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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
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.
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...
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.
Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.
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.