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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
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...