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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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A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...