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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
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Billy Joe Royal, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music, has died. He was 73 years...
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.