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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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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.