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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 18, 2014

Martha E. Alverson, 92, of East Ridge died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. She was born June 5, 1921 in Sugar Valley, Ga., a daughter of the late Ben and Dixie Alverson. She was preceded in

Alvin Barnes

Alvin Lee Barnes, 56, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Georgia Barnes; sisters, Geneva Singleton, Mary Looney; brothers, John Thomas Barnes, Jimmy Ray Barnes; granddaughter,
Hannah Ruth Bettis, 84, a resident of Birchwood, passed from this earth into the loving arms of her Savior Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Hannah was born in Chattanooga on May 5, 1929 to the late

Leslie Bozarth

Leslie Alberta Hensley Bozarth, 40, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Highlands Medical Center. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Panquein Cemetery
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

Hazel Carter

Hazel Marie Carter, 71, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her residence. Hazel was a member of the Waldens Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Scott Headlee and
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
Alma Fay Chadwick, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. A native of Henagar, Ala., she was a member of the Hamilton Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late J.B.

Tillie Cleghorn

Tillie Axtell Cleghorn, 98, formerly of LaFayette, Ga. died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Graveside services will be 2 p.m today in LaFayette City Cemetery. No visitation at the funeral home. Online register book
Cynthia Collier, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Mabel Daniel

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Mabel Frances Daniel, 73, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic

Kenneth Dawson

Kenneth Lamar Dawson, 33, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Survivors, father, Kenneth (Elaine) Dawson; mother, Gail (Richard) Dover; sisters, Tabatha Dawson, Jennifer Floyd, Amber Cannon, Crystal Floyd, Sherry Bowen; grandparents, Ann Freer, William and

Charles Dunn

Charles Adrian Dunn, 57, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Cartersville Medical Center. Born in Fulton County, Oct. 29, 1956, he was the son of Gerri Grantham Dunn and the late Max Adrian Dunn.
Dr. Durwood Clay Dunn, 70, passed away early Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He was born in Fort Oglethorpe, he was the youngest son of Charles Snyder Dunn Sr. and Lucille
Al Fincannon Al George Fincannon, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. He was one of eight children born to the late Samuel L. and Bobbie M. Fincannon, Sept. 29, 1924, in

Walter Gamble

LaFAYETTE Walter Donnie Gamble, 74, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Preceded by parents, Walter Clemons and Nora Belle Gamble;

Lois Greene

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Emma Lois Griffith Greene, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at a local nursing home. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertie Lou Craft Griffith. The owner and operator of Midway Cleaners

Robert Hamilton

Robert "Yank" Hamilton, 74, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park. Visitation will be 9
Jo Hill DAYTON Virginia "Jo" Hill, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga. Jo was a member of the Mountain View United Methodist Church, and attended the Sale

Claude Howard

Claude Howard, 91, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in a local hospital. He was of the Protestant faith, a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran of World War II and had retired from U.S. Pipe Soil
Michael Jackson, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Leon Jeffries, 59, of Hampton, Va., passed Feb. 5, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He is survived by wife, Denise Jefferies; two sons, Keon Cooper (Tenesha), of Charleston, S.C. and Alex Jefferies,
Patrick White Kelly died peacefully at his home on Signal Mountain on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in the arms of his loving wife Kathleen at the age of 78. He was born on Jan. 4,

Ray Lloyd Jr.

Ray Lloyd Jr., 81, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents Ray Lloyd Sr. and Ethel
Geraldine Moyers, 85, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of the East Chattanooga Church of God, she
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
David "Dave the Rave" Oliver Sr. passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was well known to the Chattanooga area as the radio personality "Dave the Rave." The family
Roger Lee Phillips, 58, died Sunday evening, Feb. 16, 2014. Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Dayton City Cemetery. The family is being served by
Daniel Louis "Dick" Sawyer passed away Jan. 31, 2014 in Sarasota, Fla. He was preceded in death by wife, Betty Cameron Sawyer; and parents, Emma and Daniel C. Sawyer. Born in Huntsville, Dick moved to
Alberta Joan Shirk, 74, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at a local health care facility. Joan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Joan was always
Napoleon Boneparte Rutledge Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of Alton Park Church of Christ. He was

Hobart Stallings

Hobart McKinley "Hobie" Stallings, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Surviving children, Myra Tucker, Randy Stallings; siblings, Jessie Lee "Jet" Stallings, Fred Stallings, Billy Stallings, Ruth Kinsey and Bessie May; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Services:
James Johnson James Roy "J.R." Johnson, 66, of Dayton, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 18, 2014 in the funeral home chapel with

Randy Wildman

James Randel "Randy" Wildman, 49, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. He was born Oct. 1, 1964. He was employed by Gill Manufacturing and member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by

In MemoryHarvey Carlock

Harvey Lebron Carlock Jan. 18, 1934 - Feb. 18, 2004 Sadly missed by your Family.

In MemoryScott Fritts

In Loving Memory of Scott Fritts Today is your Birthday and your in Heaven above with Jesus surrounded in all His grace and love. It was a day full of sorrow when we

In MemoryThomas Paris

Thomas Clifford Paris Feb. 18, 1934 - Nov. 26 2013

In MemorySarah Rollins

Happy Birthday In Memory of our Mother Sarah Wooten Rollins Feb. 18, 1943-Feb. 13, 2006 While she lies in peaceful sleep, her memory I shall always keep. Your children, Kookie, James and family

In MemoryJimmy Yearby

Jimmy "Squeaky" Yearby Feb. 18, 1969-Jan. 2, 2010 "Happy Birthday Squeaky" You left us with a lot of wonderful memories to reflect on. One of those memories is your favorite quote, you used to say
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...