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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 25, 2014


Ernest Arnold Adams, 96, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home. He was a member of St. Elmo Avenue Baptist Church for 60 years where he was a deacon and choir
Shirley Lee Kincaid Altenberg, 70, Chattanooga, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at home. She was born Oct. 25, 1943, in Beloit, Wis., the daughter of Willard and Florence Kincaid. She graduated from Hononegah High

Emily Anderson

Winchester
Emily F. Anderson, 51, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Funeral services was held 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. John Westerfield officiating. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First
Jack Carl Baker Sr. passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was born March 14, 1923 and was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga. He was affiliated in the trucking industry for over 35 years.Mr. Baker
Gustava "Gussie" Bonner, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was a 1936 graduate of Howard High School and was a lifelong, faithful member of

Flora Burrage

Summerville
Flora Gartrelle Elliott Burrage, 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today, Feb. 25, at Coffman Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014,
Hazel Caldwell, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Marion Castle

Bridgeport
Marion Harrison Castle passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the grand age of 87. He was surrounded by family at Creekside Assisted Living, Murfreesboro, Tenn., where he and his wife have lived for the
Judy Kay Coffelt, of East Ridge, beloved wife and mother, went to be with our Lord, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. She was born March 17, 1955. Judy was preceded in death by her

Mary Coffman

Fort oglethorpe
Mary Ruth Coffman, 90, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. She was a member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church. Mrs. Coffman served as

Dr. Jeffery Curtis

Peachtree city
Dr. Jeffery V. Curtis, 53, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was a very well-known and respected physician, currently the Medical Director for The Doctors Office-Emory, practicing medicine in Peachtree City since 1992.
Thomas Cary Erwin, 41, of Chattanooga, departed this life Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home. He worked for Collegedale Case works until his health started declining and was a member of East Brainerd Baptist
Ola Louise Varner Francisco, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 25, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home,

Rebekka Grubbs

Spokane,
Wash. Rebekka OGrady Sprouse Grubbs, 32, died at home Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. The cause of her death was cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of bile duct cancer. Born Sept. 24, 1981, in Richmond, Va., to
James O. Hacker Jr. 79, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at his home. Mr. Hacker was born in Athens, Tenn., and has lived in Chattanooga for the past 43 years. He was retired
Elsie Pitts Harrell, 80, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson. 531-3975.

AL Houser

Flat rock
Claude Allen "Al" Houser, 83 of Ormond Beach, Fla., (formerly of Flat Rock), died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Ormond Beach. Mr. Houser was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Army and was
Frederick "Radio" Jones, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in a health care facility in South Pittsburg. The body will lie in state after 11:30 a.m. today with family visitation
Mary Frances Thraikill Jones, 91, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Life Care of Hixson, after many years of failing health. She was born on July 25, 1922. Mary was preceded in
Robert E. "Gene" Lail, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb 23, 2014. He was a native of Wallaceville, Ga., and was a 1948 graduate of Rossville High School. Gene was an Air

Bobbie Moore

Fort oglethorpe
Bobbie Tippens Moore, 85, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2014. The family will receive friends from 4 unti 8 p.m. today, Feb. 25, 2014 at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Jewel Murphy

Cleveland
Jewel S. Murphy, born in Cleveland, on June 27, 1928, parted from her loved ones on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Her family and friends can rest in the knowledge that her absence from this world

Floyd Myers

Scottsboro
Floyd E. Myers passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Highlands Medical Center. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. today, Feb. 25, 2014, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Bluff Cemetery, Section. Brother Heath
Sharon Owens, 46, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Margaret Petty Margaret Elizabeth Petty, 92, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the East Brainerd Community and a member of Morris Hill Baptist

Mildred Price

Decatur
Mildred Jean "Peanut" Price, 81, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Funeral at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 25, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation 5-7 p.m. today, Feb. 25, at the
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.
Ssgt. JaWon LeShay Smith 27, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Rev. Balus Smith Sr. Survivors include wife, Jennifer; son, Camron; parents, John and Sharon Smith; brother, Dometic; a host
Vonnie Truss, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 34704.
Donald Wayne Turner, 83 of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share

Frances turner

Lafayette
Frances Turner LaFAYETTE Frances Marie Hargis Turner, 90, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Mrs. Turner was born Aug. 30, 1923, to the late William Henry and Lucy Missouri Wells Hargis. She was

Willie Waggoner

Spring city
Willie Waggoner, 83 died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Spring City Care Center. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment followed in Buttram
Clifford W. Washington Jr., 54, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in a Nashville hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Laura "Jeannie" White, 64, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her father, Karl Ruescher. She is survived by

John Wilbanks Sr.

Sharpsburg
John Edward "Hambone" Wilbanks Sr., passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 47 years, Phyllis Kay; his parents, Daisy and John Wilbanks, of Dayton, Tenn.; and

Sheila Wooten

Summerville
Sheila Dianne Wooten 60, died Feb. 23, 2014. Survivors, daughters, Kim (Steve) McRae, Holly (John) Kidd; brothers, Rodney (Cindy) Barksdale, Jim Clark; and three grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at

In MemoryTroy Howard

July 11, 1963 - Feb. 25, 2013 There isnt a day that goes by that you are not on my mind. You will be forever loved and never forgotten by me. Your wife, Starlyn Family
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Cheuse, a longtime literary critic whose reviews and commentary were featured on National Public Radio for more than 25 years, has died at age 75.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, has died. He was 104.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.
DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was...
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.