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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 21, 2014



Vicki Acres

Rossville
Vicki Lynn Allen Acres, 60, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. She had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of her life
James Edward Anderson III, 34, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. He grew up in the Soddy-Daisy area. He was a graduate of Boyd Buchanan School and received his bachelors degree from

Paula Baker

Rossville
Paula Ruth Pyle Baker, 75, left this earthly home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. She was born in Tullahoma, Tenn., on Oct. 24, 1938 to the late Paul
Georgia P. Bankston, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Minnie Patillo; brothers, Ralph, Jim, Charlie,

Julian Causey

Rainsville
Julian Causey, 40, passed away Sun day, Jan. 19 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. CST Wednesday. Jan. 22. 2014 from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow

Robert Cluck

Rossville
Robert Claude Cluck, 81, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He was born in Cleveland, Tenn., to the late Claude and Pearl Cluck and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
William Larry Conkle Sr., 56, died at his residence late Sunday evening, Jan. 19, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Straightway Baptist Church. He was employed by Service Electrical as
Jatana Crisp DECATUR Jatana Lynn Crisp, 51, died Jan. 18, 2014. Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Interment will be at 11 am, today in
Jacqueline Penney Davis, 73, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at the Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center after a struggle with COPD. Jackie was of the Church of God faith and loved

Anna Denton

Dayton
Anna Kate Denton, 86, died Sunday morning, Jan. 19, 2014, at her home. Funeral services for Anna will be held at 4 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Buttram Cemetery. www.vanderwallfh.com.
Jeffery Dewayne Evans, 44, of East Ridge, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by sister, Sandra Davis. Survivors include his parents, Macel and Mollie Stephens, of East Ridge; children, Tiya Harris,

Pauline Flowers

Trenton
Pauline Flowers went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the age of 92. She was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Blanche Warren Lowther of

Billy Goodson

Ringgold
Billy Goodson, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home. He was a member of Gospel Way Baptist Church, and was a supervisor with Dixie Yarns, Borg Textile, and Plant Manager at Instant

Adrea Hill

Chickamauga
Adrea Hill, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. She wass preceded in death by her mother, Sharon Pinion Gadd. Survivors include her father, John Gadd; two sons, Johnathan(Heather) Hill, Chad Hill; and six grandchildren. Please

Thomas Holloway

Pikeville
Thomas Albert Holloway, 77, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. He was a member of Pikeville Church of God, and was a member of the Tennessee Cattlemen's Association. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Ruth Hubbs ROSSVILLE Ruth Bolt Hubbs, 91, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and a 1941 graduate of Rossville
Joel David Huddleston, 36, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Joel was a very loving son, husband, father and brother. He was a fun loving person who was
Frank Bernard Hundley Sr. died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his residence. Bernard was a lifetime resident of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Irene Lawson Hundley; and stepgrandson, Wesley
Henry Jackson, 42, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Sheila Diane Jenkins, 54, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Funeral services at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the chapel at Bowers Funeral Home. Interment in Decatur Cemetery following the service. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today
Bettye M. Johnson, of Hixson, departed her earthly home and entered her heavenly home on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. She was 84 years old. Bettye was born and raised in Chattanooga and was a

Hazel Keith

Rossville
Hazel Cordelia Keith, 78, went to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at her home. She was born in Ider, Ala., to the late George and Minnie Chapman and was a member of

Barbara Key

Athens
Barbara Ann Burger Key, 68, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday at Freedom Baptist Church. Burial in McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation 6-8 p.m.

George Mann

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE George Bradley Mann, 73, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Survived by daughter, Cindy (Travis) Keith, of Trion; sons, Jeff (Kaye) Mann and Buddy (Ruth) Barrett, all of
Doris Marshall, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Effie Martin

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Effie Lee Gilbreath Martin, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at noon today. Conducted by Dr. Marty McRae. Interment: Fairview South Baptist
James Kenneth McKamey Jr., 71, of Harrison, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. James served our country in the U.S. Navy. James was a fiercely loyal and independent man. James was preceded in death by
Kay Frances Morgan, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Chattanooga National Cemetery with the Rev. Brad Blanton officiating.

