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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 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

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

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

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.

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

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


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,
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
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FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....