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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 06, 2014

Ashley Beaunka Allen, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Cynthia Denise Collier and Betty L. Allen; uncle, Glenn T. Bean,

Mary Atkins

Mary Lois Atkins, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She enjoyed sewing and gardening and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Lee Atkins; parents, Elisha and
Lt. Col. James Ayers Jr. Lt. Col James L. Ayers Jr., died Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Mr. Ayers was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Chattanooga, and graduated from Chattanooga Central High School in 1947.

Wayne Babb

Wayne Michael Babb, 62, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Bruce Sloan officiating. Interment will
Robert Marquis Betts, 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in a local hospital. He was formerly employed by ATCO Industries. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verdiel Steele and
Gabriel "Gabby" Bravo Jr., 31 of Harrison, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:12 a.m. Gabby was laid to rest at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood, Ill. on Friday, March 7, 2014. Arrangements
Edward Emerson Brown Jr., 95, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Born on Sept. 22, 1918, in Chattanooga, Ed had five brothers and two sisters
Chester Ray Cecil Sr., 85, loving father and grandfather, gained his Heavenly reward on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Parkridge Hospital. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Barbara Dobson, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Dobson; and son, Eddie "Hoss" Gray. Survivors include her sons, Joe (Andria) Dobson,
Ruthie Ragsdale Dollison formerly of Chattanooga died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Gardena Calif. She was a graduate of Howard Class of 1960. She is survived by brothers, Robert "Gene", Alvin, Carl
Berious Edwards, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements will be annouced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
William Ricker "Rick" Ferguson Jr. , a native of Signal Mountain, the son of William Ricker and Gladys Bilbrey Ferguson died on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in Pinellas Park, Fla., where he had lived

Imogene Fitch

Imogene Fitch died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral at 8 p.m. today in the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 9a.m. Friday,
Kenneth Lamar Flint Sr., 50, passed away Saturday March 1, 2014 at a local hospital. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was proceeded in death by

Mike Garrett

Clyde Michael "Mike" Garrett, 59, went to be with his heavenly father on Monday, March 3, 2014. Funeral services at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Memorials may be

Canary Greene

Seagrove, n.c.
Canary Jane Moody Greene, age 100 years and six months, of the Westmoore Community in Moore County, N.C., went to her home in heaven on Sunday evening, March 2, 2014. Toward the end of her

Stella Hale

Stella Chastain Hale, 82, departed this life Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Hosea and Molly Chastain. She later retired from LaDean Shop in Rossville, and was a member
Frank Harrison, of Chattanooga, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The family will have a visitation at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace on Saturday, March 8, from 2-4 p.m.
worth WALDENS RIDGE Cmdr. Henry Hollingsworth, 97, passed away comfortably at his home, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Veteran of World War II, Pearl
Robert E. Hunley, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Denise Jarvis, infant daughter of Stephanie and J. J. Jarvis, passed Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in a local hospital. She was loved by many including her parents and her sister, Rylee Jarvis; maternal grandparents,
Loyal T. Joner Jr., 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014. He was born on Aug. 30, 1960, in Concord, N.C. Loyal received a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University. He
Marshall Layne, 85, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bobby Webb officiating.
Earl Alfred Love, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 in a local hospital. He was a 1960 graduate of Howard High School. He retired from U.S. Pipe & Foundry after 40

Mitchell Miller

Fort payne
Mitchell Jimmy Miller, 49, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at UABhospital. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Burt Chapel with Rev. Benny Berry and Rev. Denny Renfroe officiating. Burial in Fischer Cemetery.

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Dean Morgan, 53, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his home. Funeral services 3 p.m. Saturday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Chris Haynes officiating. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday, March 8,

Jean Overdear

Jean Baker Overdear, 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Erlanger. Service at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Warren's Graveyard Cemetery. Visitation
Michael Wayne "Mike" Phy, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in a local hospital after losing his battle with cancer. He was of the Baptist faith. Mike was preceded in death

Pearl Plemons

Pearl Loretta Plemons, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles
Gary Lewis Smith Sr., 65, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Sherwood, Tenn. on Nov. 24, 1948 to Lewis Smith and Sybil Cooper Smith. Gary

Lillian Steele

Lillian Adkins Steele, 96, passed away early Wednesday morning March 5, 2014, at Dade Health & Rehab Center. She was a member of Rising Fawn Baptist Church. Mrs. Steele was preceded in death by
Whiton Sarah Maye Taylor passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Geneva, Ala. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, with Brother Roger Brothers officiating at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Visitation Saturday, March

Martha Thurman

Martha Washington Wilson Thurman, 87, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Parkwest Medical Center. Funeral at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Burial 11 a.m. Saturday in Short Creek Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Friday
Hazel Marie Young, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in a Fort Oglethorpe health care facility. She was the daughter of the late Cain Tiffen Shell and Rose Modena Masters Shell and
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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.