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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 03, 2014



Barbara Ables

South pittsburg
Barbara Ables, 60, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was the owner of Apple Orchard Beauty Boutique and Whats Cooking. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Robert and Rada Belle Edmonds
Sarah Smith Allison, 93, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Houston, Texas with her family at her side. Sarah lived most of her life in Chattanooga, but had moved to Houston
Fletcher Armour Jr., 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Sarah Marie Aslinger, 57, of East Ridge, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at her home. She lived all of her life in the Chattanooga area where she graduated from Kirkman High School. Following her

Mary Barnes

Summerville
Mary Willingham Barnes, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Survivors, children, Pam McCarty, Hank (Barbara) Barnes, Mike (Angie) Barnes and Dennis Barnes; 13 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4,
Gary Roger Beal, 64, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Chattanooga. He was born in Rogersville to Harry M. "Mark" Beal, who precedes him in death, and Janelle Dykes

James Brown

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE James William "J.W." Brown, 73, of Dickson Tenn., formerly of LaFayette, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. today. Service conducted

Jessica Brown

Langston
Jessica Lynn Brown, 25, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Highlands Medical Center. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Langston Cemetery.

Ellen Carden

Chickamauga
Ellen Sue Carden, 84, died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at a local hospital. She was a lifetime resident of Chickamauga and the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Carden. Ellen worked at Interstate

William Davis

Rossville
William "Howard" Davis, 94,went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. He had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of his life and was of

Jennifer Davis

South pittsburg
Jennifer Elaine Davis, 45, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Russel B. Smith and Betty C. Goff Smith. She is survived by her husband, Miles Davis; children,

Babington Deakins

Lookout mountain
Babington Lampton Hall Deakins died at her home on Lookout Mountain on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was born to Robert L. and Babington Lampton Hall in Magnolia, Miss. Babington
Marianne Westall Douglas, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Rivermont Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Carol

Rose Finch

Rainsville
Rose Finch, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Crossville Health Care. Funeral services at 2 p.m. held Saturday, Jan. 4, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Town Creek Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Bobbie Kirk Green, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was the daughter of the late George and Pauline Grider Kirk. Bobbie was a member of Fairview United

James Gregg

Fort payne
James Hoyt Gregg, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. CST Saturday in the Burt Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m.
Kelley Denise Coffelt Harris, 34, of Chattanooga, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Born in Carthage, Tenn., Kelley moved to Chattanooga and graduated from Boyd Buchanan in 1998. She attended
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,

Michael Hopkins

Beersheeba springs
Michael John Hopkins, 61, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at his home. Memorial funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in the chapel of Layne Funeral Home at Altamont, Tenn. www.laynefuneralhome.com.
Ronnie Hughley, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Stanley F. Kirkpatrick, 95, passed away on Oct. 28, 2013. A memorial service planned for Jan. 4, 2014, at Red Bank Baptist Church has been canceled. The family wants to thank all those who offered
Mildred Manis McDonald, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. A native of Whitfield County, Ga., she was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and has been a resident of East Ridge

Donald McRae

Fort oglethorpe
Donald "Donny" McRae, 54, celebrated the arrival of the New Year in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Donny graduated from ABAC College in Tifton, Ga., in 1980 and worked as
Mildred Selena Miller, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in a local hospital. She retired from the Tennessee Department of Human Services and was a member of Westside Missionary Baptist Church. She
Martha Alice "Sis" Morgan, 66, born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., passed away at her home on Signal Mountain on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, Sis was surrounded by her husband, son, mother, family and friends. Funeral services

Edith Oberklein

Fort oglethorpe
Edith Margaret Oberklein, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Edith was a home maker, mother and grandmother. She was a former employee of Jorges Carpet Mills, and Southwest Motor Freight. Edith was preceded
Marvin "Big Whop" Parker Jr., 44, of Chattanooga, transitioned peacefully at his childhood home on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Sarah Parker Sr.; stepfather, Leroy Williams

Mary Parks

Fayetteville
Mary Elizabeth Parks, formerly of Dalton, Ga., and Milwaukee, Wis., passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry D. Jones Sr. officiating. Interment
Rosemary Peters, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. She was a childrens textbook editor. Survivors include her sister, Cynthia Barbee, of Chattanooga; niece, Lisa Layne; and nephew, David Barbee, and their
Charline Elizabeth Raulston, 57, of Soddy-Daisy passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her sister, Connie Bales. Survivors include
Lillian Hines Smith, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at her residence. She was a retired teacher from the Hamilton County Public School System. She was a faithful member of the Westside

Wendell Smith

Dunlap
Wendell Allen Smith, 61, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Obed and Virgie Pursley Smith. Survived by five sisters, Mary Davis, Wanda Copeland, Carolyn (Hack) Smith, all of
LaFAYETTE Ernestine "Dink" Hegwood Stanfield joined her Lord, her loving husband of 50 years, Ray Stanfield; her mother and father, Lela and Bart Hegwood; brother, Jud Hegwood; sisters, Lois Loughridge,

Luis Velez

Ringgold
Luis Omegar Velez, 61, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at his home. He was born Dec. 27, 1952, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Mr. Velez was member of Collegedale Spanish-American Seventh-day Adventist Church. He

Reva Venable

Rossville
Reva Estelle Sartin Venable, 87, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was born to the late William and Naomi ODell Sartin in

Alma Walker

Dayton
Alma Carolyn Walker passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was born on April 25, 1937 to the late George and Nancy Higgins. She was preceded in death by son, Charles Dale Walker; son-in-law,
Calvin T. Webster, 51, of Hixson, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at his residence. Calvin was 1980 graduate of Rossville High School and Lee University and was employed as a corrections officer
Harold R. Wilkey, a Chattanooga resident, devoted family man, proud veteran and avid outdoorsman-died on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the age of 74. Wilkey was a retired member of the U.S. Navy Seabees. He
Sandra Choate Wilson, of Crossville, Tenn., and formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. She was 66 years old. Sandra was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a 1965 graduate of Central

Tammy Wood

Spring city
Tammy A. Wood, 49, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at her residence. Born in Dunkirk, N.Y., Tammy was the daughter of Clarence and Patricia Baker Wood. She was a graduate of the University of New

Jaxson Wynn

Rossville
Jaxson Lee Wynn, age 2, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Lee F. Witt and Sharon Wynn. He is survived by his parents, Jarrell and

In MemoryRobert Ballard

Robert L. "Chippy" Ballard Sr. Sept. 29, 1949-Jan. 3, 2010 Deeply missed JoAnn, Jeffery (Trinette), Robert (Pamela) Jr. Ballard, grandchildren and family
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" ''Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.