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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,
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.