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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 02, 2014

Mildred Ballew

Mildred M. Ballew, 81, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at her home. Survivors include son, Timothy Ballew; four grandchildren; two sisters and one brother. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Berean
Elder Herbert L. Chapman, 92, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at his residence. Survivors include daughters, Betty Koepsel (Ralph), Dannie Rogers (C.J.), Glenda Chapman George, Martha Carylon Chapman; grandchildren, Thomas Hart, Cindia Williams (Mark), Sinnamon
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

Carolyn Cole

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Carolyn A. Kyker Cole, 76, died Saturday, May 31, 2014. Graveside will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, in Foster Cemetery, Niota. Family and friends will meet at Bowers Funeral Home at 10 a.m., Tuesday to
Edith Hamby-Davis, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Edith was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Edith is preceded in death by her daughter, Lou Ann Davis-Dean; her
Bobby Espy, 64, after spending a perfect week and being blessed with the honor of serving as best man in his middle son's wedding along with his other two sons, and sharing an enjoyable vacation
Linda Gordon, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Gordon. She leaves to cherish her memories, three sisters,

Mary Grimm

Mary Elizabeth Grimm, 50, passed from this life on Friday, May 30, 2014. Services will be 6 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. The family will
Henretta Jones, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Mary Leming, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.
Dean Lockhart, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel with visitation from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Additional information will be announced
Madge S. Loggins, 91, of East Ridge broke the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God Saturday, May 31, 2014. She was born Nov. 29, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs. C.N. Shipman
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
Richard R. "Dick" Miles, 92, of Signal Mountain, died Friday, May 30, 2014. Complete funeral plans will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, East Chapel, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga.
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

Lena Paradise

Lena Inez Paradise, 79, died Saturday May 31, 2014. She was preceded by husband, Robert Paradise. Visitation will be today, June 2, 2014, from noon-2 p.m. CDT, and the funeral will be at 2 p.m.

Gordon Payne

Gordon Payne, 76, died Saturday May 31, 2014. He is survived by wife, Donna Lawson Payne; four children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation is today from 10 a.m.-9 p.m CDT, and the funeral will be 2
Moses Payne III, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 31, 2014, following a brief stay in the hospital. He was born in Huntsville, Ala., being delivered by and at the home of his uncle,
Cleveland Peters, 87, of Georgia, passed away Sunday June 1, 2014 in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
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

David Reynolds

David Wilson Reynolds, 80, passed from this life Friday, May 30, 2014, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church, 408 Westside Drive, Tullahoma. Visitation
Ray Swafford RICEVILLE F. Ray Swafford, 81, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center, Etowah. Funeral will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in chapel. Interment follows at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oak Grove
Margaret Stone Talbott, 88, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014. A native of Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Arley and Omah Stone. In 1945, she married her husband, the late
Mildred Walker, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday June 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Jerry C. Webb, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday May 31, 2014, after a short illness. He was employed with Cutting Edge Packaging for many years. He was preceded in death by
Joyce O. Wendolkowski, 88, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many passed gently from her earthly life to enter eternal life with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Joyce was preceded


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
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.
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...
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...