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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 04, 2014

Ednamae Berry

Ednamae Jewell Berry, 64, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2104, at her home, surrounded by her family. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Valley Funeral Home Chapel, Scottsboro. Burial
Lucille S. Card, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mark Harwood
Mary Jane "Jayne" Carney, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at a local health care facility. Jayne was born May 6, 1930, in Knoxville, grew up in Dayton, and
Bill W. Castleberry, 81, of East Ridge, peacefully went to meet our Momma and Nanny on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Born and raised in Rising Fawn, Ga., he was a retired truck driver from Dixie
Charles "Tom" Colbaugh, 56, of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He was employed with Sphere One. Tom was an avid Tennessee Vols football and Dale Jr. fan. He
Opal Montine Craig, 88, of East Ridge, died Monday, June 30, 2014. She was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Whitfield County, Ga., a daughter of the late Clyde Hayes and Sudie Capehart Hayes. Mrs.
Barbara Ann Englerth, 82, Chattanooga, died Monday, July 2, 2014, in a local health care center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Dr. Gary Carver officiating.

Judy Gorman

Judy Brown Gorman, 82, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her residence. Judy was preceded in death by a son, Richard "Dickie"Gifford; son-in-law, Doug Hunter; parents, Lee and Rose Brown; brothers Johnny Brown, Troy
Shirley Ann Goss, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Chicago. She is survived by her children, Chirlice Adams of Chicago; Shearrah Adams of Anchorage, Alaska; and Robert Lee Watkins of Greeneville, Tenn.
Marvin Perry Gray, 85, formally of Harrison, went to meet his Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today, July 4, in the funeral home chapel with
Lynda D. Harris transcended this life on Friday, June 27, 2014. She was educated in the public schools of Chattanooga and was an avid reader and loved taking care of her plants. Lynda was

Thelma Hitchcox

Thelma Hitchcox, 85, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Services will be at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, July 6, in the funeral home chapel. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. CDT Saturday. Online condolences can
George Edward Hixson, 77, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, in a local hospital. Visitation Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. Funeral
Gloria A. Hodge, 71, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Steven Horton

Steven Horton, 39, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, July 5, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Pastor Brian Hughes officiating. Visitation will be
John Robert McAnnally, 67, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 877-3524.

Brent Price

Brent DAngeloo Price, 51, died Monday, June 30, 2014. Survivors include wife, Jane Price; children, DAngloo Price, Brennon Price, Andrea Hickerson, Tashe Hickerson; father, L. C. Price; and others. Funeral is 1 p. m. Saturday,
Ricky Reed RINGGOLD Ricky Granville Dale Reed, 50, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., then moved to Georgia when he was 15 months old. Ricky
Paul Reneau, 85, of Ooltewah, died Monday, June 30, 2014. Born Nov. 10, 1928, to Jessie Roy and Parthenia Hill Reneau, he served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in

Randy Stone

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Randall "Randy" Dwight Stone, 54, died Tuesday, July 2, 2014. Family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 5, with the service at 2 p.m. at Corner Stone Funeral
Cassandra Tanner, 55, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Dora Tarvin, 80, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Billie Vandiver

Billie Merle Wimberly Vandiver, 74, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Billie was raised in Florence, Ala., and moved to the Ringgold area in 1977. She


Melvin (Brando) Fennell March 1, 1986 July 4, 2011 Missed, not forgotten From Family and Friends Love you, Mom and Dad


Bobby J. Mobley HAPPY BIRTHDAY You are near, even if I dont see you, You are with me, even if you are far away. You are in my heart, in my
Dec. 22, 1946 - July 4, 2010 Dad, its been four years and we miss you dearly. We love you and miss you. Love Always, Ann, Edward, Shay, Sasha Steele, Jakel,
Espisito "ZEKE" McClarty May 27, 1945 - July 4, 2009 You remain in our hearts. Sadly missed by wife, Sharron, brothers, Bobby, John and Thomas, and entire McClarty, Jackson, and Sims Families.
Aug. 29, 1978-July 4, 2010 Your soul is in Heaven, But your heart beats on Sadly missed by mom , kids, brothers, sisters and other relatives and Grand baby to be.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
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...