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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 06, 2014


Barbara Jean Smith Baker, 80, of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and was reunited with her late husband, Chester B. "Jack" Baker. Barbara was born in Soddy
Evelyn Meeks Barrett, 80, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, died at Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands, on the morning of Friday, May 23, 2014. She will be missed by
Phillip Edward Bayston, 66, of Chattanooga, died on May 6, 2014. He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Chattanooga and a member of the Alert Bible Class. He is survived by
Larry "Tiny" Belvin, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Jesse and Mary Belvin. Following graduation from Tyner
Brandy Gayle Childress, 36, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga Valley and was a member of Union Avenue
Lisa Jane Sitton Cornett, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Born in Chattanooga, on St. Patricks Day, March 17, 1961. Grew up on Signal Mountain and graduated from Red Bank High
-King Carrie M. Crutcher King, 86, of Lafayette, Ind., passed away at home on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:41 p.m. Born Oct. 30, 1927 in Chattanooga, she was the daughter of the late Rev.
Billy Jack "BJ" Culpepper, 76, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Old Sardis Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Sandra Kay "Barbara Sue" Davis, 63, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Dink and Betty Higgins. Survivors include her husband, Gene Davis; children, Greg and Michelle Davis,
Lou Ellen Freeman Lou Ellen Freeman, 83, of Cleveland died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in a local health care center. Mrs. Freeman was retired from the Hamilton County School System after 18 years at Elbert
Johnny H. "Papaw" Harris, 72, of Harrison, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Valley View Chapel with the
Elaine B. Jackson, 72, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at local healthcare facility. Elaine entered this life on May 26, 1942, in Chattanooga to the proud parents of the late Charlie and Mildred

David Janisch

Fort oglethorpe
David W. Janisch, 32, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. beloved dog Maci. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 6, 2014, in the South Crest
Bobbe Jensen Barbara "Bobbe" Schutte Jensen, 86, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Collegedale. Bobbe will be best remembered for her unwavering love of God, loyalty to her husband, unselfishness and love for her children,
Henretta Lile Jones, 100, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Morris Johnson as
Gary L. King, 61 passed Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a graduate of Howard High in the class of 1970. He was employed at Ekco Product and Hamilton County
Eva Knab, 79, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. She had previously lived in Granville, Tenn., but had resided in Chattanooga for over 15 years. She was a Registered Nurse having attended Tennessee
Arnold Lowe, 95, a resident of Chattanooga for over 20 years, went to heaven Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a member of One Accord Community Church. He was preceded in death by his
Zdenko Matich ROCK SPING Zdenko "Zorro" Matich, 72, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at a local hospital. Mr. Matich was a native of Croatia and a resident of North Georgia for more than 33
Dr. Motilal Maurya at 74, took his last breath on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Dr. Maurya is survived by his loving, supportive wife Shashi; dedicated children, Daisy Maurya-Smith, Rami and Chris McShane, Jyoti and Steve
Lillie Beatrice McIntosh, 89, was born on Aug. 22, 1924, and so sweetly took Gods hand on Friday, May 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Willis
Richard R. "Dick" Miles, 92, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, May 30, 2014 The service for burial of the dead will be at St. Timothys Episcopal Church, Mississippi Avenue, Signal Mountain, at
Valerie Grant Mullins, 35, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was a member of Pathway Baptist Church. She was employed at the Parkridge Medical Center as a Registered Nurse. She is survived by her
Josephine Hill "Jo" Oliver, 102, died peacefully Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Alexian Village. She will be remembered as a loving wife and companion, selfless mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and tireless contributor to the community.
Hampton Roberts, 90, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He was born on Sept. 5, 1923 in Columbia, S.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew Roberts Sr. and Mattie Groom Roberts;
Eleanor Robinson, 76, of Hixson passed away on Wednesday, June 4,2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Georgia Robinson

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Georgia Guffie Robinson, 64, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, John "Pulpwood John" Robinson; son, John Robinson Jr. Survived by daughers, Amanda (Eddie) Hardegree, LaFayette, Beverly Kinsey, Sweetwater; sons,

Kelly Rodgers

Cleveland
Lewis Kelly Rodgers, 75, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his son, James R. Rogers; parents, Walter L. and
Nancy Ann Sallis, 71, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Margaret Graham; and sister, Mary Kay Graham. Survivors include her daughter, Nanette Sallis;
Lois Jean Thomas, 84, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Jacob Whitener

Walland
Jacob Whitener, 77, departed passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. Survivors include his sisters, Rosa Lee (Glen) Heatherly, of Lafollette, Tenn., Clara (Paul) Steatham, of Chattanooga, Pearl Suttles, of Rossville; and several nieces, nephews and
Bessie Mae Cochran Woods, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at her residence. She worked for Miller Brothers for many years and later for Sodexho-Marriott from where she later retired. She was

Linda Zimbrick

Ringgold
Linda A. Zimbrick, 54, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed movies, playing softball, camping, going to the beach and shopping. Linda was preceded
Jan. 11, 2008-June 6, 2008 You have been gone for six years today. We love and miss you, sweet baby. You will never be forgotten. Love, Mommy, Daddy, Kelsey Rae, Kason, Granny and Papaw.

In MemoryWILLIAM FRANKLIN

William Glendale Franklin "Twettie" Born: October 11, 1976 Laid to rest: June 6, 2008 Sadly missed, but not forgotten. Love always, Mother, Father, Children, Nieces and Nephews, and Friends. 1 Peter: 1:6; Hebrews

In MemoryDARREN LEASTER

Mar. 12, 1966-June 6, 1991 Dont cry for me; beloved family. Ive risen beyond this world of fear. Hold me love in your memory; and always know that I am near.

In MemoryCHANNON PROVOST

Channon Tristan-Taylor Provost "Chan" Feb. 11, 1989 - June 6, 2013 Gone too soon but not forgotten. We love and miss you with all our hearts. Your Family and Friends

In MemoryLORETTA TYOUS

LORETTA 'LO' TYOUS January 8, 1952 - June 6, 2013. By love you are remembered and in memory you live. Even in our sorrow, we hold on to the thought that a life with so much love never really ends,

In MemoryVIOLA WALKER

Happy Birthday, Mom I love you and miss you every passing day. Always your daughter, Mary (Candy) Hester
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.
DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
Video game creators and colleagues of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shared their reactions to his death from a bile duct tumor at age 55:
ATLANTA (AP) - The artist tapped to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds has died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.