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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
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.