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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 01, 2014

Ashley Beaunka Allen, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away Feb. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Steveta Heiss "Etta" Bowman, 57, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 1, 2014, at Williamson
Hazel Caldwell, 80, formerly of Hobson City, Ala., passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her residence. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. today at Oak Ridge Baptist Church with the funeral to follow at
Martha A. Catchings, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the South Crest Chapel of
Deborah Ann Fuqua, 57, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. She was born on April 27, 1956, a daughter of the late Lamoris and Darlene Weams. She is survived by
Joseph Gilchrist Jr., of Hixson, passed away peacefully with his wife on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was 88 years old. He was born in Coal Valley, Ala., and was a longtime resident

Cecil Havner

Billy Cecil Havner, Sr., 75, passed away, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 2 pm CST, Monday, March 3, 2014. The family will receive friends from
Texas Marjorie Hennessey passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the age of 87. She was born on June 16, 1926 in Cambridge, Mass., to George E. and Margaret F. McDonald
Lynda S. Mackey Hensley, 62, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Blessed Lord and loved ones on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Harvey Hensley from
Lenora Sue Holloway, 71, died early Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at her home. Please share your memories of Lenora on her on-line guest register at The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral

Robbie Holtcamp

Charles Robert "Robbie" Holtcamp, 46, , passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Joyce Tate, Jack and Beauty Holtcamp; great-grandmother, Nell Sharp; father-in-law Pete Ables. Those

Margie Hopkins

Margie Glasner Hopkins, 98, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 . Funeral services 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation 1 to 3
Belinda Johnson, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Caroline Marie Klintworth, 34, of Hixson, joined our Dear Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Caroline loved fairness, honesty and goodness and shared her life of beauty and art with each of us. Caroline
John Paul Lewis Sr. CLEVELAND John Paul Lewis Sr., 77, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 26, 2014, in a local health care facility after a difficult battle with cancer. Mr. Lewis was born Nov.

Johnie Overturf

Johnie Wayne Overturf, 58, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. He had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He had worked

Robert Parham

Robert Newsome Parham, 44, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Rob was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and was treated at the Emory Winship Cancer Institute. Rob

Peter Pray

Peter William Pray, 48, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother who loved hunting, fishing, working on cars, and was employed by Bull Moose.

Larry Queen

LaFAYETTE Larry Douglas Queen, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Douglas was a longtime member of Peavine Baptist Church. An Air Force Veteran, he served for four
Charles John Schuman, 44, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in a local hospital. He was born in Farmington, Minn., on July 26, 1969 a son of Joseph and

Virginia Short

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Virginia C. Short, 68, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Larry Campbell, Jerry Stockwell and Andy Weaver officiating. Burial: Coalmont Cemetery. Visitation 2-9 p.m.

Sandra Shortridge

Sandra Charlene Holman Shortridge, 48, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. She was born to the late Joe Ray and Evelyn Holman on May 10, 1965 in Athens,

Annette Smith

Fla. Annette Carrell Smith, 50, formerly of Bryant, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. She really enjoyed keeping up and associating with her family and friends by phone, was of the Baptist faith.
Cheryl Lee Stewart, 55, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith and a former employee for Kangaroo. Survivors include her husband, David Stewart Sr.;
Edural Lee Walker Sr., 72, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. He was a

Talitha Wallace

Talitha Bowman Wallace, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Talitha was retired as a bookkeeper for the Catoosa County Road Commissioner. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, fishing, canning and watching game shows. She loved
Clifford W. Washington Jr., 54, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in a Nashville hospital. Visitation at 11 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at noon at Heritage Church of Christ,
Patty Wilson Patty Wilson, 69, Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at home surrounded by her adoring family after a nine year battle with ovarian cancer. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral


(LiL Poochie) Dec. 25, 1971- March 1, 2000 In Loving Remembrance Its been fourteen years since you went home alone. It hasnt been easy living without you but we know that you would want us

In MemorySallie Edmonds

Ms. Sallie Bell Edmonds March 1, 1930- April 18, 2013 If tears could build a stairwell and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. No


Melvin (Brando) Fennell March 1, 1986-July 4, 2011 Happy Birthday! Missed, but not forgotten. From family and friends. Love you, "Brando"

In MemoryLeona Poe

Leona Smartt Poe Nov. 10, 1916 - March 1, 2008 "Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God." Your Family
March 1, 1924 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We Love You. Catherine, Georgia Ann, Rahmann, Carolyn, Jackie, Evelyn, Bopeep, Sandra and Rosetta.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...