbray First Presbyterian Church. He was a WW II veteran serving in the US
Glenn Alexander Johnson Jr., 75, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. He was born Jan. 6, 1939 in Chattanooga, and retired to Dunlap, Tenn. He was a graduate of Baylor School, a member of
Thomas Kirkman Jones, Ed.D., 70, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Tom, a native of Chattanooga, was an Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga (UTC) who taught
Nancy Ann Lackey, "Polly", 75, departed this life to be with her heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on Feb. 12, 1938, to Estelle

Sherry Layne

Whitwell
Sherry Coffelt Layne, 59, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Rosa Nell Brewer Coffelt; and brother,
Katherine Mathis Light, 78, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at her home. Katherine was born in Piedmont, Ala., but had lived in Chattanooga most of her life. She was a daughter of the
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 Green;
Lynn Meyer, a popular, retired Chattanooga teacher, died on Jan. 7, 2014, after a difficult struggle with cancer and a long hospitalization. Her body was willed to the University of Tennessee Medical School for research
Amy Marie Salisbury Mildram, 91, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church. Mrs. Mildram also served in the United States Marines. She was
Kathleen Darwin Murphy, 77, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., peacefully passed away at her home on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Kathleen was born on Sept. 23, 1935 in Chattanooga and was the daughter of Judge and
Margaret Nave, 96, formerly of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Service arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home
James Alvin Neely Jr., of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at his home. He was born June 3, 1948 a son of the late James Alvin Neely Sr. and Helen Hix Neely.
Charles Lee Newell, 53, a lifelong resident of Harrison, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. At the time of his death he was employed as a conductor with Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was a
Nora Colline Oliver, 81, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; husband, Robert T. Oliver Sr.; one son, R.T.
Blanche Millsaps Owens, 94, passed away at home on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy. As an elementary school teacher she spent most of her career at

Carol Parsons

Ringgold
Carol Ann Parsons, 56, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Julia "Judy" Henderson and French E. Hoge. Survivors include her husband, Gary Parsons, of Ringgold; daughters, Julie Parsons, of Atlanta,
Mark Payne, 53, of Rock Spring, Ga., passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Mark was an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast; was adventurous, greatly enjoyed the outdoors including hiking.

Steven Reed

Rossville
Steven Brian Reed, 43, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. A resident of the North Georgia, Chattanooga area for the past 21 years, he was formerly of Robbins, N.C. Steven was a former employee of
Phyllis Rowe, of Chattanooga, entered the gates of Paradise into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Rowe; sons, Michael Rowe
Napoleon Rutledge, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Justice Matthew " The Smurf" Sanders, infant son of Matthew and Christy Sanders, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Cecil Sanders. Those left to cherish his memories
Pamela Ann Schreiner, 60, lost her battle with breast cancer Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at First Lutheran Church, 2800 McCallie Ave. The memorial
Helen Louise Shipley, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Crosby, Texas. She was 82 years old. She was born in Swan Pond, Tenn., and was a 1949 graduate of Rhea Central

Mary Ruth Sisson

Rossville
Mary Ruth Palmer "Aunt Ruthie" Sisson, 74, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, Feb. 14, 2014,
Elma Jean Bell Duggan Smith, 92, formerly of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her daughters home in South Carolina. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014,
Jeffery Allan Terry, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Terry and Charlotte Hickman. Survivors are his wife, Sharon Roberts Terry; daughter, Jamie Lloyd of

Preston Walls

Decherd
Preston "Press" Walls, 87, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his home. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. CST today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CST Saturday at Moore-Cortner
Minnie Mae Pettyjohn Wardlaw, 99, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Surviving: daughter, Beth (David) Romine; granddaughter, Angela Hutchins; six great-grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Saturday at Creek Baptist Church. Burial in Pettyjohn Cemetery. Visitation,
Lily Hamill Wells, 89, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Michael Wood

Rossville
Michael Vernon Wood, 68, departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his home. He was born in Gaffney, S.C., to the late Harley and Emmie Wood. Survivors include his loving wife of nine
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
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NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.