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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 22, 2014

John B. Andrews Jr., 68, of Ringgold, Ga., departed his earthly home and entered his heavenly home on Monday, July 21, 2014. John was born on Jan. 11, 1946 in Chattanooga to the late Lucille
Edna J. Battle, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Minister Jamil Muhammad as the eulogist.
Verina Bolden, 96, of Ooltewah, died Monday, July 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Mable Hale. She owned and operated Bass Beauty Salon. Survivors include her brother, Rev. Glendon
Robert R. Campbell, 74, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 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. today, July 22 at Chattanooga National
Msgt William Winfred Carmichael, USAF, retired, 83 years of age, a longtime resident of East Brainerd and current resident of Jackson County, Ala., passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, after a long illness. He

Margaret Cox

Margaret Jewell Cox, 91, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. Survivors, husband, Alfred C. Cox; daughter-in-law, Carolyne Humphrey; adopted child, Maxine Majors; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Private interment will be held at Alpine Cemetery at a

Les Crisp

Les Crisp, 73, passed away June 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 121 Lower Pleasant Hill Road, Decatur, TN 37322, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24.
Charles Custer, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Kent Green

Kent Ray Green, 56, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his residence. Kent was an employee of Lowes Home Improvement in Dayton. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Green Jr.; stepfather, Wendell
James Leon Harvey Sr., 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. He was born in Tuskegee, Ala., and graduated from Carver High School. He retired from U.S. Pipe
James "Wimpy" Henry, 90, a native of Chattanooga, died peacefully at his Oak Ridge home surrounded by his beloved family on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Wimpy was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and

Mary Holcomb

Mary Estell Holcomb, 76, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Jacksonville Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today, July 22, from the Graveside with Rev. Larry Haynes officiating. Burial will follow

Bobby Holloway

Bobby George Holloway, 78, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Mr. Holloway was born in Sale Creek, Tenn., to the late MK and Geneva Holloway. He was a veteran of

Cleta Main

Cleta Marie Main, 70, died peacefully Friday, July 18, 2014, surrounded by her family following a lengthly illness. She was a native of Buffalo, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances
The Rev. John B. Massey, died at his home surrounded by his family early Monday morning, July 21, 2014. He was 82 years of age and was just two weeks away from celebrating 63 years
Marie Meyer Murphy, 91, of Apison, died on Monday, July 14, 2014. Marie was preceded in death by her husband Wayne and her sister, Jean Meyer Allen. She is survived by her four daughters, Gayle
Lamar "Bud" Ray, 71, of Chattanooga went to be with Jesus our Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was born to John and Bessie Ray on Jan. 16, 1943 in Dalton, Ga. He was

Shirley Reeves

Shirley Butner Reeves, 65, died Sunday, July 20, 2014. A memorial service to celebrate Shirleys life will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in the funeral home chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.cumberland
Ruth Cornelia Robinson, 86, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Arlington Cornelius and Esther Phillips Robinson and the sister of the late James Arlington Robinson. Survivors
Helen Welch Robinson, 90, of Hixson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Hixson Life Care Rehab Center. Helen was dearly loved by all who crossed her path. She had a loving and
James Bright "Jim" Robinson, 84, native of Chattanooga, died peacefully in his home Thursday, July 17, 2014, after a long fight with declining health. Born Aug. 5, 1929, to the late Alethea Couch and Harry

Linda Roddy

Linda Joan Roddy, 64, went to be with Jesus early Saturday morning, July 19, 2014, at her home. Linda was born in Chicago, Ill., on March 6, 1950 the daughter of the late Alvin and

Jerry Rogers

Jerry David Rogers, 70, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. Survived by wife, Rethel Lucille Rogers, LaFayette; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan (Linda) Rogers,
Lydia Porter Rothberger, 90, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Venice, Fla. She is preceded in death by husband, Fred Rothberger Jr.; parents, Augustus P. and Mabel V. Porter; and brother, A. Putnam Porter.

Beryl Shrum

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Beryl Rebecca Allen Shrum, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 21, 2014. She was born in Hueyville, Ky., to the late David Murph Allen and Josephine Bentley Allen,

Bobby Snipes

Bobby Jack Snipes, 34, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014. Survivors include his sons, Bryce and Bailey Snipes; mother Lisa (Gene) Suddeth; father, Cody Jackson; sister, Joya Steele; brother, Brandon Suddeth; and several aunts, uncles,
Arvel Eugene Stafford, 93, of East Ridge, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Rob Borders officiating. Interment will follow in
Jewell Faye Spurling Thurman, 71, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at her daughters residence. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at Athens Free Saints True Holiness Church. Burial in church cemetery. Visitation 4-7 p.m. today at Athens
Thomas Vincent Wang, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. Memorial services will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Charles Varron Williams, 57, passed away, Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hattie Terrell; and daughter, Rhaer Smith. Charles is survived by his wife, Stacy Case; children, Charles Anthony,

Guy Woodward

Guy Woodard passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was a dedicated husband and father who enjoyed fishing by the lake and working with his hands. He
Mary Yandow, 93, passed away at her home at the Hickory Valley Retirement Community in Chattanooga, on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Prior to moving to Chattanooga in 2006, Mary had resided in Pensacola, Fla.

In Memory ArdieTankersley

Ardie Mae Tankersley July 22, 1914-Nov. 28, 2009 Today you would have been celebrating your 100th birthday. We know heaven is rejoicing and celebrating with you. You are missed but we know


Norma Jean Simpson Ball July 22, 1941 - Nov. 2, 2006 In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. Happy Birthday "Mama" Love Always, Your children and grandchildren

In MemoryWilliam Haskew

We Love You and Miss You every day!! Christina, Meredith
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
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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.
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