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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

Winchester
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

Summerville
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

Decatur
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

Dalton
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

Rossville
Pamela Taylor, 79, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. 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,
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the "flood mayor" for leading North Dakota's largest city through several successful fights against the Red...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....