Rev. Robert Murray

Rossville
Rev. Robert "Bob" Thomas Murray, 83, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Independent Order of the

Gwendolyn Myers

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Gwendolyn Love Myers, 93, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Fort Oglethorpe, surrounded by her family. She was born in Chattooga County, Ga., to the late
Richard Ray Peck, 85, currently of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie and B.L. Peck; three brothers; and four sisters.

Robert Perry Sr.

Gruetli-laager
Robert Edward "Buck" Perry Sr, 84, passed away at his home Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He attended Bivens Chapel Congregational Methodist Church. He was born in the Hills Creek Community in Warren County on April
Billie Mae Phillips, 68, of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. She was born May 11, 1945 in Chattanooga to the late Claude and Marion Bennett Randolph. She was
Howard Charles Simmons, 60, formerly of Harford County, Maryland passed away Sunday night, Jan. 19, 2014, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Memorial services 4 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at
Wilma Lee Vandergriff Smith, 82, of Graysville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, with her loving family by her side. Wilma loved to dance and travel, as well as spend
Dr. Theodore "Ted" M. Swingle Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, went to heaven on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He was born on Jan. 30, 1943 to Theodore M. Swingle Sr. and Margueritte Rhea Swingle. He
Michael Carl Tedesco, of Signal Mountain, 65, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 6:45 a.m. He was born July 15, 1948 in Omaha, Neb., to Elsie Viola

James Travis

Dayton
James Robert "Bob" Travis, 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by his friends Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Chattanooga. Bob was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and extended family

Evelyn Turner

Ringgold
Evelyn Maxine Turner, 71, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Evelyn was a resident of Ringgold for over 50 years. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school

Lillian Vance

Madisonville
Lillian Vance, 93, widow of Ray Vance, of Madisonville, passed away 12:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Hopewell Springs Baptist Church. Survivors, daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Gray Vance, Madisonville;

Virginia Vesey

Fort payne
Virginia Womack Vesey, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. CST Wednesday in the Burt Chapel, Fort Payne. Burial in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Visitation from 3-7 p.m. CST today at

Matthew Waddle

Fort oglethorpe
Matthew Carrol Waddle, 32, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Services will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.
Charles Thomas Weaver, 93, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born in Bethlehem, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1920. He graduated from Germantown High School in 1939 and served in the U.S. Army Air
Robert Carl "Bob" Weir, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Alta Jean Green Weir; his sister and brother-in-law, Susan Weir Chaffin and Jeff Chaffin; two
Jo Ann Hogan Whitmire passed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers. She was born on Aug. 8, 1939 in New Hope, Tenn.

Wendell Wyrick

Rossville
Wendell Curtis Wyrick, 71, went to be with his Lord Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2014. He was a lifelong residence of the Rossville area and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, VFW Post 3679,
Ruby Dell Yancey Yarbrough, 86, died Sunday, Jan.19, 2014, at Dade Health and Rehab. Survivors include daughter, Shirley (J.W.) Horton; son, Billy (Virginia) Yancy, grandchildren, Cindy (Chad) Spurgeon, Michelle (Billy) Wagner, Nathan

In MemoryBruce Crane

Bruce Eugene Crane "Bruce" Jan. 20, 1941-Jan, 21, 2013 I have labored here for many years from dawn to setting sun. Sacrifices Ive made for ones I loved did not leave me undone. Serving

In MemoryDavid K. Sale

Jan. 29, 1934-Jan. 21, 2012 Thinking of you. Your wife, Bernice Sale
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.
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.
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.
Video game creators and colleagues of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shared their reactions to his death from a bile duct tumor at age 55:
ATLANTA (AP) - The artist tapped to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds has died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.