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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 28, 2014

Anthony Aker

Anthony Delancey Aker, 64, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Pastor H.D. Caldwell officiating. Interment in Mount Zion Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis

Amos Brown

Amos Roy Brown, 79, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by parents, Esta and Edgar Brown; brother, Arnold; sister, Louise. He is survived by his

Annie Byrd

Annie Byrd, 86 passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Funeral services was 1 p.m. Monday at Sherwood Church of Christ. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Sherwood.

Barbara Chapman

Barbara Louise Brown Chapman, 78, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and retired from Standard Coos Thatcher after 30 years of employment. She was preceded in death
Peggy Joyce Cope Christol, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. Mrs. Christol was born Dec. 29, 1932, daughter of the late
Patricia Ann Coots, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She attended and was a friend to Red Bank Presbyterian Church. Patricia was a homemaker and loved animals, especially cats and dogs. She

Lucy Davis

Lucy Ruby Davis, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Service 1 p.m. CST Thursday at West End Church of God. Burial in Watson Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Visitation 3-9
Edward Lewis Drake Jr., 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his residence. The body will lie-in-state at 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with a graveside service to

Jimmy Espy

Jimmy "Jim" Bryant Espy, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Jim was very rich and deep in his Baptist faith. He attended the Mount Carmel Church and Cassandra Baptist Church. He

Rosa Frassrand

Rosa Ann Frassrand, 73, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Bridgeport, Ala. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m.
Catherine Jones Griswold, 91, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mae Bradford and Edgar D. Jones; husband, Raymond Griswold; son,
Airene Harvey, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Howell officiating. Interment will
Daniel W. Hawkins, 58, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Daniel had lived most of his life in the Chickamauga and Dalton area and he was a veteran of the United States Navy during the

Vera Head

Vera Rogers Head, 92, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services at noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens with Rainsville Funeral Home,

Edna Jennings

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Edna Sue ODell Jennings, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 Survivors include husband, Charles Jennings; daughter, Patricia Ann Troupe; sons, James A. Smith II, John Burl Smith; grandchildren, Shelia Smith, Rachel Cooper, Olivia Smith; great-grandchildren,

Betty Johnson

Betty Jane McCormack Johnson, 88, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at a local health care facility. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was a member of Rossville Church of Christ where
ebron Brooks, 61, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Rev. William H. "Bill" Lassiter, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. A minister in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church for over 30 years when he retired in 1999,
Niles Corley Meacham, 81, "with a tear rolling down his cheek, as a final goodbye slipped quietly from the lives of family who loved him" on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. "Big Meach" as he
Marie Miller, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Dorothy "Dot" Hicks Morrison, 90, left her earthly shell behind and entered the eternal Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was born in Sand Mountain, Ala., and has been a resident of
Mary Sue Collier Nagle, 80, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Services will be in Forest, Miss. Visit to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace,

Jeri Norris

Jeri Lou McGriff Norris, 71, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.
Janis Phillips, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by husband, Wiley Phillips; and daughter, Gwendolyn Phillips. Survivors include daughters, Sharon (Eddie) Landreth and Carol Young; son, Wiley
Linda Faye Reynolds, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert Chauncey. Interment will follow in

Frieda Sisson

Frieda Woods Parson Sisson, 76, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, surrounded by her family. She died from complications of Alzheimers disease. She handled the battle like she lived her life, with dignity and
Vernon Payne Sluder, 96, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Funeral services will be noon today, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Ted Painter officiating. Interment will
Larry Gene Sprayberry, 71, of McDonald, Tenn., was called home by the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Larry was a loving son to the late Coy Benny and Annie Ruth Sprayberry of
Calif. Jeffrey Fred Krieg, 49, passed away at his home Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. He was born April 4, 1964 in Carbondale, Ill., to Fred Krieg and Deanna Callis Krieg Sutter. A memorial service
Harris Eugene "Gene" Toney, 61, passed on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. He was one of 11 children born to Rev. Harris Toney and Mrs. Marie C. Toney, on Sept. 30, 1952, in Madison, Ala.
Leon Williams, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Athens, Ala. He was an Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam Era. He was preceded in death by his father, Grady
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.