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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 19, 2014

Connie Jonopulos Atchley, 82, of Hixson, went peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Connie was born on July 13, 1932 in Chattanooga to the late Ezna Elizabeth and George Jonopulos who owned
Bethany Jill Carver Blackburn, 45, of Chattanooga, died Monday, July 14, 2014. Bethany was born in Knoxville, but had lived in Chattanooga most of her life. She was a graduate of Hixson High School, UTC
Verina Bolden, 96, of Ooltewah, died Monday, July 14, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated.
James Granville Boydston, 73, of Ooltewah, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home. His request was to be cremated. There will be no visitation or services at the funeral home. Arrangements are by
Betty Jean Wheeler Brooks, 87, a lifelong resident of Ooltewah, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was born Feb. 8, 1927 in Ooltewah to the late Harley and Cora
Anne Rhea Browning, of Chattanooga, her soul left this Earth on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was 66 years old. Anne was born in Clarksville, Tenn. She graduated from Red Bank High School in 1965,
Frank Burse Jr., 73, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995
James Thomas "Sonny" Capley Jr., 85, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22nd at Chattanooga National Cemetery with

Lola Collins

Lola Collins, 85, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014. She was retired from the Fort Oglethorpe Kmart where she was the deli manager. She was of the Protestant faith and loved reading and spending time
Jerry Lee Eledge, 65, of Georgetown, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory,

Dave Fowler

Dave Milton Fowler, 51, died Thursday, July 17, 2014. Survivors include wife, Debbie Fowler; children, Richard Ramirez, Chris Ramirez, Jon Ramirez, Caressa Bailey; eight grandchildren; sisters, Carla Fowler, Marla Cole. Visitation is 5 until
Robert Wayne "Bobby or Bob" Gann, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in a local health care facility. Bob was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and a graduate of Rose-
Annie Pearl Ratchford Hardin, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, in a local health care facility. The body will lie-in-state at 10 a.m. today at Bethel A.M.E. Church with the service to

Gordon Hoffman

Edinburg, va
Gordon Hoffman, 89, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Henagar, Ala. Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, from Valley Pike Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Jonathan Fletcher officiating. Burial in

Luther Jennings

Spring city
Luther Muriel Jennings, 86, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Fort Sanders Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ora and Myrtle Jennings; two sisters, Eileen
Paul Leon Lackey, 67, of Georgetown, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. He was the owner/operator of Lackey Construction Co. and was the son of the late Robert "Dooley" and Pauline "Polly" Lackey and
Virginia Irene Mainord Maynor, 79, of Hixson passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was born March 20, 1935 in Gruetli, Tenn., to the late Stephen Hampton and Maude Mainord. After graduating from Grundy

John Moseman III

John Henry Moseman III, 75, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Moseman was a former resident of Chattanooga, he had been a resident of Beatrice for the past 12 years.
Richard L. "Nick" Nicholson, 89, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Mr. Nicholson was born in 1925 to the late Berry and Mamie Nicholson. He retired from American National Bank after 21
Mable A. Ogburn, 97, a resident of Ooltewah, joined her daughter in heaven on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Mable was born on the April 21, 1917, in Lincoln, Ala. In 1985, she moved to Ooltewah
Scott Charles Peppers, 47, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at 2 p.m. Monday July 21, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Billy Mitchell. Burial will be in Mt.
Grace Margaret Pfitzer, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the age of 88 at a nursing home near Atlanta, Ga. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and a retiree

Otsie Pitman

Otsie Odel Pitman, 95, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, July 19, 2014, at the Lookout Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Burns officiating. Burial

Debra Rector

South pittsburg
Debra Lynn Rector, 56, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. She was a member of the Living by Faith Church and was a lay Minister. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wade Franklin

Bobby Reece

spring city
Bobby Reece Sr., 73, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Funeral services at 4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Friendship Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the
Nancy Mayberry Reynolds, 63, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 19, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Dick Fisher officiating. Burial
James Robinson James B. Robinson, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his home. Share your memories, stories and photos at Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral
Lola B. Rogers, 92, of Chattanooga passed away at her home Sunday, July 13, 2014, after a long illness. Mrs. Rogers was a native of Dublin, Ga. and was a member of Brainerd Baptist

Chris Ross

Norman Christopher "Chris" Ross, 48, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel. Interment in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. To share expressions of
Evelyn Dunlap Sparkman, of Chattanooga, went to sleep in the Lord on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Evelyn was born in Warren County, Tenn., to the late Euclid and Lillie Sherrell Dunlap. She was a longtime
Ronald Dean Underwood, 58, known lovingly as "Dean" was called to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Dean was born on July 1, 1956 in Sheffield, Ala., and was
DeWayne F. Warren, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc. with Evangelist Joe Ann
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - The mother of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor has died. Gertrude Woodard Taylor was 92.
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Billy Joe Royal, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music, has died. He was 73 years...