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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
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.
DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
Video game creators and colleagues of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shared their reactions to his death from a bile duct tumor at age 55:
ATLANTA (AP) - The artist tapped to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds has died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - D'Army Bailey, a lawyer and judge who helped preserve the Memphis hotel where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and turn it into...
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.