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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 01, 2014


Marion Akins, 71, of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga.
Margaret Welch Anderson, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at a local nursing home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 1, 2014, at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, South, in
Robert Harry Clark, 75, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Robert lived most of his life in Hamilton County. Robert retired from BOC Gases as a plant operator. Robert was a member of
Stella Marie Cooper, 41, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 423-265-4414.
James W. Creasman, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. He was of the Pentecostal faith, and he was employed by Dixie Yarns for many
Robert "Bob" Michael Cross, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He was 64 years old. He was born in Chattanooga, and was raised in Dade County.
s Marianne Westall Douglas, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. She was a world traveler having visited all seven continents. She was also an avid runner and member of
Doris Ruth Harrison Elliott, 96, of Lookout Mountain, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Betty Ruth King Garner, 81 years old, left this life on earth to begin her new life in Heaven on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, her 58th wedding anniversary. She was born April 9, 1932 in
Helen Pennington Garvich, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Alexian Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pennington; brother, Gene Pennington and husband,
Iris Denise Gay, of Chattanooga, went to take her rest with the Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was born on Oct. 8, 1956 to Harold and Mildred Gay. Iris was
Nancy Moore Herring, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was born in Huntsville, Ala., on March 19, 1953. She was a loving, faithful, devoted servant of Jesus Christ, wife, mother,
Shirley Ann Hill, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. An alumnus of GPS and the University of Chattanooga, Ms. Hill was a CPA and worked as a computer programmer for TVA. She
Other B. "O.B." Hughes Jr. , 81, of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He served his country in the United States Army from 1950 to 1966.
Charles Kennedy, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Services are private. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.
Fred W. Lupton II, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 3319
Samuel Clinton "Sam" Mills, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Soddy-Daisy Health Center. Born in Soddy, Oct. 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Harry S. Mills and Ruth Davis Mills. He
Martha Alice "Sis" Morgan, 66, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Rory OMore V, 66, of Hixson, went to celebrate with God on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Rory was a retired Physician Assistant who cared for each patient as if he
Marvin Parker Jr., 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Minnie Ruth Pilgrim, 90, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Standifer Place Nursing Facility. She was a lifelong member of the Lookout Valley community and the North Georgia area. She was a member of
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
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.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
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.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - The man credited with revitalizing and modernizing public transportation networks in Boston, New York and London has died. Robert Kiley was 80.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.