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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 17, 2014


Martha Alverson, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist. 404 S. Moore
Mary Brooks, 88, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in a local health care facility. She retired from American National/SunTrust Bank where she served as an administrative assistant to the executives of the
Clyde H. Buttram, 89, of Chattanooga peacefully passed from this life and went to be with his Lord on Feb. 13, 2014 with his family at his bedside. He was a member of
Nick S. Catron, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, after a courageous battle with melanoma. He was born in Ponca City, Okla., and has been a resident of Hixson since 1980. He served seven years

Terry Galloway

Fort payne
Terry Wade Galloway, 57, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. from Rainsville Memorial Park. Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation

Frances Gibson

Sylvania
Mrs. Frances Lois Gibson, 91, of Sylvania passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in Crowne Health Care. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. today, Feb. 17, 2014 from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with

Lois Greene

South pittsburg
Mrs. Emma Lois Griffith Greene, 82, of South Pittsburg, TN, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at a local nursing home. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertie Lou Craft Griffith.
James Roy "J.R." Johnson, 66, of Dayton, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He graduated from Soddy High School then went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy and was a
Patricia Moore Letson, 80, of Harrison, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Born in Dora, Ala., Sept. 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late J. Harris and Mae Moore and was a
Albert Leroy Little, age 84, of Hixson passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in a local hospital. He was born Nov. 5, 1929 in Washington, Pennsylvania to the late Albert & Levenia Little.
Shea Aaron Long, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. He was 33 years old. Shea attended Sequoyah Vocation School and was employed with Laynes Equipment Co. as a truck driver. He was
Eva Mae McElhaney, 54, of Harrison passed away Friday Feb. 14th. She was a lifelong resident of the Harrison community and had a great love for children and was an avid Nascar and Jeff Gordon
Luvinia Means, 89, passed away Sunday Feb. 16, 2014 at her home. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home (423) 267-1244.

Linda Oborn

Signal mountain -
Linda Lapuz Oborn, 62, of Signal Mountain, passed away after an arduous battle with ovarian cancer, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She was born to the late Jose and Cecilia Lapuz, of Manilla, Philippines, on

Bruce Payne

Cowan
Bruce Payne, 60, of Cowan, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lisalotte Payne and a brother, James Dale Payne. He
Melva Pyle, 91, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Austin, TX where she had moved to be closer to her daughter. Mrs. Pyle was born in DeKalb County, Alabama to
Robert Mungle Salyer, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away at his home the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, with the snow softly falling. Bob was born on July 22, 1915, to William Carson Salyer
Alberta Joan Shirk, 74, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in a local healthcare facility. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.

Johnie Smith

Chickamauga -
Johnie Melvin Smith, Sr., age 86 of Chickamauga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He was born in Benham, KY to the late George and Zetty Burrows Smith. He was a resident
Barbara Ann Cotton Stockdale, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at her residence. Visitation is today at 10 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel

Edward Thomas

Section
Edward A. Thomas, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Section United Methodist Church Cemetery www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

William Townsend

Wildwood
William "Bill" Townsend, age 74, of Wildwood, GA died early Sunday morning Feb. 16, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and National Guard. He attended the Wildwood United
Eric Upshaw Jr. CHICKAMAUGA Eric Lebron Upshaw Jr., 4-month-old infant, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Egleston Childrens Hospital. He is survived by his parents, Eric Lebron Upshaw Sr. and Amber
Douglas Perry Walker, Jr., 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends Services will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral

Carolyn Wallin

Ringgold
Carolyn Wallin, 56 of Ringgold, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Illinois June 9, 1957 and was of the Christian Faith. Carolyn enjoyed cooking and taking care of others.

Carrie Williford

New hope
Carrie Belle Howard Williford of New Hope, Marion County, TN left this life on Feb. 10, 2014, to sing in the Heavenly Choir. Carrie was born on Sept. 12, 1924, the daughter of John A.
Robert William Yendell, 87, of Hixson, died at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Robert was born in Buffalo, New York and had been a resident of Hixson since 1977.
Burney "Love is like the wind when it blows, so did you but you stay in my heart always and forever" Love Always, Kevin, Sadie and kids.

In MemoryMARY SHEAFFER

Mary Giles Sheaffer Feb. 17, 1926-June 18, 2012 HapyBirthday Mom. Our memories of you always makes us laugh and smile. We love and miss you everyday. Your daughters Patsy, Sheila, Athena and Cheryl.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a former economics professor whose drive for Mideast peace had him mingling with presidents, royalty and movie stars, has died. He was 96.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died. Eddie Antar was...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's father has died at age 95.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Ska pioneer and Jamaican music legend Prince Buster has died at 78, several years after suffering a stroke, his wife Mola Ali said Friday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became a celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," has...
NEW YORK (AP) - John Hostetter, an actor, painter and musician best known for playing the steady stage manager in "Murphy Brown," has died.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a Marine Corps veteran who survived horrific injuries in Vietnam and became a Washington reporter for The Baltimore Sun, has died at...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.