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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 06, 2014



Doris Autry

Chickamauga
Doris "Tina" Marie Cochran Autry, 70, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. She was born on Aug. 25, 1943, to the late Willis and Pirl Cochran in LaFayette. She was a

Doris Autry

Chickamauga
Doris "Tina" Marie Cochran Autry, 70, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. She was born on Aug. 25, 1943, to the late Willis and Pirl Cochran in LaFayette. She was a

Mary Blevins

Fort oglethorpe
Mary Jan Ward Blevins, 56, departed this life Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home. She was born in Blue Ridge, Ga., to the late James Ralph "Toody" Ward and Gladys Beulah Ward, and

Paulette Bolen

Old fort
Paulette Bolen, 67, passed on July 27, 2014, at Erlanger Hospital of Chattanooga, following eight-and-a-half years of faithfully and courageously battling cancer. Paulette was born on Feb. 1, 1947. She was a devoted wife to
Charity JoAnn Brown, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in the Hospice Care Center. Funeral at 1 p.m. today, July 6, in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with
Wenchella Yvette Cal, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in a local hospital. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Forest Hills Cemetery. Arrangements are

Joyce Cate

Athens
Joyce Rodgers Cate, 82, died Friday, July 4, 2014. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in McMinn Memory Gardens. The family

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
Barbara Ann Englerth, 82, Chattanooga, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in a local health care center. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mrs. Englerth was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church. Her passion
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

Mitch Fogtman

Ringgold
Mitchell Ray "Mitch" Fogtman, 55, of passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in his home. Mitch enjoyed life to the fullest and was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by
Lonnie Dewayne Franklin, 44, of Harrison, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at his residence. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was an auto mechanic for many years. Survivors
Tracie L. Fugate, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Aurora, Colo. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old
Fredrick Hicks, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Standifer Place Health Care Center. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
George Edward Hixson, 77, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday July 3, 2014, in a local hospital. George was of the Baptist faith. He had retired from Mueller Corporation after 30 years
Gloria Ann Hodge, 71, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. She retired as an emergency room technician from Erlanger Hospital and was a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. She was preceded in death
Don Leslie Howard, 82, of Harrison, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Clifford Earl Hyde Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born Feb. 17, 1931, in Dalton, Ga., to the late Luther Wade Hyde and Lucille Holder Hyde. He retired from
Viola Lizell Jackson, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Lillian and Chris Hammond; daughter, Sharon "Candy" Brooks;

Patricia Key

Ringgold
Patricia Lee Key, 60, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014. She was a graduate of Rossville High School, Class of 71 and was a member of Davis Ridge Road Christian Church. She

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
John Robert McAnnally, 67, of Signal Mountain, passed away in a local hospital on Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was born in Kinder, La., on April 3, 1947. After graduating from

Mack McCormick

Chickamauga
Robert "Mack" McCormick, 77, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. Robert was born to the late Tom and Effie

Hershel McDonald

Winchester
Hershel Lee McDonald, 84, died Friday, July 4, 2014. Hershel was at home on the golf course, shooting his age at 70, with 13 hole-in-ones. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

Charles Payne

New hope
Charles E. Payne, 74, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at his home surrounded by family. Mr. Payne was a member of the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department. He was preceded in
Leslie Harter Pearse Jr., 64, of Atlantic Beach, Fla., died Friday, July 4, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, www.CovenantFuneral.com, Crox family owned and operated.
Leslee Renea Phillips, 34, departed this life on Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014, at home. She was a graduate of Hixson High school and East Tennessee State University. She was employed by JC
Madlyne L. Pirtle, 69, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. Madlyne was born in Athens, Tenn., to Emily and Robert T. Land Sr. She was a graduate of McMinn High School and went to work
George Edgar Plemons, 97, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Pruitt Health in Rome. He was born to the late George and Emily Plemons in Catoosa County and was a
Mildred A. Powers, 93, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Mildred was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, a member of the New Unio Baptist Church. She resided the past two
Betty Ramsey Betty Ramsey, 80, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Stacey Oliver Ratcliff, 67, of Birchwood, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He was born on Oct. 20, 1946, to the late Thomas Louis and Karma Tence Ratcliff. He was
Dorothy Virginia Wilkins Robbs, 89, passed away on July 1, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. She was born on Sept. 3, 1924, to Samuel and Iona Wilkins. Dorothy graduated from Booker T.
Lee Mosely Rollins passed Thursday, July 3, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin -Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan -Smith Funeral Directors; 1724 McCalije Ave., 423-265-4414.
Lawrence Conrad "Larry" Rose Jr., 67, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Winter Haven, Fla. Larry was born on Aug. 22, 1946, in Hammond, Ind. He served in the United States Army.

Jim Smith

Spring city
James W. "Jim" Smith, 62, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his residence in Dayton. A lifelong resident of Rhea County, Jim was the son of the late Virgil and Melba Knox Smith. He
Infant (twin) Jade Smith, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Infant (twin) Jada Smith, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Charlene Farrington Thompson Smith, 74, died in Indianapolis, Ind., on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. She was born Sept. 6, 1939, to Charles Farrington and Cora (Johnson) Farrington Peck who preceded her in death.

Pamela Taylor

Rossville
Pamela Taylor, 79, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home. She was from Braintree Essex, England, and married her husband in 1954. After moving to Rossville, she began a lifelong love of
Harold R. Thompson, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Rocky Trammell

Rossville
Rocky Joseph Trammell, 20, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was born in Rome, Ga. to Jessie J. Trammell and Jill D. Elders Gray, attended Shiloh Baptist Church, Rossville and had
Jimmy Underwood CEDAR GROVE Jimmy Underwood, 85, died Friday, July 4, 2014, in a local health care facility. He was an avid woodworker, and member of the Georgia Cattlemens Association. He
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
NEW YORK (AP) - Signe Toly Anderson, a vocalist and original member of the Jefferson Airplane who left the band after its first record and was replaced by Grace Slick,...
DALLAS (AP) - Rusty Rose, a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former president George W. Bush, has died at the age of 74.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A relative says Christy O'Donnell, a single mom with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...