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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.
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ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
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RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
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DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.