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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 10, 2014

Emily Abbott

Emily Trexler Abbott, 56, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was a RN for approximately 35 years. She is survived by her husband, Steven Abbott Sr., of Tullahoma;
Gearldine Bishop, 73, died Sunday, June 8, 2014. Survivors include sisters, Joyce Payne, and Mary Ann Bishop; brothers, Boyd, Frank Bobby, Kenneth, Ralph and Dr. Terry Bishop. Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Higgins Funeral

Dr. Chris Blevins

South pittsburg
Dr. Jerry Christopher Blevins, 64, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Vanderbilt Medical Center of complications from a heart transplant. The son of the late Walter and Mary Alma Jackson Blevins, Chris was a native
Robert G. Boyd, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. Robert was a beloved brother, husband, father, and grandfather, as well as a devout member of Signal Mountain Church of Christ.
Peola Betts Brooks, 75, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014. She was a devoted member of Olivet Baptist Church and a Sunday school teacher until her health
Inez Nicole Burney, 21, died in a local hospital Saturday, June 7, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.
Suzanne Mandel Cohn, 79, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on the morning of Monday, June 9, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral
Norma Beck Fincannon, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014. Norma was born to the late Herman and Julia Stoesser, May 17, 1933, in Queens, NY. She graduated from John Adams High
Robert Darnell Graham, 62, a resident of Chattanooga passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014, in a local hospital. Robert was born July 20, 1951 in Prattville, Ala., a son of Robert H. and
Juanita McDade Hale, 95, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A loving mother and grandmother, she was a native of East Chattanooga and a graduate
Edna "Lucy" Hammel, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, with Rev. Jon Rector
Nadine Wilson Ingle, 94, longtime church and civic leader, died Sunday, June 8, 2014. In 1977, she was awarded the coveted honor of being selected the National Business Woman of the Year by the American
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.
Gloria Jean Maye, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. She was a member of Zerubbabel Holy Temple Apostolic Church. She was preceded in death by
Richard McClure, 59, of Chattanooga, left his earthly home Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was good, kind man who loved to walk and had many friends. He lived his life the way he wanted and
Danny McKenzie, 67, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday morning, June 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home,
George Patterson George T. Patterson, 78, formerly of Chickamauga, Ga., and St. Elmo, died Saturday, June 7, 2014. He attended Mountain View Church of Christ and Graduated from David Lipscomb College. He was preceded in
Frances Smith, 40, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995
Glenn O. Sturdivant, 88, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and of the Baptist faith. Glenn retired from Provident Life and Accident Insurance
Ambrose Johnson "A.J." "Bud" Troxler, 84, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at his home. Mr. Troxler was a partner and owner of Lucey Boiler Co. since 1961. He was
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Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.