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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 12, 2014

Florence "Floss" Anderson of Lookout Mountain, Ga., was taken to her eternal home on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. She was welcomed in heaven by her Savior, Jesus Christ, and friends and loved ones, including her

Denny Atchley

Denny Carroll Atchley, 75, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Survivors: siblings, Joseph Atchley, Marjorie Collins, Wanda Morgan, Barbara Suits, Marshall Atchley, Jimmy Atchley, Neal Atchley. A gathering of friends will be held from
Nancy Lou Baltzly, 75, of Lebanon, Tenn., formerly of Chattanooga, departed this life on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Gregg Baltzly; daughter, Sherry
Jeffrey Bugg, of Chattanooga, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Parkridge Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

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

Grady Cochran Jr.

LaFAYETTE Grady Emory Cochran Jr., 80, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Survivors are grandchildren, Taft Cochran and Abby Cochran; great-grandchild, Austin Cochran. Funeral is 1 p.m. Friday June 13, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home.
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

Dick Dengler

Richard "Dick" Frederick Dengler, 81, died May 12, 2014. He was born Aug. 14, 1932, to Fred and Margurite Dengler in Rochester, N.Y. A Navy Veteran and retired detective for the Miami-Dade Police Department, Dick

Harold Ellison Sr.

New port richey,
Fla. Harold Ellison Sr., 87, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. Graveside services will military honors will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Local arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

Mary Flowers

Mary Elizabeth Howard Flowers, 68, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia Chattanooga area, she was a former employee of Republic Parking where she worked for over 10
Jean C. Fugh, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at a medical facility. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Elder Dr. William T. Gladys transitioned from earth to glory on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Elder Gladys was the pastor of the historic St. Bartley P.B. Church, Huntsville, Ala. Loving survivors include: wife, Bobbie Toney

Edward Goddard

W.Va. Edward "Eddie Ray" Goddard, 79, passed away, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Born Sept. 3, 1934, in Greenbrier County, he was the son of the late Otto and Truma

Jimmy Goins

James "Jimmy" Keith Goins, 49, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Reynolds Goins. Survivors include his daughters, Nicole Sims, Tiffany Goins and Carrie Goins; son, Keith
James Ernest Hall, my father, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at 4 p.m. in Chattanooga; he was 84 years of age. He was under Hospice care at the time of his passing. He was
Earl Hutson Harris, 94, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. He was the son of the late Jasper Young Harris and Daisy Lee Gray Harris and was

Patricia Hartway

Green bay,
Wis. Patricia Daniel Hartway, 60, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Inurnment in Franklin Memorial Gardens. Visitation

Murl Lloyd

Murl Lester Lloyd, 73, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Survivors, sons, David Earl Lloyd, Wayne L. Lloyd; sister, Sue Coker; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral is 3:30 p.m. Friday June 13, 2014, at Mason
Neda Ann Hollingsworth Lyons, 75, of Chattanooga, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at St. Barnabas Nursing Home. Neda was born Dec. 11, 1938 in Boaz, Ala., the daughter of the late Curt T.
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 in
Erby Roy Nankivell Jr., 95, of Fort Myers, Fla., and former resident of Athens, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Shell Point Retirement Community. A native of McMinn County, he was a son of the

Kenneth Perry

Kenneth Lowell Perry, 71, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Erlanger. He was a a lifelong resident of Rhea County, he was a member of the New Union Baptist Church and retired from Siskin Steel
AdellePhillips CHICKAMAUGA Adelle Holcomb Phillips, 81, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She was born in Henegar, Ala., on April 7, 1933 to the late Newt and Nellie McDonald Holcomb. She was a member

Emma Redford

Emma Jean Redford, 85, passed away at her home, Monday, June 9, 2014. She had worked at Redfords 5 & 10 Cent Store, Chattanooga, and was a member of Donaldson Grove Baptist Church. She was
Pamela Ann Chanslor Rhodes, 64, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014, with her loving husband of 41 years and her family by her side. Born in Lubbock, Texas, on May 30, 1950 to Blake
Ruby Rice, 84, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Jeff Roberts

Olen Jeffery Roberts, 52, died Tuesday, June 10 2014. Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Olen Willis Roberts. Survivors include wife, Tina Evans Roberts; daughter, Gina Sexton; son, Lamar Young; mother and stepfather,
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
Glenn O. Sturdivant, 88, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 12, 2014, at the Turner Funeral Home Chapel with Minister
William "Bill" Harrison Thompson, 51, of Chattanooga, adored husband, father, brother and friend, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Glenda Thompson; and mentor/godparents, Dr. Yeu Quang
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
Roy A. Willhoit Sr., 87, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014. He was born April 7, 1927 to the late Aner and Ruby Willhoit. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clyde L.

Peggy Wise

Peggy Diane Wise, 61, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday June 10, 2014. She was born in Whitwell on July 29, 1952 to Charles Andrew and Jennie Olene Haynes Shrum who preceded her

In MemoryJuliet Sturnes

Juliet R. Sturnes June 12, 1944-June 24, 2010 Today we would've celebrated your 70th Birthday. Not one day goes by that you are not thought of, we truly miss your beautiful smile
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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...
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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.
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.
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CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary stripper Carol Doda, who helped introduce topless entertainment more than 50 years ago, has died at age 78.
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