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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

Rossville
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

Trion
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

Beatrice
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

Flintstone
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 www.wannfuneralhome.com. 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

Rossville
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
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Ann Mara, the matriarch of the NFL's New York Giants for the past 60 years, has died. She was 85.
By Erin Allday and Carolyne Zinko, c. 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so...
SEATTLE (AP) - Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...
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.
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...
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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arthur L. Alarcon, who was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.