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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 08, 2014

Patsy Eloise Crytz Allen, 83, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, June 6, 2014. She was born in Hickory, N.C., on December 16, 1930, to William Jackson Crytz and Ruth Leona Guthrie Crytz. She grew
Fred J. Bodine, a former Chattanooga resident, passed away in Los Angeles, Calif. He graduated from Chattanooga High School and was a United States Army veteran. He returned to Chattanooga after serving in the Army

Linda Dickson

Linda Faye Dickson, 69, departed this life Friday, June 6, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, in the funeral home Chapel. Interment will follow in Anderson Cemetery. Family will

Ruby Dukes

Ruby Nell Ford Dukes, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory &

Helen Eaker

Helen E. Eaker, 87, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the Wallis-Stewart Chapel of Wilson Funeral Homes, Ringgold, Georgia 423-935-2331.

James Edgeworth

James "Pillhead" Edgeworth, 79, died Friday, June 6, 2014. Survivors include wife, Mildred Edgeworth; children, Sammy Edgeworth, Timothy Edgeworth, Rebecca Banther; brothers, Alfred Edgeworth, Marcus Edgeworth; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Candace Marquita Garrett, 31, passed Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at a local hospital. She graduated from Brainerd High School in the class of 2000. She was a member of Greater Tucker Baptist Church. She is

Charles Gifford

Mr. Charles Kenneth Gifford, 63, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, in Kindred Hosptial. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. CDT today at the W.T. Wilson Funeral Home chapel. Funeral services will
Marlene Peters Goodman, 80, of Ooltewah, died on Saturday, June 7, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Goodman. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.
James Phillip Harris, 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 6, 2014, surrounded by loving family and friends. For the past nine years, Phillip's home has been at Bradley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

Eugene Hinson

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Eugene Arnold Hinson, 77, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Frances Hinson. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Visit to share condolences. Arrangements by
Hugh Dayton Huffaker, Jr., went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 6, 2014. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Hugh was a successful leader in the insurance and real estate business

Tina Jones

Christina "Tina" Burke Jones, 40, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at her home. Funeral 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Burial follows 10 a.m. Tuesday in Cochran Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Monday at the
Mary Ann Kerns, 65, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, in an area healthcare facility. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, John Kerns;
Avis Yvonne King, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence in Milledgeville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jimmie Reid; brother, Michael Reid; and sister, Crystal Reid.
Betty Lumpkin, of Ooltewah, was taken home by God on Thursday, June 5, 2014, to be His special angel. Born in Anniston, Ala., Betty became a 52-year resident of Chattanooga along with her surviving husband
Leonard Wilburn "Toots" Mincey, 81, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was a retired carpenter and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Toots was a member of New Life Baptist
Earl W. Pell, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Earl was born in Fort Payne, Ala., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He was preceded in death by
Earl W. Pell, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Earl was born in Fort Payne, Ala., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He was preceded in death by
Nathan S. "Papa Steen" Prouty departed this life on Thursday, June 5, 2014, following a third bout with cancer. Mr. Prouty was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was
Wayne D. Puckett, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Wayne graduated from Brainerd High School in 1972 and was a member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church and
Gina Raymond Reed, 38, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel
Ruth M. Rockholt, 95, of Apison, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 7414 Old Lee Highway.
Margaret Spain passed away March 23, 2014. "Moments for Margaret" Memorial at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church chapel.
Jean Thomas-Parrott, of Signal Mountain, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was the widow of Robert W. Thomas for 46 years and loving companion of Eugene H. Parrott for the past 12 years.
Mildred Foster Walker, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was a member of Prospect Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board for
Christopher Watt, 57, of Chattanooga passed Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in a local hospital. He attended Kirkman and Tyner High Schools also went to the Job Corps in 1977. He was a veteran of the

Thomas H. Williams

Thomas H. Williams, 69, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born in Rock Spring, Ga., to the late Melvin Henry and Pauline Nichols Williams. He had
In Loving Memory Of Our Mother Virginia Louise Floyd October 25, 1927 - June 8, 2013 We miss you more than words can say. Children, Family and Friends
IRONTON, Ohio (AP) - A man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died in a mental health facility.
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A financial planner who worked with the University of Pittsburgh to create the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research, has died of the disease he fought...
DALLAS (AP) - Dorman Cordell, who served as chief of several bureaus in his career with The Associated Press, has died at the age of 83.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations, died Friday...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday the Eagles said. He was 89.
Bob Kastenmeier, who represented Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District for 32 years, died peacefully died Friday morning at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The youngest half brother of late President Gerald Ford has died. He was 90.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A woman who was among 13 selected for training as possible astronauts in the early 1960s has died at her northern Michigan home. She was...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Bob Kastenmeier, an early and staunch opponent of the Vietnam War who served 32 years in Congress, has died. The Wisconsin Democrat was...
The drummer for the heavy-metal band Twisted Sister has died. A.J. Pero was 55.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The nation's oldest female military veteran is dead. She was 108.
LOS ANGELES - Mike Porcaro, a bass player who performed along with his two brothers in the rock group Toto, died Sunday at his Los Angeles home. He was 59.
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rousing rock anthem "All Right Now" when he was the teenage bassist for the British rock band Free, has died in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A publicist says Mike Porcaro, former bass player for the Grammy-winning group Toto, has died. He was 59.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Richard J. Brennan Sr., part of one of New Orleans' best-known culinary families, has died at age 84.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Charles S. Rowe, the former editor and co-publisher of The Free Lance-Star and a leading voice for press freedom, has died. He was 89.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - William Asbury, the former editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, has died at age 90.
Jimmy Greenspoon, the keyboardist for rock band Three Dog Night, has died. He was 67.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - An architect who designed modern and whimsical postmodern structures and later household goods sold at Target stores has died in New Jersey. Michael Graves was 80...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the founder's family to head the San Francisco Chronicle and a prominent olive oil rancher, died Thursday after a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the...