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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,
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
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...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
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.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Billy Joe Royal, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music, has died. He was 73 years...
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.