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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 10, 2014


Alta Fay Aslinger, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 7, 2014, after a lingering illness surrounded and embraced by her loving family. She was of the Baptist faith. Fay was born
Emmett Maurice Bates, 46, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 in Clinton, Iowa. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Steven Bell, 65, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
James "Jimmy" Milton Bond Sr., 64, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Patricia Janet Bomar Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her residence. She was formerly employed by the Stratford House as an LPN. She was preceded in death by her father, Rev.
Wayford Christian, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Finis and Daisy Lee Bouldin Christian; wife, Irene Christian; son, James Christian; daughter, Jana Easterly; grandsons, Jimmy and
Dorothy L. Clift, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday, July 7, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 10, 2014, in the funeral home

Jack Evans

Rockwood
Jack Howard Evans, 84, passed away at his residence on Monday, July 7, 2014. Mr. Evans was a member of First Baptist Church in Rockwood, Rockwood Lodge #403 F&AM, and Carpenters Union Local #50, Knoxville,
Greg Fink, 42, of East Ridge, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at a local hospital. He was an employee of SCORE International and loved fishing, laughing, the
Tracie Lechelle Fugate, 44, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Denver Colo. Tracie was the daughter of Ed and Bobbie Scoggins Fugate. She was preceded in death by her father, Ed; infant brother,
Patricia Ann Gaddis, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at her home. Patricia was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Brian Wood Harris, 71, of Apison, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, after a brief illness. He was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church and was retired from E.I. DuPont Co. with 36
Johnnie Lee Hatten, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his residence. He retired from Eureka Foundry and Mercury Cab Co. He was a member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. He was
Fredrick Lee Hicks Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, in a local healthcare center. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Marlon
Donald "Snowball" F. Hoff Jr., 61, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, after a courageous five and half year battle with Kidney Cancer. He was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, Don
Martha JoAnn Thompson Huddleston passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Jo was born June 23, 1924. She was the daughter of Milo and Hattie Cate Thompson. She was married to Frank Preston Huddleston
John Keith, 84, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Walter King

Pisgah
Walter Lee "Buck" King, 88, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. CDT Friday at Kerby Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in Greenhaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation
Rita Beasley Lamerand, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014. She was born to the late Fred and Wilma Beasley, on March 26, 1943. Rita was a devoted wife and mother.
Evelyn Lancaster, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Albert LeMay, 74, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Pauline LeMay; and a son, Robert Lemay. Survivors include his children,
James Frank Massengale, 73, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July, 7, 2014, at Memorial of Hixson. Frank was an avid bowler. He enjoyed NASCAR and was a big Tennessee Volunteer Football fan. Frank
Gloria Montgomery, 77, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Patsy Pope Putnam, of East Ridge, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday evening, July 7, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Fred A. and Mary Lou
Verlon Robinson, 86, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He retired after 40 years at Combustion Engineering, Chattanooga. He was a member of the Mountain View Church of God in Bryant. Mr.
Georgia Irene Smith, 95, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, July 7, 2014. She was retired from Memorial Hospital dietary department. Georgia was a member of Rivermont Presbyterian Church. A graveside service will be held at
Charles David Taylor, 80, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home. Survivors include daughters, Teresa White(Don), Lynn Anderson(Charles), Tina Weathers(Rob Glover), son, Stephen Taylor(Christy), grandchildren, Chuck Anderson (Leslie), Stephanie Blaylock (Josh), Wesley
Harold R. Thompson, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at his residence. He was a 20-year retired staff sergeant from the United States Army, having served in the Korean War. He was

Catherine Waters

Tunnel hill
Catherine Waters, 67, died Wednesday, July 10, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8:30
Ida Evelyn Wellman, 90, entered into rest early Wednesday morning, July 9, 2014, at her home. Funeral at Friday at 10 a.m. at the Laurelbrook chapel. Burial in Laurelbrook Cemetery. www.vanderwallfh.com. The family is
Leola Hope Wickwire, 98, of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was the daughter of the late George and Sarah Vore and was preceded in death
Elma B. Winkler, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Apison, Tenn., to the late Robert and Mable Davis Bell. She attended Ooltewah
William "Bill" Perry Wood, 59, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born on Sept. 2, 1954 and was preceded in death by his father, Perry Wood. Bill was the owner of
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
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