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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 26, 2014

Larry Walter Ables, 68, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 23, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, June 26, in the funeral home chapel with Masonic

Juanita Alto

Juanita Higgins Alto, 71, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie "Ott" and Martha Higgins; brothers, Tootler Higgins Jr., Hack Higgins, Beaver Higgins, Firecracker Higgins. Those left
Delores Bain Elizabeth "Delores" Bain, 76, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Delores was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Delores was preceded in death by her parents, M.E. and Rose Dotson.
Ernest James "Jim" Bell Jr., 81, of Tequesta, Fla., and Montezuma, N.C., passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Johnson City, Tenn. Born on Dec. 5, 1932 in Chattanooga to the late Ernest James
Mildred Boughan Mildred "Millie" Goodin Boughan, 86, of Chattanooga, peacefully passed away from her earthly body and entered into the gates of Heaven on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Completed funeral arrangements will be announced
Anna Ruth Bratten, 81, of East Ridge, passed away on June 21, 2014, at her residence following a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Paul Donald Bratten; her daughter

Carl Brooks Jr.

Carl Roscoe Brooks Jr., 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. He has been a resident of Chickamauga since 1977 and was of the Baptist faith. Carl served his country in the U.S.
Charity Brown, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in a local Hospice Facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home.
Cynthia "Cindy" Bryant, 51, of East Ridge died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at her home. Cindy worked for many years for Erlanger Medical Center in computer coding. She was born Feb. 3, 1963 in Narragansett,
Robert Daniels, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home.
Ruth Edwards Ruth Anna Ellis Edwards died peacefully Monday, June 23, 2014, at the age of 95. She was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Knox County, Tenn. Ruth graduated valedictorian from Halls High School
Otis Frederick, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home.
Evelyn Joy Frizzell, this world was blessed with her on Sept. 5, 1948. Joy left to reunite with her Mom and Daddy on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. She was a Joy to everyone she met.
John Thomas Frost, 55, of East Ridge died Saturday, June 21, 2014. He was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church. Mr. Frost was preceded in death by his father, William K Frost. His companion,

Ethel Geren

Ethel Irene Blackburn Geren, 93, died Monday, June 23, 2014, in the Bradley Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services at 11 a.m. today, June 26, at Candies Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Funeral was at 8
Ruby Lee Connaster Giles, 89, went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 23, 2014, Viewing time 4 to 8 p.m. today, June 26, 2014, at Advantage Funeral on McCallie Avenue. Funeral
Willie Lee "JR" Hall Jr., 55, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014, in a local hospital. He attended Howard High School. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie L. Hall Sr.; sister,

Donald Hart

Donald Franklin Hart, 67, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. Survivors include wife, Phyllis Smith Hart; sons, Todd (Pamela) Hart, Jamie Hart, Stacy Hart, Shane Chandler Hart "Bubba",
Jaquise DeJuan Heard, 20, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at a local hospital. He graduated from Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School in the class of 2012. He was preceded in death by his
Daisy Eloise Hodge, 85, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Mrs. Hodge was retired from BlueCross/BlueShield and was preceded in death by parents, Seth Lorenza and Thelma Louise Watkins Bryan; husband, Lewis Hodge. Survivors

Bernice Jackson

Bernice Ruth Brooks Jackson 89, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. She was born in DeKalb County, Ala., to the late James "Jim" and Molly Ethel Hinton Brooks. She lived most of her life
Leonard James Krzewinski, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Rev. Stanley Faulkner and
Danny "Cotton" Ledford, 56, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 23, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Valley

Andy Matthews

Andy Matthews, 74, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Andy was preceded in death by parents, Lester and Verdie Matthews; brother, Willard Matthews. Survivors include sisters, Chris Ernest, Chattanooga, Syble Hall, Lucille (Dempsey) Stinnette, Dayton; brother,
Cedric Kentrell Mikes, 32, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Charles "Chuck" Painter 56, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at his Hixson home with his loving family by his side. Chuck served 12 years in the USMC was currently employed by Alstom of Chattanooga

Thomas Qualls

Thomas Edward Qualls, 65,passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Presley; sisters, Betty and Clayta Qualls. Those left to
Jennifer Michelle Rains, 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist,
Marian Agnes Russell passed away at her residence on Sunday, June 22, 2014. She was a charter member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and was on the Alter Guild.
James O. Smith, 94, of Chattanooga, died on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwendolyn Smith. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28 in the

Cassidy Sneed

Cassidy Faith Sneed, 17, died early Monday morning, June 23, 2014, at her home. Services for Cassidy were held Wednesday evening at Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton. Please share your memories on her online guest
Cynthia Steiner Cynthia Louise Littell Steiner, 55, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at her residence in Apison, Tenn. She was born Nov. 15, 1958 in Wildwood, Ga., and was a member of the Collegedale Community

Gary Tate

Gary L. Tate, 62, peacefully passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, surrounded by his family and close friends. Loving father and stepfather to Laura Tate and Tommy Atherton, Beloved brother, uncle, grandfather and best friend,

Evelyn Ward

Evelyn Louise "Tiny" Ward, 59, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Survivors, husband, David Ward; children, David (Kathy) Ward, Kim (Shane) McGuire; brothers Frankie Hughes, Michael Hughes; seven grandchildren. Funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, June
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.