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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
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the "flood mayor" for leading North Dakota's largest city through several successful fights against the Red...
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) - Longtime Minnesota radio and television personality Rodger Kent, who announced professional wrestling and hosted a fishing and hunting show, has died at age 90.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....