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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 01, 2014

Nancy Brannon

Nancy B. Brannon, 69, of Rossville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at her residence. She was a native of Asheboro, N.C., where she was a lifelong member of
Vernon Wallace Butler, 66, departed this life on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at his residence. He was educated in the Chattanooga Public School System where he graduated from the historic Howard High School (presently HSAT),
Victor A. Charles, 87, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. He was born on Dec. 11, 1927, in Easton, Pa., the son of August and Sarah Charles (both deceased). He was
Ruth Agee Citty, 87, of East Ridge, passed this life on Saturday, May 24, 2014. She was of Baptist faith and retired as a Hamilton County school patrol lady where she worked many years. She

Bobbie Cordell

Bobbie June Pendergrass Cordell, 70, passed away in a Dalton healthcare facility. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Cordell was the daughter of the late Luther Pendergrass and Mary Ruth Pendergrass, and

Gladys Davis

Gladys Tulloss Davis, 79, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at her home. Graveside services with military honors were held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Rhea Memory Gardens with the Rev. Robert Henderson officiating.

Linda Davis

Linda Gail Davis, 73, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. Linda was preceded in death by her parents C.C. and Edna
Bobby Espy Robert "Bobby" Joseph Espy Jr., 64, of Ooltewah, died suddenly Friday, May 30, 2014, while in Destin, Fla. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, where the family

Johnny Farmer

Johnny L. Farmer passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Arrangement will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

Jimmy Gilliam

Jimmy Gilliam, 67, passed from this life on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at his home. Funeral is 10 a.m. CDT Tuesday. Visitation 5-8 p.m. CDT Monday, at Roarks Cove Baptist Church, 44 Church Cove
Howard Goins, 51, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home on Thursday night, May 29, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born on Oct. 30, 1962, in Chattanooga. He is survived by his wife,
Clark Lee Grant, 44, Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. Clark was employed at Horizon
Madge S. Loggins, 91, of East Ridge, broke the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God on Saturday, May 31, 2014. She was born Nov. 29, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs.
Cyrus Griffin Martin Jr., 81, passed away Wednesday May 28, 2014. He was born on June 17, 1932, son of the late Rosalind Ewing Martin and Cyrus Griffin Martin, Sr., a very prominent family from
Linda Hill Mason, 71, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014. Linda graduated from Norview High School in Norfolk, Va., Edmondson Business College and attended the University of Chattanooga. She was
Jason Andre' Newman, 34, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014. He was a member of Abba's House. Jason is survived by his father, Andre' Newman; his mother, Candy Desha; his son, Jacob
Mary J. Paffe died Saturday, May 24, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Doug Paffe; her four children, Robert Paffe, Daniel Paffe, Janiece Paffe Bolles and Gayland Paffe; seven grandchildren; and her sister, Margared
Elizabeth Rawlston Ellen Elizabeth Rawlston, 91, of Hixson, went to play with her sister Aline Rigby who had preceded her in death. Elizabeth passed on Friday, May 30, 2014. Elizabeth graduated from Montevallo College. She

Ruth Rieben

Ruth Rieben, 86, passed from this life on Friday, May 30, 2014. Services will be held 3 p.m. CDT today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. CDT
Leon C. Stone III died Sunday, May 25, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga on July 27, 1944, the son of the late Leon C. Stone Jr. and Kathleen Link Stone Wolfe. His grandparents were

James Suttles

James C. Suttles, 85, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his home in Dayton. James was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a longtime employee of Keyser-Roth, James was a member of the

Ruby Teague

Ruby Alice Coe Stafford Hill Teague, 86, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Viola Coe; spouses, James R. Stafford and Clarence

Georgia Turner

Georgia Ann Turner, 73, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014. Homegoing service will be Monday, June, 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Adairsville Church of God with pastor Billy Harris officiating. Interment will follow at

Geneva Vanzant

Geneva Imogene Vanzant, 87, passed from this life on Friday, May 30, 2014. Services will be held 11 a.m. CDT, Monday, June 2, 2014, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. The family will receive friends from
Faye L. White-Smith, 87, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, peacefully surrounded by family at the Tuscany Hospice Home in the Villages, Fla. Faye was born in Chattanooga and was married to former Chattanooga

Lore Wiggins

Colo. Lore Isa Wiggins, 79, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2014. Daughter-in-law of the late Dr. and Mrs. Jasper M. Wiggins. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bill Wiggins; daughters,
John Wesley "J.W." Williams Sr., 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at 1 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Michael Ludy as
Ines Jean Worley, 78, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Pearl Worley; and a

In MemoryWilliam Davis

William Ed Davis June 1, 1927-Feb. 13, 1995 Happy Birthday from wife Louise Davis and family. We love and miss you.

In MemoryDean McClendon

McCLENDON January 21, 1962- June 1, 1997 A year, a day, a moment passes, but our memories of you remain locked forever in our hearts. Peace be with you, my son. Love forever

In MemoryNorma Jean Price

May 23, 1938 - Feb. 7, 2008 Happy Birthday with love from husband, Monroe Price, children, grandchildren, and great grandchild!
Happy Birthday! Today like every day we celebrate the life you lived, the love you gave, and the woman of God you were. Still remembering, loving and missing you. Love always, your


Forever young, forever beautiful, forever in my heart. -Mother, Deloris White
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
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.
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...