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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,
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
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died. He was 60.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...