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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 11, 2014

Lynda Gale Anderson, 60, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Cleveland, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014, in the chapel with Rev. David Webb officiating.
Michael C. Carter, 72, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 7 2014, in a Chattanooga health care facility. Michael was born on Nov. 11, 1941 in Knoxville, a son of

Virginia Cavin

Virginia "Granny Jo" Cavin, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where she was of the
Charlie Cheatwood, 86, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Cheatwood was preceded in death by his wives, Aileen Cheatwood and Sarah Mae Cheatwood; daughter, Sharon Cheatwood; son, Michael Cheatwood; brothers, Jim, Monroe
Suzanne Mandel Cohn, 79, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on the morning of Monday, June 9, 2014. Born in Chicago in 1934 to Gladys Jenks and Sidney Mandel, Sue came south to
Charlene Peters Cross, 87, of Chattanooga, departed this life surrounded by her family Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Charlene
Janet Dodson, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her five children, on Monday, June 9, 2014. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Janet worked many jobs during the course
Sarah Duck, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.
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
Violet Goetz, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Linda Grammer

Linda Williams Grammer, 65, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014. Linda was born Aug. 7, 1948 in Chattanooga, daughter of the late Dan D. Williams and Eva Dukes Williams. She was a graduate of Lakeview
John Steven "Tim" Hambrick, 45, departed this life on Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Chattanooga. He was born Nov. 5, 1968, to Diane Hicks and Steven Hambrick. He was a member of Greater Friendship Missionary
Eller B. Williams Humphrey, 73, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2014 in a Philadelphia, Pa., hospital. Survivors include her brother, De Day Williams Jr.; and her son, Oscar Lamar Humphrey, of Chattanooga.

Benny Huston

Ohio Benny "Ben" Lee Huston, 68, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Summerville. Interment in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Summerville.
Nadine Wilson Ingle, 94, longtime church and civic leader, died Sunday, June 8, 2014. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, June 11, 2014 at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow
Michael John Kolbas Sr., 79, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born to the late Michael Charles and Helen F. Kolbas in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 7, 1935. He was a
s RINGGOLD Douglas Andrew Lemons, 23, passed away through this old carnal world to eternity in heaven with Jesus on Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was born to Kenneth and Bridgett Lemons on July

Vernon Lewis

Vernon Ball Lewis, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014. She was born in 1922 on Feb. 22, in Soddy-Daisy. Spent most of her adult life in Memphis, Tenn. Preceded in death by her beloved

Donald Lynch Jr.

Donnie Lynch Jr., 46, died Sunday, June 8, 2014. Survivors: mother, Pat Lynch; sister, Jeannie Day; brother, David Lynch; nieces, Meaghan, Matilda, Isabella; and nephew, Dylan. Funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Fike
Gloria Jean Maye, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Elder Tommy Williams Sr.
Danny Eugene McKenzie, 67, of Ooltewah, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014. He lived most of his life in Chattanooga but Alabama was always his home and

Charles McSears

Charles Everett McSears, died Saturday, June 7, 2014. Survivors: daughters, Quby Brinkley, Linda Lawrence; brother, Richard McSears; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral is 1 p.m. today, June 11, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation
Fred Leland Morrison Sr., 85, was born in Whitwell, Tenn., Nov. 26, 1928 and Joined our Lord, on Oct. 31, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev. Fred loved being a truck driver and business owner, Illinois,

James Patterson Sr.

Tracy city
James "Pat" Patterson, 69, passed away Monday, June 10, 2014. He was a member of First Calvary Baptist Church and retired from Kraft Foods. James was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Wilkinson; parents,
Eleanor "Ellie" Robinson, 76, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at home with her family by her side. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Jockisch, Lamar

Frank Sellers

LaFAYETTE Francis J. "Frank" Sellers, 84, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Sellers was formerly of Brookline, Westford Maine, and New Salem, Ga. He was a veteran
Frances Smith, 40, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995
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
Johnny Whiteside, 68, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Jeannette Wilkerson, 83, of Chattanooga, shed her earthly chains and went to her Heavenly home Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014. She was a member of East Ridge Church of Christ. Mrs. Wilkerson


Percy "Jap" Allen III To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and we give thanks for blessing us with a such a wonderful man and one day


January 27, 1938 - June 11, 2012 It's been two years since you went to Heaven, and though we miss you deeply, we are two years closer to seeing you in heaven.
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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.
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