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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 09, 2014


Robert G. Boyd, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-6524.
Peola Brooks, 74, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Gregory "Blue" Cothran Sr. , 59, passed Saturday, May 31, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Gregory was preceded in death by father, Alex Cothran; and friend, Mildred Wright.
Rolisha Chantel Davis, 24, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Marlene Peters Goodman, 80, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at a local hospital. Born July 23, 1933, Mrs. Goodman was an active member of Parker's Gap Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed working with
"Lucy" Hammel Edna "Lucy" Hammel, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. Lucy was a lifelong member of Highland Park Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Hammel Sr.
Hugh Dayton Huffaker Jr., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 6, 2014. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Hugh was a successful leader in the insurance and real estate
Hugh Dayton Huffaker Jr., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 6, 2014. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Hugh was a successful leader in the insurance and real estate
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
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
Lila Jean Quinn Marshall, 84, of Chattanooga, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many, passed peacefully from her earthly life to enter eternal life with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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
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
Robert Lacy Partee Jr., 65, rode off to heaven on his Harley, Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was the eldest child of Robert and "Kitty" Partee. Bob graduated from Overton High School in
Ruth Rockholt, 95, of Apison, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. A lifelong resident of Apison, she was of the Baptist faith and was the daughter of the late Pete and Nancy Quinn. She
John "Butch" Shipley, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was a former roofer and was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Sue Shipley Sr.; and
Mildred Foster Walker, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral at 12:30 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Edward Moore
Ernestine York, 80, of Signal Mountain passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, in a local hospital. Survivors include daughters, Anna Dunagan and Lisa Wofford; brother, John Meeks; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will
Luther H. "Lucky" York Jr., 58, passed on Friday, June 6, 2014, in Cleveland, Tenn. He was born April 6, 1956 in Homestead, Fla., to Luther H. York Sr. and Ruth Patterson. Luther
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A relative says Christy O'Donnell, a single mom with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
NEW YORK (AP) - Signe Toly Anderson, a vocalist and original member of the Jefferson Airplane who left the band after its first record and was replaced by Grace Slick,...
DALLAS (AP) - Rusty Rose, a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former president George W. Bush, has died at the age of 74.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the 1960s rock group Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the San Francisco-based band through its transformation from hippies to hit...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the seminal 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane and the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...