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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 23, 2014


Robert Neal Adams Sr., 83 of Hixson passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Bob was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Cain Adams. The Original Missile Man, served in The Air Force
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
Charlotte Blackburn, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Warren Chapel A.M.E. Church where she served on the Pastors Aide and

Bonnie Blanton

Estill springs
Bonnie E. Blanton, 87, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at her residence. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Thursday at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment at Mt.

Col. Edward Bolen

Warner robins
Col. Edward Snow "Ted" Bolen USAF (Ret.), 75, entered into rest on Monday, July 21, 2014. Ted was born on Oct. 17, 1938 in Chattanooga, to the late William Edward and Attlie Snow Bolen.

Joe Burns Sr.

Cleveland
Joe Burns Sr., 98, died Monday, July 21, 2014. Survivors: wife, Willie Mae Burns; daughter, Patricia (Wayne) Carmichael; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Fike Funeral Home with visitation
Frank Burse Jr., 73, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in a local hospital. He was the owner of Frank Burse and Son Plumbing. He was preceded in death by father, Frank Burse Sr.;
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. Services

Marty Castle

Stevenson
Marty "Plum Crazy" Castle, 45, died Monday, July 21, 2014. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2014, from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson. Ray Jordan and Tony Hammontree

Billy Clark

Summerville
Billy Shane Clark, 45, died Monday, July 21, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Clark; and sisters, Tina King and Terri Stewart. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3
June Cooke Carol June Cooke, 81, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in a local nursing facility. Mrs. Cooke was a housewife and enjoyed playing golf, fishing and working in her flower

Robert Dunn

Rossville
Robert "Corky" Dunn, 53, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, from injuries sustained in an accident. Mr. Dunn attended Rossville High School and was a member of Anchor of Hope Baptist Church. He loved
Barbara Eddings, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Tashina Gifford

Ringgold
Shina Gifford, 31, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at her home. She was a loving wife, mother and daughter. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edward and Wilma Crumley and Willard and

Kent Green

Dayton
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. Funeral service at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.
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
Julius Billy Huffstutler, 81, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, July 21, 2014. Born in Trafford, Ala., on Nov. 19, 1932, to the late Benjamin H. Huffstutler and LaBerta Garrison Huffstutler, Bill was a graduate of

Dorothy Keith

Cleveland
Dorothy Rae Keith, 79, was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Bradley County to the late William H. Rogers and Elizabeth Julia Gash Rogers. She was called home by her Heavenly Father on July 19, 2014.

Helen Lappin

Decherd
Helen J. Lappin, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Bailey Manor. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with services to follow at 4 p.m. Interment at Franklin Memorial Gardens.

Sharon Magin

Rossville
Sharon Magin, 69, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area, retired in 2006 from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee with 11
The Rev. John B. Massey, died at his home surrounded by his family early Monday morning, July 21, 2014. Visitation is 4:30-6:30 p.m. today at Signal Mountain Church of God, 517 Timberlinks Drive, Signal Mountain,
Richard McGinness, 71 of Conroe, Texas, passed away Monday, July 22, 2014. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end
Carolyn Elizabeth Moses, 68, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. She was a pianist for Miracle Baptist Church for many years and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Carolyn was preceded
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
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
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.

Albert Smith

Fort oglethorpe
Albert Jacob Smith, of McRae, Ark., was born July 27, 1927 and departed this life for his eternal heavenly home Friday, July 18, 2014, nine days before his 87th birthday. The family would like to

Lyndale Steadman

Chickamauga
Lyndale S. Steadman passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Hutcheson Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Fall Branch, Tenn., to the late Fred Pierce and Molly Mae Steadman. He had
Ashley Danielle Ward, 25, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her brother, Herman Nelson Jr. She was a member of Redemption Point
Robert Reagin Warren passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at Alexian Village on Signal Mountain. He moved to Chattanooga from Charlotte, N.C. where he was a member and deacon of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He attended

Ronnie Watts

Cloudland
Ronnie Watts, 72, died Monday, July 21, 2014. Ronnie was a member of the Sons of Confederate. He was a retired plumber and electrician. Ronnie had a
Guy Woodard ROSSVILLE 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
July 23, 1999 Her children arise up and call her blessed; Proverbs 31:28 Sadly missed by your children Jerry, Janice and Larry

In MemoryGeraldine Ryals

January 19, 1928 - July 23, 2010 We love and miss you dearly. When we talk about you, its laughter, because of some of the things you said. Grandkids reply Grandma is something else,
Willie Mae Price Mar. 17, 1919-July 23, 2013 Samuel Price June 9, 1916 -Aug. 29, 2001 It has been one year today since you went to be with the Lord, and Daddy;
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state judge who presided over the "Mississippi Burning" trial in 2005 has died.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbian state television says Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, former Yugoslavia's best known film star who was also popular in China, has died. He was 82.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A family spokesman says Nick Menza, former drummer for influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio...
Former Kentucky lawmaker and longtime thoroughbred breeder Fred Bradley whose stable of stakes winners included champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, has died. He was 85.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp who was the wife of the founder of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and a passionate advocate of Holocaust...
Patricia M. Derian, who actively supported Mississippi public school desegregation and served as assistant secretary of state for human rights during the Carter administration, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Young, who played straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom "Mister Ed," has died.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota businessman and former Vikings co-owner Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry has died at the age of 52.
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NEW YORK (AP) - CBS says veteran journalist and "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Guy Clark has died.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Grammy-winning Tejano star Emilio Navaira (nah-VY'-rah) has died in South Texas. He was 53.
Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," who was fired live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953, has died at age 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Fleishaker (FLY'-shay-kur), a 500-pound actor known for his work in low-budget horror films, has died. He was 62.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - The actress who was best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom "Alice" has died. Beth Howland...