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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 31, 2014



Alma Bagley

Summerville
Alma Zada Bagley, 77, died Tuesay, July 29, 2014. Survivors, sons, Miles (Angie) Bagley, David Bagley, Brad Bagley; grandchildren, Miles (Brittney) Bagley Jr. and Isaiah Bagley. A memorial service will be
Marlin Glendon Banion, 78, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Marshall Medical South. Family will have a memorial service at 11 a.m. CDT on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Free Life Church of Sardis. Arrangements
Dr. Nancy Naff Boardman, 67, departed this life on Monday, July 28, 2014, at NHC Healthcare in Athens. Born in Athens, Nancy spent her early years in several towns and cities of Southwest Virginia
Jamie Franklin "Jim" Conerly Jr., 77, of Ooltewah, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, in the funeral home chapel with Elder Jim Herman

Fred Cook Jr.

Rossville
Fred Glenn Cook Jr. 83, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 28, 2014. He was a native and lifelong resident of Walker County, a son of the late Fred
Tessie Opal Fraley Graham passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her home in Chattanooga after a long illness. She was 86. Mrs. Graham was born May 11, 1928, in McClure, Va., to James

Clarence Hembree

Geraldine
Clarence Hembree, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 2, from W.T.Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial follows in Mt. PleasantCemetery, with W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel in
Anthony Lebron Herring, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born on Feb. 26, 1957, to the late Napoleon Gaither and Lucille Herring Armour. Anthony was of
Dorothy Jean Hillis, 71, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her brother, Carl J. Williams Jr., of Hixson; and sisters, Marye Davis of
Arthur "Sonny" Hughes, 71, of North Las Vegas, Nev., passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home. Preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Nadine, he is survived by his son, Scotty

Mabel Johnson

Rossville
Mabel Joyner Johnson, 85, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Johnson was born April 22, 1928, to the late John and Mabel White Joyner in Collierville, Tenn. She was

Jackie Jones

Ringgold
Jackie Paul Jones Sr., died suddenly on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 1:59 p.m. in Chattanooga. He was born April 8, 1950, in Dalton, Ga., and married Dolores Harbuck in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on
Alissa Kay Kerns, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was born Feb. 7, 1953, to the late William and Ruth Kerns in Clarksburg, W.Va. She is survived
James Ronald "Ronnie, Killer" Killingsworth, 80, of Signal Mountain, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was a 32 degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a member

Virginia LaMunyon

Rainsville
Virginia T. LaMunyon, 84, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Cherokee County Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. CDTtoday, July 31, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville. Burial will follow in
John David "Red" Ledford, 84, of Chattanooga, went to be home with Lord on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He retired from

Andy Littlejohn

Lafayette
Andrew Marlon "Andy" Littlejohn, also known as "Tree Stand," 48, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born Nov. 15, 1965, in LaFayette, was of the Baptist faith and

Carrie McClam

Summerville
Carrie Bell McClam, 73, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. Homegoing Celebration will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Oak Hill Baptist Church. Visitation at the church one hour before the
Rayford John McLaurin, 91, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the funeral home with a 7 p.m. Masonic Service. Funeral services will
Elritt Meacham Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Julia C. Watkins Mitchell, 94, formerly of the Chattanooga and north Georgia areas, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, in an Atlanta hospital. A native of Cedar Grove, Ga., Mrs. Mitchell owned and
Penny Suzette Painter, 46, of Hixson, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 27, 2014. Penny was an organ donor. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. Penny is the daughter of
Amy M. Polk, 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Tommy Ray

Dayton
TommyChristopher Ray, 48, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at his residence. A lifelong resident of Rhea County, he atteded Mt. Olive United Methodist Church. Preceding him in death were is father, Fred William Ray;
Betty Brown Roberson, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was a loving, caring, compassionate and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was
McDONALD Dr. Robert Shearer, 96, passed away Monday, July 27, 2014, after a long illness surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Saskatchewan Canada in 1918, the ninth of 10 children, Robert Vernon

Belinda Smith

Trenton
Belinda Smith, 54, passed away at her residence Monday, July 28, 2014. She was employed with Bi-Lo at the Trenton store for over 13 years. She was born to the late Bobby Gene and
Roland A. Smith, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Roland was born on July 17, 1923, in Chattanooga to the late Robert and Elvie Smith. He served our country during
Eunice R. Switow passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Eunice moved to Louisville and became an active member in the community when she married Arnold Switow. She loved traveling, playing

Beulah Tinker

Bryant
Beulah Bingham Tinker, 75, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. Mrs. Tinker was preceded in death by her parents, Bart and Lola Webb Bingham; husband, Marvin H. Tinker; brothers, Emil and
Alice Louise Martin Townsend, 95, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Alice was born in Elyria, Ohio. She graduated from White Plains (N.Y.) High School and attended Douglas College. Alice loved music and

Hoyt Whiteside

Sylvania
Hoyt Mack Whiteside, 67, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at DeKalb Regional. Family has set visitation from Friday, Aug. 1, from 4-6 p.m. CDT at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Arrangements
Jocelyn Leandra "Joy" Wright, 47, of Chattanooga, passed Monday evening, July 28, 2014 at her home. She was a devoted member of St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America in Cleveland, Tenn. Joy was
William T. "Doc" Wright, Jr., 66, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014. He was born Oct. 18, 1947, in Chattanooga, to the late Louise Jackson Williams and Mr. William T. Wright,
Charlotte Elrod Yarbrough, 80, died Monday, July 28, 2014. Survivors include husband, Harvey Yarbrough; sisters, Betty Fowler, Freddie White, Antoinette Finster; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral is 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Mason

In MemoryJEWELL BURNETTE

April 18, 1925 - July 31, 2013 Mother.....Mommy, its been a year since God called you home. Our loss was heavens gain! We are confident that you are among Gods brightest shining jewels! Thanks for
Virginia Ann Sales Clark Sept. 18, 1950 - July 31, 2011 Sadly missed by your husband Napoleon B. Clark Sr., sons, Reginald Henderson, Felix Clark, and Napoleon Jr. Grandchildren, sisters, bothers, and in-laws.

In MemoryTINA COX

Tina Marie Cox July 31, 1964-July 16, 2006 In loving memory of Tina Marie Cox. Sadly missed by her parents, Martha & Wendell Cox, & fine children, Joshua Cox & Jennifer Palmer

In MemoryMAURICE THOMAS

Happy Birthday Son From, Mom

In MemoryRaymond Thorn

Three years ago today, you left this earth for your new home in Heaven. You will always live on in my heart. I miss you more each day that passes, but I know you are
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CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.