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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 28, 2014

Evelyn Joyce "Jo" Allison, 69, a resident of Georgetown, passed away Thursday evening, July 24, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. Jo was retired from Jan Van Food where she served as cook for
Quatavious Dale Anderson, infant, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ella Arnold

Ella Arnold, 90, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.

Leroy Brown

Leroy Brown, 71, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. Survivors: wife, Alva "Nell" Brown; children, Lewis Brown, Elaine Weeks, Rachel Bruce, Amanda Brown; siblings, Edmond Brown, Ann Sweet, Doris Ford; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral,
Ronald Cartwright, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Jimmie Ingram as the eulogist.
Devon Christian, 65, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. Services are noon Tuesday CDT in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in family cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by

Carolyn Colvin

Carolyn Stone Colvin, 62, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Colvin; son, Scott Colvin; sisters, Flo (Wesley) Jackson and Jackie (Len) Colvin; nieces and nephews, Jeremy (Leslie) Jackson,

Ruby Craig

Ruby Earlene Craig, 73, died Saturday, July 26, 2014. Surviving: daughters, Carol Arnett, Delores Terry, Becky Bandy; siblings, Lynn Crider, Johnny Crider, Charlene Giles; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friend, Marvin
Faye Ogle Daverson, 97, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Paducah, Ky. She was born Nov. 10, 1916, in Sevier County, Tenn., to the
Charles Milton "Charly" Endsley, 61, of Hixson, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. He was born on Dec. 22, 1952. Charly was a loving husband, father of three beautiful daughters and proud "Papa"
Kenneth Gary "Ken" Galloway, 70, of Hixson, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 26, 2014. A native of Sunbright, Tenn., he was the son of the late Kenneth and Thelma Galloway. Mr. Galloway was
Billy J. Holt, 76, of Chattanooga, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home. He was a son of the late, Fred M. and Irene Murray Holt, and was also preceded in death by a

Bridgett Johnson

Bridgett Tate Johnson, 40, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 25, 2014. She attended Lewis Chapel Church of God. Bridgett was preceded in death by her uncle, Casey Stephenson, and grandfather, Jerome

Lydia Kilgore

Lydia Marie Kilgore, 69, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her residence. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville. Burial will follow in the Corinth
Jason Alder King, 40, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in a local hospital. He was formerly a chef at Mt. Vernon Restaurant. He was preceded in death by

Katie Ledbetter

Katie Ledbetter, 87, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. Survivors incvlude daughters, Jill Lawson, Cindy Skelton; brothers, James Thomas, Ralph Thomas; sister, Bonnie Fleming; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 29, Cedar

Beverly Miller

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Agnes "Beverly" Welch Miller, passed away early morning of Saturday, July 26, 2014, from a lingering illness. Born Sept. 10, 1922, in Lyon Mountain, N.Y., Beverly graduated Plattsburg State Teachers College in 1943.
Ralph Eugene Morgan, 80, of Red Bank, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. A native of Chattanooga, he was the son of the late Forrest Henry and Mary Ruth
Curtis Lee Morris Sr., 72, was called to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Curtis was born in Hartselle, Ala., on Dec. 29, 1942. He was raised and lived in Chattanooga.
Penny S. Painter, daughter of the Rev. James Ted Painter, passed away at her home on Sunday, July 27, 2014. A memorial service will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson
Vera Thompson Prestwood, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. She was born April 19, 1923, in Flintstone, Ga., to the late Mattie and Clifford Harris. She was raised in

Jack Reed

John "Jack" Malcolm Reed, 79, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Graveside services with military honors will be held 12:30 p.m.

Davie Rich

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David "Davie" Rich, 56, died Friday, July 25, 2014. Survivors include children, Kenneth Sellers, Michael Sellers, Daniel Rich, Rachel Rich; father and step-mother, David and Ann Rich; brother, James Rich; sister, Pamela Justice; 12 grandchildren.

Johnny Rowlls

John Paul "Johnny" Rowlls, 72, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. Survivors: wife, Mary Ellen Rowlls; children, Jervis Rowlls, Steve McMeekin, Candy Rowlls; mother, Julia Mae Rowlls; siblings, Leon Rowlls, Ann Elrod, Martha Sue Brown, Dorothy
Cornell Rucker Sr., 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his residence. He was a United States Army veteran and retired from the United Postal Service. Survivors include

Roy Shelby

Roy Walter Shelby, 66, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2014. He had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He was a United

Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Jean Smith, 72, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her residence. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, Pastor Bob Shafer officiating. Interment follows at Ad-Smith Cemetery. Visitation is

Nancy Wittler

Nancy Wittler, 65, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.
Robert Edwin Worley Jr., 61, of East Ridge, passed peacefully at home on Saturday, July 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was a 1971 graduate of East Ridge High School and attended
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...