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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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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...
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 FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the 1960s rock group Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the San Francisco-based band through its transformation from hippies to hit...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the seminal 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane and the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age...
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...