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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

Rising fawn
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
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died. He was 60.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jonathan Woods, the longest-serving director of Ohio State University's marching band, has died. He was 76.
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.