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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
December 20,1942 - July 10, 1999. In Loving Memory You'll always be in our hearts. Love Monica, Trinisha, and Melody

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COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
NEW YORK (AP) - A member of the New York-based rap collective that includes A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has died.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - One of the last of the Marlboro Men has died in Wyoming.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A high-ranking member of the Philadelphia radical group MOVE has died in prison while serving a decades-long sentence for the 1978 killing of a police officer.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa man has died of cancer just months after he was convicted for growing medicinal marijuana for his personal use.
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Longtime CBS Radio News reporter Lou Miliano has died in Florida. He was 67.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Wallace O. Westfeldt, whose half-century journalism career started in print and led to network and public broadcasting, has died at the age of 91.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...