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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 10, 2014



Emily Abbott

Tullahoma
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
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...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
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.