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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
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arthur L. Alarcon, who was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
SEATTLE (AP) - Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in...