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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
NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, has died a day after the band kicked off a five-night stint in the Los Angeles area.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A Harvard Law School professor who served briefly as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former Congressman John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller has died. Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller was 88.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prashant Bhargava, a deeply humane filmmaker and artist perhaps best known for the 2011 film "Patang" ("The Kite"), died Friday of cardiac arrest in New York....
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly has died. She was 70.
NEW YORK (AP) - A physical therapist who popularized the Lamaze method of childbirth in the United States and helped change the way women and doctors approached the delivery room...
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) - The Rev. John Lo Schiavo, former president of the University of San Francisco who presided over the university's resurgence and a shutdown of its basketball...
As a youth he toiled in the cotton fields of Mississippi, earning 35 cents for every 100 pounds he picked. When the plantation owner one day offered to advance him...
LOS ANGELES - When he was 32, it was a very good year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gill Dennis, the screenwriter who co-wrote the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and studied film alongside Terrence Malick and David Lynch, has died. He was...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - B.B. King's physician and the coroner in Las Vegas say the 89-year-old blues legend died of a series of small strokes attributable to his longstanding battle...
DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) - Joseph Kozenczak, the suburban Chicago police detective credited with leading the investigation that nabbed serial killer John Wayne Gacy, has died. He was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Franz Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for his concise and penetrating style and wide and powerful range of emotions, has died. He was 62.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rachel Rosenthal, the performance and theater artist who embraced environmentalism during a half-century career devoted to the avant garde, has died in Southern California. She was...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Best-selling author and historian Hugh Ambrose has died at age 48.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis police say a woman who was once the nation's youngest death row inmate has been found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.