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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
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died. He was 60.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...