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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 28, 2014


Wilroy Moss Anderson, 86, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his home following a brief illness. The son of the late Willard Roy and Mary Louise Moss Anderson, he was a lifelong farmer and a

Gail Brock

Lafayette
Gail S. Brock, 58, passed Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a native of Cincinnata, Ohio, and attended Grand Center Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping, cleaning, scrapbooking and going to the

Deborah Brown

Chickamauga
Deborah Ann Middleton Brown, 57, died Thursday, June 26, 2014. Deborah loved the Lord and was a member of
James Alphonse Burkart, 94, passed away 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 Shiel

Jack Burnett

Rossville
Jack Burnett, 70, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory located at
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
Johnnie Sue Roberts Jones Dennis, 78, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her home. Funeral 5 p.m. CDT Sunday in the chapel. Burial will follow in Idlewild Cemetery. Visitation 2-5 p.m. CDT Sunday at the
Milton McDonald Milton W. McDonald, 90, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, (423) 821-7551.
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
Otis Ray Frederick, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Services will be held today, June 28, at 3 p.m. in

David Grider

Jasper
David R. Grider, 68, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, in a local healthcare facility surrounded by his family and friends. Mr. Grider was a graduate of Stevenson High School and upon graduation

Ollie Hardin

Decatur
Ollie (Justice) Runyon Hardin, 88, died June 25, 2014. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, in the chapel at Bowers Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today,

Jimmy Holcomb

Chickamauga
Jimmy Lawrence Holcomb, 71, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and a member of Revival Baptist Church. Jimmy retired from Shaw Industries in 2011 after
Al Franklin Hutcheson, 84, a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, in an area healthcare facility. Mr. Hutcheson retired from Kelly Cadillac after many years of service. Survivors

Earl Keesling

Rossville
Robert Earl "Pearl" Keesling, 79, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and had lived over 45 years in the Rossville area. He
Charles King III, of Chattanooga, passed Wednesday June 25, 2014. Arrangements enirusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Suickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414.

Wayland Littlejohn

Lafayette
George Wayland Littlejohn, 76, died Thursday, June 26, 2014. Services will be today, June 28, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memory Gardens. Online register book

Tony Minnis

Decatur
Tony Minnis, 58, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. Funeral is 7 p.m. today, June 28, in the chapel. Burial follows at 2 p.m. Sunday in Short Creek Cemetery. Visitation 4-7
Minnie Petty, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Debra "Debbie" Opal Pippin, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday morning, June 27, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewell and Kenneth Pippin; brothers, Gary "Mojo" Pippin,
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
Nancy E. "Betsy" Varner Scott, 63, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Betsy grew up in the Methodist Church and she was a member of the Order of St. Luke the Physician and

Melissa Simmons

Albertville
Melissa Simmons, 47, of Newnan, Ga., (formerly of A1bertville) passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. CDT today, June 28, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial
James O. Smith, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Affectionately known to all as "J.O." or "Smitty", he never met a stranger and was a friend to all. Born on
Luther Smith, 66, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at a local hospice facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Fate L. Thomas Sr., 81, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his residence where he was lovingly cared for during a brief illness. Born on April
Clara Thompson Ward, of Chattanooga, passed from this life on Monday, June 23, 2014. Mrs. Ward and her husband, Clifton, and their friends, Charles and Jean Campbell, came to Chattanooga from West Virginia in 1953
Jennie W. Wright, 97, of Lupton City, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. Graveside services will be held Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation will be held
Teresa Gail Young, 51 of Chattanooga, departed this life Friday, June 20, 2014, at her home. She was born in Winter Haven, Fla., to the late Rayburn and Judy Shirley. She worked for NHC of
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a staunch Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened Richard Nixon's resignation, has died. He was 91.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A younger brother of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) has died in Ohio. Richard Boehner was 60.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," has died. He was 74.
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - A man believed to be New Jersey's longest-serving mayor has died. Gerry Calabrese was the mayor of Cliffside Park for the past 50 years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Bill Arhos, who founded "Austin City Limits" and helped propel the public television show into a mecca for music's biggest influences, has died. He was 80.
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UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Friends and family members say Robert Kirkland, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built a national chain of home decor stores and donated $100 million to...
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - Richard Post, a prominent scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who researched how to store renewable energy, has died. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Raul Hector Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday. He was 98.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A longtime sportswriter for the Philadelphia Daily News has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A longtime associate says David Laventhol, an innovative editor and publisher who led Newsday and the Los Angeles Times to expanded, prize-winning coverage, has died at...
SEATTLE (AP) - Ivan Doig, an award-winning author whose books set in his native Montana made him one of the most respected writers of the American West, has died. He...
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Marc Marotta, a former Marquette basketball star who became board chairman of the Milwaukee Bucks arena, has died at age 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Canadian-born filmmaker Paul Almond, who created the landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" has died.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chef Homaro Cantu has been found dead in Chicago.