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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

Bryant
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

Ringgold
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

Decatur
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

Winchester
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

Rossville
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

Huntland
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

Henegar
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

Rossville
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

Trenton
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

Decatur
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
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Fleishaker (FLY'-shay-kur), a 500-pound actor known for his work in low-budget horror films, has died. He was 62.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - The actress who was best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom "Alice" has died. Beth Howland...
Former Kentucky lawmaker and longtime thoroughbred breeder Fred Bradley whose stable of stakes winners included champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, has died. He was 85.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp who was the wife of the founder of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and a passionate advocate of Holocaust...
Patricia M. Derian, who actively supported Mississippi public school desegregation and served as assistant secretary of state for human rights during the Carter administration, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Young, who played straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom "Mister Ed," has died.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota businessman and former Vikings co-owner Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry has died at the age of 52.
In his mind, Morley Safer wasn't a television newsman. He didn't have an affinity for the camera and, in fact, admits he simply wasn't fond of it. He was a...
NEW YORK (AP) - CBS says veteran journalist and "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Guy Clark has died.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Grammy-winning Tejano star Emilio Navaira (nah-VY'-rah) has died in South Texas. He was 53.
Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," who was fired live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953, has died at age 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Darwyn Cooke, the comic book artist best known for his richly imaginative work on DC superheroes and noir crime stories, has died. He was 53.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbian state television says Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, former Yugoslavia's best known film star who was also popular in China, has died. He was 82.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A family spokesman says Nick Menza, former drummer for influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio...