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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 24, 2014


Arnold Adams, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road
Jack C. Baker Sr, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.
James Henry Bryson, 84, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in a local hospital. He was retired from Mueller and was a driver for Mercury Cab. He is survived by his children, Wanda (Roderick)
Willie Carey, 64, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Warren K. Clark, 86, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Mr. Clark was born in Gulfport, Miss., to the late, John and Mae Kappner Clark. He was a 1950 graduate

Joseph Crisp

Rossville
Joseph Thomas Crisp, 26, resident of Rossville, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 in the parlor of Companion Funeral Home, 2415 Georgetown Rd, Cleveland,
Ola Louise Varner Francisco, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late
James O. Hacker Jr., 79, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at his home in Chattanooga. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson,
Frederick "Radio" Jones, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in a health care facility in South Pittsburg. He retired from Wheland Foundry after over 30 years of service. He was a member
Rev. Ronnie Kesley, 61, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was pastor of Living Waters PCG (formerly known as Old Fashion Gospel Tabernacle) for 31 years. Rev. Kesley worked for Easterly Cabinets for

Gene Kolwyck

Chickamauga
Gene Kolwyck, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Krissy Layne

Rossville
Krissy Rene Layne, 31, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.
Nellie Locklin, 69, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Marvin McDowell

Stone mountain
Marvin McDowell, 63, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Stone Mountain. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Dannie L. McMillion, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.
Socrates Sabater, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. A native of Baymo, Cuba, he was an expatriate who migrated to America in 1960 at the onset of the Cuban Revolution. Mr.

James Seymour Jr.

Collinsville
James Emmett Seymour Jr., 81, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral will be 2 p.m CST Tuesday, Feb. 25, from Fort Payne Christian Center with Pastor Ken Hollmer officiating.

Col. Ed Temple

Winchester
Colonel William Edward "Ed" Temple, 77, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Funeral at 10 a.m. CST Thursday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Graveside services at 2:30 p.m. EST in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
James R. Verdier, 47, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was a native of Flint, Mich., and was a 1984 graduate of Addison High School in Addison, Mich.

Ryland Williams

Estill springs
Ryland Williams, 81, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home. Funeral at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 24, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel, Winchester, with Rev. Jim Patton officiating. Interment in Franklin

In MemoryROBERT BRUMMIT

Robert Lamarl Brummitt went home to be with the Lord Feb. 24, 2011. His sweet memories shall be with us always. Loved and missed by his daughter, son, granddaughter, brothers, mom, dad, relatives, and

In MemoryBrenda Davis

March 29, 1943- February 24, 2013 Mom, Of course time has passed Its been today one year, God said purpose fulfilled and took you home Moma Dear Youre greatly missed- We

In MemoryDollie Fain

Mrs. Dollie Bernice Fain In memory of Mrs. Dollie Bernice Fain who departed this life 25 years ago today, February 24, 1989. God saw the road was getting rough; the hills

In MemoryThomas Little

Mr. Thomas Little, Jr. In loving memory of our son, brother, nephew, and uncle, Mr. Thomas Little, Jr., who departed us thirty one years ago today, February 24, 1983. Sadly missed by mother,
William Onyeabor, the elusive Nigerian musician who pioneered a stuttering style of electronic funk in the '70s and '80s before retreating from the spotlight to focus on his faith and...
BALTIMORE (AP) - George Beall, the federal attorney who headed the investigation and prosecution that led to Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president, has died, his wife says.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical...
LOS ANGELES - Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who produced rich social, cultural and political histories that chronicled the origins and rapid transformation of the Golden State, has died....
NEW YORK (AP) - Dick Gautier, the Tony-nominated actor who found fame as Hymie the Robot on the 1960s sitcom "Get Smart," has died. He was 85.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a former professional wrestler who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died....
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the Robot on...
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - Eddie Long, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died. He was 63.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Genetics researcher Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2007, is dead at age 91.
NEW YORK (AP) - William Peter Blatty, the author of "The Exorcist," has died. He was 89.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tommy Allsup, a guitarist best known for losing a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film historian and author Betty Lasky has died. She was 94.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Genetics researcher Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2007, is dead at age 91.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Archbishop Patricio Fernandez Flores, former archbishop of the San Antonio Roman Catholic archdiocese and the first Mexican-American to rise to bishop in the U.S. Catholic church,...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Parker Beam, longtime master distiller for Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distilleries, has died after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 75.
HOUSTON (AP) - Funeral services are set for former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to have walked on the moon.