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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 25, 2014



James Armstrong

Ten mile
James R. "Jim" Armstrong, 75, died Thursday morning, July 24, 2014, at his home. Funeral at 7 p.m. today in the chapel. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday in McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation from 5-7 p.m. today
Fla. Thomas Wayne Bonner Sr., 73, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2014, at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Wayne grew up in Chattanooga, and graduated from Central
Catherine Marie Champion, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, William F Champion. Funeral service were held. Please share your thoughts and memories

J.C. Combs Jr.

Riceville j.c.
"Bunny" Combs Jr., 60, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center, Athens. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel. Burial in McMinn Memory Gardens. Visitation noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Ziegler Funeral
Thomas James Davidson, born June 4, 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pa ascended to heaven, Thursday July 24, 2014, to join his mother and father, Ruth and Harold Davidson; and his sister, Linda Davidson. He was a

Wanda Elleman

Whitwell
Wanda Sue Dempsey Elleman, 64, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel. Rev. Rob Snyder and Rev. Michael Shrum officiating. Burial in Whitwell Memorial Cemetery. Family will receive
Kay Kyle Folliett, 75, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson 423-531-3975.
Roy Cleveland Gamble, 55, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home. Roy worked as a dry wall installer for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, James

Virginia Gilliam

Bridgeport
Virginia Long Gilliam, 69, of Bridgeport, formerly of Bellevue, Wash., died Thursday, July 24, 2014. Virginia is the daughter of the late W.O. and Elizabeth Sampley Long born Dec. 25, 1944 in Wannville, Ala. Besides

William Golden

Letcher community
William Owel Golden died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Huntsville hospital. Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley Funeral Home. Burial in Gold Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today, July 25, at Valley Funeral Home, 674
Charles W. "Buddy" Hatfield, 72, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Laura Hatfield; sisters, Betty Smartt, Barbara Bowers, and Peggy Smith. Survivors

Bob Huitt

Rock spring
Bob Roby Huitt, 62, formerly of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Survived by sister, Janice Graham, of Rock Spring; nieces and nephews, Rebekah Vaughn, Rachel Graham,
Tommy Jackson Tommy Hugh Jackson, 69, of Chattanooga, moved from his earthly life to his eternal life on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He grew up in Red Bank, graduated from Red Bank High School in

Ron James

Lafayette
Ron James LaFAYETTE William Ronald James passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Ron was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and "teammate." Ron was born and raised in Rossville, graduating in 1960 from Rossville

Wesley Kennedy

Ringgold
Wesley Dewayne Kennedy, 25, passed away unexpected, Tuesday, July 23, 2014. He was employed at M&M Plastics, Tiftonia. Preceded in death, by his late brother, Henry "Junior" Kennedy. He is survived by mother, Greta Alford;

Nancy Lee

Teloga
Nancy Lee, 64, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Survivors, husband, Edward Lee; children, Allen Brown, Mark Lee; sisters, Alice Melton, Kathy Ledford; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial service: 11 a.m. today, July 25,
Sara Lee Mackay, 94, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Alexian Village. Sara was a member of Signal Crest United Methodist Church. Sara was preceded in death by her parents;
Freddie Roy Malone, 62, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his residence. A memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at Church on the Rock. Burial in Cochran Cemetery in Englewood. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Saturday at

Richard McGinness

Rock spring
Richard R. McGinness, 71, formerly of Rock Spring, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 in Conroe, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 25, 2014, in the South Crest Chapel with
Agnes Morgan LAWRENCEVILLE Agnes Louise Morgan, 86, formerly of Fort Oglethorpe, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, James T.

Delia Parham

Flintstone
Delia Viola Tate Parham, 96, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park. To share expressions of sympathy, visit lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are by the
Jeanna Davenport Patterson born May 16, 1966 in Richmond, Va., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A resident of Chattaooga for over 40 years. She worked as an internal

Thomas Pearson

Ringgold
Thomas Pearson, 65, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel. Family will receive friends 3 until 8 p.m. Friday, and prior to the service Saturday at
Rhoda Robbs, of Chattanooga passed away on July 23rd at her home at the age of 76. She was known for her love of music, especially the piano. She is survived by her two sons,
Teresa Ann Chadwick Grider, 56, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga & North Georgia areas and was of the
Jim Watkins Jr., 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. He was employed by Wheland Foundry and part-time by St. Barnabas Nursing Home. He was of the Baptist
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.