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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 29, 2014

Robert "Bob" Arrieta, 72, of McDonald, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence. He was born March 22, 1941 in Havana, Cuba to the late Heriberto and Electra Arrieta. Robert was an

Jayne Boger

Fort mill, s.c.
Jayne Harber Boger, 60, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her home. She was born in Chattanooga and lived on Lookout Mountain, Tenn., with her parents, Keith and Caroline Harber and two brothers. She
Erica Bush, 42, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Gloria Chance

South pittsburg
Gloria Bellomy Chance, 77, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Survivors: husband, Don Chance; grandson, Brandon (Randi) Coppinger; sister, Carol Swafford; brothers, CW Bellomy Jr. and Merle Bellomy. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. CSTtoday at Rogers Funeral

Billy Clements

Mrs. Billy Imogene Clements, 78, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CST today, Jan. 29, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, Ala. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.
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

Emmett Dooley

Emmett Dooley, 91, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Survivors: wife, Mary Dooley; sons, Marshall Dooley, Melvin Dooley; brother, Boyce Dooley; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral, 3 p.m. Thursday,

Martha Dunnuck

Martha Louise Womack Dunnuck, 69, of Graham, N.C., passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was a native of Ringgold, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Marie Harrison Womack;

Mickey Evans

Mickey Evans, 63, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral services at 2 p.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 30, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in New Canaan Cemetery. Visitation

Rebecca Gowen

Rebecca Thurmond Crow Gowen, 87, formerly of Rossville, passed away Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014. She was born Sept. 5, 1926 in Murray Ky., to the late Cecil Heron Thurmond and Altha Mae Holcomb Thurmond.
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,

Buell guinn

Buell Calvin Guinn, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. CST Friday at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson, Ala. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. CST Saturday, Feb. 1, at

Marie Henderson

Marie Morrison Henderson, 84, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Daniel and Bertha Mills Morrison and seven

Geneva Hester

Fort payne
Geneva Hester, 98, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her residence. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at BurtChapel, Fort Payne with the Rev. Jeff Davis officiating. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Burt Chapel, Fort
Alfred Hill Sr., 94, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel with Pastor Erma Raymond officiating. Interment in West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home,
Daven Holt RINGGOLD Daven Holt, 52, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2013. Daven was a universally loved and respected person. He was not an idealized father or husband, but a real one. The kind
Garry Lee James Sr., 59, passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in New York. Local arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995

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

Harold Knox Sr.

Spring city
Harold R. Knox Sr., 91, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Vaughn Funeral Home.

Marcie Lawley

Martha Josephine Rodman Lawley, 68, a resident of Dayton, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She is the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Rodman. She
Charles Raymond Lee, 69, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory,
Rodney Claude Loudermilk, 50, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chape. Burial in New Canaan Cemetery. The family will receive
Ethleen Sitz McNabb, 97, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her home. The daughter of the late Virgil Henry and Maggie Lou Levan Sitz, she was a graduate of Grundy County High School,
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
Charlotte Ann Mowery, 63, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She is survived by her children, Burt Stanley Jr. and Lori Firestone. Funeral at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 in the chapel of Fike

Elaine Nix

Elaine Cooksey Nix, 57, died on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Elaine had attended Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church. She worked as a telecommunications services coordinator for the Hamilton County government. She loved gardening and

Jeri Norris

Jeri L. McGriff Norris, 71, was welcomed into Heaven, Monday morning, Jan. 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Jeri was truly the worlds best wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be truly missed.
Doris Jeanette Ownbey, 79, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on

Charles Phipps

Charles Eugene Phipps, 76, passed away Sunday Jan. 26, 2014. A resident of the North Georgia, Chattanooga area for the past 15 years, he was a former resident of Morehead City, N.C. He was a

Ruby Sanders

Ruby Sanders, 65, of Scottsboro (Boxes Cove), passed away Monday, jan. 27, 2014. Funeral is set for 1 p.m. CSTtoday,Jan. 29, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Larry Dryar officiating.

Dorothy Stone

Fort oglethorpe
Dorothy Eleanor Brogdon Stone, 80, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was born in Lyerly, Ga., to Louis Bert and Hettie Ferrell Brogdon. She graduated from Summerville High School where she was Valedictorian. She
Barbara I. McDaniel Stricklen, 79, passed peacefully at her home, Sunday morning, Jan. 26, 2014, surrounded by her loving children. She was a member of St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death
Harris Eugene "Gene" Toney, passed on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service with the funeral to follow at noon at Orchard

Martha Wright

Martha Wright, 50, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Funeral services 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Winchester Memorial Park, Winchester. Visitation from 1 to 3

Gladys York

Gladys Irene York, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Mrs. York had been a faithful member of Westside Baptist Church for more
Katherine C. Allison April 10, 1931-Jan. 29, 2013 I cried when you passed away. I still cry today. Although I love you dearly, I couldnt make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard

In MemoryMichael Buchanan

To our son, brother and father: We are still wishing you a Happy Birthday! Because "you" coming in this life was a great gift for so many people that we would still celebrate it

In MemoryElizabeth Cosby

Elizabeth Toney Cosby Jan 29, 1935- Feb 5, 2007 Happy Birthday, Mama We love you, but God loves you more. Daughter, Janice, Son, Gregory, grandsons, and other family members.

In MemoryLavante Favors

Lavante Dontrell Favors Jan. 29, 1986 - Feb. 10, 2011 Do not stand at my grave and weep, Iam not there, Ido not sleep. I am alive through family and friends leaving a legacy that

In MemoryAnn Garner

Ann S. Garner May 1, 1945 - Jan. 29, 2012 For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the
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DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
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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.
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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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
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