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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 17, 2014



Martha Blevins

Kingston
Martha Jean Starring Blevins, 87, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Renaissance Terrace in Rockwood, Tenn. For almost three years she has been a resident of Jamestowne Assisted Living in Kingston, Tenn. She assisted

Theona Bright

Rossville
Theona Bright, 97, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 15, 2014 at her home. She was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Decherd, Tenn., to the late Frank and Dovie May Williams. She
Sharon Brown, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of
Jeffrey Lamar Bugg, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday June 9, 2014, in a local hospital. He was employed by Outlook Landscaping. He was preceded in death by his brother, Quintel Bugg Jr.; grandmother, Mattie

Mattie Chandler

Trenton
Mattie Johnston Chandler, 93, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Elbert and Claudia Johnston. She was a member of AARP, RSVP, YMCA, AOA, Ester Sunday School Class and
Jean Carolyn Fugh, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Ternae Jordan
Emmett Garner, 81, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Harold Goff

Rossville
Harold Wayne Goff, 65, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. He spent most of his life in the Rossville area and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War serving
McDONALD Katheryn Lewis Goodwin, 89, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. Survivors: children, Judi Shoemaker and husband, Redd and Kelly Goodwin and wife, Kay; six grandchildren. Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ralph Buckner Funeral
Margaret Ola Griffey, 88 of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, June 14, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Benson Reed Vandergriff and Mamie Cantrell Vandergriff. Margaret retired from Cutter Laboratories, was a member of
Emma Louise Hamby, 79, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 14, 2014. She was a member of New Heights Baptist Church and was formerly employed with Olan Mills and Hall's

Virginia Hicks

Flintstone
Virginia Louise Hicks, 76, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 16, 2014. She was born in Scottsboro, Ala., to the late William "Bill" and Flora Edmonds but has

Mark Miller

Rossville
Mark Andrew Miller, 42, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014. He was a former employee of Walker Trucking, was of the Nazarene faith and loved to make people laugh. He was preceded in death by
Rev. Lamar S. Moore, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 South
Wallace Edward Parham, 92, of Winston-Salem, N.C., passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Brookridge Retirement Community. He was born June 14, 1922, in Asheville, N.C. to Carter and Myrtle Parham. Both parents preceded him

Anthony Passero Jr.

Estill springs
Anthony Passero Jr., 65, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014. Celebration of Life 2 p.m. Thursday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

Guy Phillips

Crossville
Guy Larkin Phillips, know by everyone as "Pop", a resident of Crossville, since 1972, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Pop was 79 years old and passed away at home surrounded by his loving
Montgomery Robinson Sr. E. Montgomery "Monk" Robinson Sr., of Lookout Mountain, died on Friday, June 13, 2014. He was born in 1931 to Harry Thomas Robinson Sr. and Elizabeth Montgomery Robinson. A loving husband, father,

Emma Shull

Ringgold
Emma Shull, 81, passed away Sunday June 15, 2014, in a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the

Russell Veatch

Summerville
Russell Clayton Veatch, 89, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. Survivors are sons, Larry (Diane) Veatch, Ricky (Beverly) Veatch; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral is 5 p.m. today, June 17, 2014, at Mason Funeral
Margaret A. Jay Warren, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a member of Our
Wilson, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the age of 87. L.M. grew up in the Chattanooga area loving to hunt and fish. It was not uncommon when he was a
LOS ANGELES (AP) - His publicist says comedian Jack Carter died of respiratory failure over the weekend at his Beverly Hills home.
CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say anti-vaccine Dr. Jeff Bradstreet has been found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina.
Celebrity colleagues and admirers of film composer James Horner tweeted their reactions to his death in a plane crash at age 61:
NEW YORK (AP) - Dick Van Patten, the genial comic actor best known as the patriarch of TV's "Eight is Enough," has died, according to his publicist Daniel Bernstein.
BOSTON (AP) - The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gunther Schuller, the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, has died at age 89.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - The president of Washington State University, Elson Floyd, has died at 59.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Laura A. Myers, a veteran Associated Press reporter and editor who led the news cooperative's coverage of foreign affairs as the country reeled from the Sept....
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Danny Villanueva, a former NFL kicker and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Salter, the prize-winning author acclaimed for his sophisticated, granular prose and sobering insights in "Light Years," ''A Sport and a Pastime" and other fiction, has...
BALTIMORE (AP) - Wendell Holmes, the guitarist, pianist and singer and songwriter of the soul and blues band The Holmes Brothers, has died.
LEEDS, Ala. (AP) - The mother of NBA great Charles Barkley, Charcey Glenn, has died at her home in Alabama.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ralph Roberts, a businessman with a gentle demeanor who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - A stepbrother of Jacqueline Kennedy has died. Hugh D. Auchincloss (AWK'-in-klahs) III was 87.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nelson Doubleday Jr., the publishing scion who bought the New York Mets and shepherded the team to a 1986 World Series title, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - James "Jimmy" Lee, the JPMorgan Chase banker who helped arrange some of the biggest corporate deals for companies including General Motors, News Corp. and Facebook, died...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, an eighth-grade dropout who built Las Vegas' biggest hotels, tried to take over Chrysler and bought and sold MGM at a profit three...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Macnee, star of the 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93.
NEW YORK (AP) - A longtime New York congressman who was forced to resign after two corruption convictions has died. Mario Biaggi was 97.