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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
WEST NEWBURY, Mass. (AP) - Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business, has died. He was...
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.