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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

Dayton
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

Trion
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 www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by

Carolyn Colvin

Bridgeport
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

Summerville
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

Whitwell
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

Dawson
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

Gaylesville
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

Jefferson city
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

Dayton
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

Lyerly
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

Rossville
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

Dayton
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

Dalton
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
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years in charge while also serving as an adviser...
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) - Col. Paul L. Green, one of the Tuskegee Airmen - the legendary black pilots who escorted U.S. aircraft during World War II - has died in...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Dori J. Maynard, a journalist and champion of diversity in news coverage, has died. She was 56.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) - Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands...
NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola says longtime executive Donald Keough, who steered the company through the "cola wars" of the 1980s, died Tuesday in Atlanta. He was 88.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man whose plot to hire a hit man to kill his wife became the inspiration for the book "Blind Faith" and a TV...
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) - Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky has died at age 58.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter who played in the orchestras of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and on "The Tonight Show" has died. Clark Terry...
CINCINNATI (AP) - The doctor who helped shape the modern anti-abortion movement and argued that a woman's body can resist conception in a sexual assault, has died at 89.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - June Fairchild, who appeared in more than a dozen movies including Cheech and Chong's drug movie "Up in Smoke" before real addictions left her homeless on...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Leon Kent, who led a group of American soldiers that knocked out five German tanks and held up the enemy advance during the Battle of...
MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida man who wrote a discredited memoir about meeting his wife at a World War II concentration sub-camp has died.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - A physicist whose career was highlighted by research that helped capture moving images of the first moon walk has died. Ernest Sternglass was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Movita Castaneda, the dark-haired actress who met Marlon Brando on a movie set and later married him and had two of his children, has died.
BOSTON (AP) - A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who was a philosopher and the author of nearly two dozen books has died. Irving Singer was 89.
By John McMurtrie, c. 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The former CEO of The Hartford financial services firm who was credited with guiding the company as it recovered from the recession has died. Liam E....
He was one of South Florida's most highly sought defense attorneys, a legal legend who helped get two black men off Florida death row in a 1963 murder they didn't...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When Dori J. Maynard was asked what her middle initial "J'' stood for, she didn't miss a beat in answering.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kent Flanagan, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who spent 21 years as Tennessee's bureau chief for The Associated Press, has died. He was 69.