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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 05, 2014

Charity JoAnn Brown, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Brown; grandparents, Andrew and Louise Brown,

Cressie Bucher

Cressie Naomi Bucher, 88, was chosen by God on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Service will be 4 p.m. CDT today, July 5, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Winchester City Cemetery.
Wenchella Yvette Cal, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School. She was employed by Wheland Foundry for 12
Lucille S. Card, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 5, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mark Harwood officiating.
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
Mary Jane "Jayne" Carney, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at a local health care facility. Services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 5, in the funeral home
May 12, 1981 - July 5, 2008 Im your dad, who misses you terribly, finding time lingers long since you went. Its been six years since your passing. I think of you daily, even

Jerry Clepper

South pittsburg
Gerald Michael Clepper, 77, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, following a brief illness. Born in Seattle, Wash., he was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Lovelace Clepper, a native of Lindale, Ga., and

Luthuania Culbert

Grove oak
Luthuania Culbert, 71, passed away Friday, July 3, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, July 6, from the Piney Grove Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from
Brittney Paige Flippo, 28, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, due to complications from surgery. She was born on July 14, 1985, in Bakewell to Larry Joe Flippo and
David Robert Hamill, 67, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He was born on Oct. 13, 1946, to the late Donald Robert and Edna V. Hamill.
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
Charles "Chuck" King III, 41, of Chattanooga, passed Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Charles attended Howard High School. He was preceded in death by mother, Linda James; father, Charles King Jr.; grandparents, Felmer and

Parker Layne

South pittsburg
John Parker Layne Sr., 89, a lifelong resident, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in a local nursing home. The son of the late Patrick Martin and Bonnie Parker Layne, he was the President of

Leslie Lester

Leslie Farmer Lester, 33, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Homegoing celebration will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 5, at New Beginning Baptist Church. Her remains will lie in state from 11 a.m.
John Robert McAnnally, 67, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was the owner of Tennessee Financial Planning and was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn. Among

Addie Minnis

Addie Lee Minnis, 78, died Friday, July 4, 2014. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the funeral

Bob Scott

Bob S. Scott, 76, formerly of Cartersville, Summerville, and Rome, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in a Dalton hospital. A native of Bartow County, Georgia, he was born on March 31, 1938,

Ray Stone

Fort payne
Bethel Ray Stone, 79, passed away on July 2, 2014, from an extended illness. Mr. Stone grew up in Sylvania, Ala., and was a graduate of Sylvania High School class of 1954. Mr. Stone

Mae Summerford

Fort payne
Mae Willow Summerford, 78, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2014. Services will be held today at noon CDT from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, burial to follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Family will greet friends

Pamela Taylor

Pamela Taylor, 79, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at

Lowell Wilson

Flat rock
Lowell Matthew Wilson, 86, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at The Bridge in Monteagle, Tenn. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. CDT Sunday at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends

In MemoryFlorence Berry

Florence Moore Berry May 5, 1927-July 5, 2006 It has been 8 long lonely years since youve left us. We love and miss you so much, your children, Carolyn, Rosemary, Charles, Kenneth, and Larry,
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
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,...
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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...