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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 27, 2014

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, at Memorial Hospital. Millie was a member of Brainerd
Dorris Lee Bray, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was the son of the late Freely and Idell Bray and was preceded by his wife, Janice Maureen Wilburn Bray. Dorris was
James Alphonse Burkart, 94, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Alexian Village on Signal Mountain. He was the husband of Naomi Graham Burkart and the son of the late Alphonse Charles and Alma
Shirley Ann Cooper, 64, of Ooltewah, passed away on Wednesday, 25, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Shirley was always willing to help others, when she should have been at rest. She was the kindness and

Robert Coulter

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Robert B. "R.B." Coulter Jr., 72, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014. Graveside memorial service with military honors will be held today, June 27, at 11 a.m. EDT at the Spring City Cemetery. Arrangements are

John Crawford Sr.

John Milton Crawford Sr., 69, of died on , Wednesday, June 25, 2014, surrounded and embraced by his beloved family. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Nathaniel Macon and Antoinette Crawford, Robert
Ruth Ellis Edwards, 95, of Chattanooga, died Monday June 23, 2014, in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m. today at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. David Harr officiating. Arrangements are
Luretha Inez Finney Elder, 92, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was born in Rhea County and had lived in Red Bank for the past 60 years. She was a housewife and

Alexis Evans

Alexis DiAnn Evans, 4, died Monday, June 23, 2014. Survivors, parents, Joshua and Lacie Evans; brother, Tyson Evans; grandparents, Linda Dale and Billy Johnson, Becky Annette Wilson, Stanley Evans; great-grandmother, Sara Johnson. Funeral, 1 p.m.
Pamela Lynn Ferguson, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Otis Ray Frederick, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Otis was a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy and was retired from DuPont.
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.
Robert Lester Harris Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his residence. He was a member of Mt. Peria Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lester and

Tonie Hutchins

Tonie Graham Hutchins, 38, died Tuesday morning, June 24, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving include her mother, Linda Wooten, of Trenton; father, Joe Graham, of Richard City, Tenn.; Brother, Joe Graham Jr.,
Ruth Jackson CHICKAMAUGA 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

Louise Kellett

Louise Tucker Kellett, 98, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Funeral services Saturday, June 28, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. Interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Visitation Saturday 1-3 p.m. at

Ellis Knight

Charles Ellis Knight, 62, departed this life June 23, 2014. He was born in Ringgold to the late David and Gustava Knight and was of the Baptist faith. He was also preceded in death by
ews ADAIRSVILLE Bishop Charles H. Matthews Sr., 84, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. As an ordained minister with the Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.), he served as
Clifford Wesley "Tip" McCollum, 88, passed away Wednesday morning, June 25, 2014, in a Rome hospital. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, he was born to the late John Wesley and Sarah Ovelle Barron McCollum

Nancy McCrary

Nancy Bo Rudder McCrary, 84, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her home. Visitation Saturday, 5-8 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson. Funeral service will be Sunday, June 29, at 2
Loretta M. Melton, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church and the Lighthouse Sunday School Class. She had worked
Ila Lee Miller, 82, of Boston, Mass., and Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Roslindale, Mass. Ila Lee was born in Tennessee and moved to Boston to

Mary Moore

Mary Ruth Moore, 86, passed way Saturday, June 21, 2014. Homegoing celebration will be Saturday, June 28, at 1 p.m. at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry D. Jones Sr. officiating. Arrangements by Willis
Dennis Odom, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral Home and Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Mary Jo Pickett

Mary Jo Pickett, 70, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The family will receive friends from noon
Jennifer Michelle Rains, 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in a local hospital after a 3 1/2 year battle with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She was born Sept. 8, 1976 in Chattanooga. Jennifer


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A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
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,...
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...