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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 11, 2014


Norma Johnson Barker, 81, a lifelong resident of Signal Mountain, passed away quietly in the arms of her loving husband the morning of March 8, 2014 following a battle with dementia. She was a devoted
Wayne M. Berry, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was 73 years old. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Dolly Darlene Slayback Boydston, 52, died Sunday, March 9, 2104, at Erlanger Medical Center. Survivors include husband, Eddie Boydston; daughter, Jennifer Gass; mother, Donna Davide; brothers, Donnie Slayback (Nancy), Danny Slayback (Fran Bethune); grandchildren, Gage,
Hardie Tharpe Brock, 86, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at her daughters home. She was born April 11, 1927 to Clarence William Tharpe and Mary Campbell Tharpe. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Hardie was
William Brown, 61, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in a local hospital. He attended Ridgedale Baptist Church and the Servants Sunday School Class. Survived by two sons, Chase Brown,
Amelia Burzynski, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Basilica of St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Lane
Mary Ruth Clemons, of Signal Mountain, passed away in heavenly peace on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clemons to whom she was

Sarah Daniels

Fort oglethorpe
Sarah Inis Bottoms Daniels, 94, went home to be with Jesus Sunday, March 9, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Meigs County, Tenn. on Dec. 25, 1919, a daughter of

Raymond Davis

Dunlap
James "Raymond" Davis, 62, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Poelman and son-in-law, Justin Boyd. Survivors include his high school sweetheart and

Tunney Dunn

Pikeville
Tunney Dunn, 86, died Sunday, March 9, 2014. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. A memorial service of his life will be planned at a later date. Arrangements by Putnam-ReedFuneral Home, 127 South, Pikeville,
Berious "Sister" Edwards, 88, of Chattanooga, departed this life on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Funeral: today at noon at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Carlos Williams as the eulogist. Burial: Chattanooga National

Gladys Farrow

Gallatin
Gladys Phillips Farrow, 87, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. Mrs. Farrow was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Anniston, Ala. She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Farrow. She

Lois Frasier

Rainsville
Lois Ogle Fraiser, 91, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Erlanger. Funeral services at 2 p.m. today, March 11, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Mitchell officiating. Burial in Mount Moriah
Wanda Lea Gossett, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, in an area hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, St. Elmo 423-821-7551

Lillie Hamm

Fort oglethorpe
Lillie Mae Holland Hamm, 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 9, 2014, and her family was with her at her passing. She was born in Milan, Ga., to

Harold Hill

Flintstone
Harold Richard Hill, 76, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Anderson, Ind., on Dec. 19. 1937. Harold graduated from Toccoa Falls Institute, Toccoa
Jon Roger Hudson, 52, of Ooltewah, died Saturday, March 8, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.
Mary Frances Thraikill Jones, 91, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the Life Care of Hixson, after many years of failing health. She was born on July 25, 1922. Mary was preceded in

Naomi Keen

Winchester
Naomi Deane "Dixie" Keen, 92, died Thursday, March 6, 2014. Funeral at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, Fla. Interment in Oak Hill Burial Park, Bartow, Fla. Visitation

Jessie Little

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Jessie Lee Turnipseed Little, 84, of Phenix City, Ala., departed this life at her residence on Friday, March 7, 2014. Jessie was born Sept. 6, 1929, in Rock Spring, Ga., to the late
Betty J. Lynn, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of
George M. Marshall, 84, of East Ridge, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. Mr. Marshall was born in Gamaliel, Ky., to James and Lexie Mae Marshall. He was a member of East Ridge Church
Charles "Charlie" Braddock Patterson, 48, of Red Bank passed away Friday March 7, 2014. Charlie was preceded in death by his beloved mother and dad, Olivia and Ben Patterson; and his beloved grandparents, Lou and
Michael Lamar Payne, loving father, 62, died recently in a local hospital. He was a disabled, former architectural draftsman and Navy Veteran. Preceded in death by his father, Clarence Wallace Payne. Survived by his mother

Johnny Rape

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Johnny Rape, 71, died Saturday, March 8, 2014. Survived by loving wife of 53 years, Mary Ruth Rape; sons, Operational Specialist Senior Chief Jonell and wife, Tawnette Rape, of Chesapeake, Va.,
Ronald Robinson, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Retonga Smith, 71, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Thelma Taylor

Trenton
Thelma Ruth Whited Taylor, 81, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was a homemaker and loved sewing, quilting and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Pearley Love Whited; sister,
Charlene (Letner) Branham, 76, of Ten Mile, TN, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at her residence.. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in
Tammy Bennett Terrell, 41, of Junction City, Kan., passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Her untimely death will be difficult on her entire family. Tammy will be missed by all of those who loved
Ethel Juanita Thrower, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by two sons, Arville and Steve Thrower. Juanita is survived by her son, John Thrower, of Alabama; two

Robert Wilder

Rainsville
Robert G. Wilder, 78, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Funeral services at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Green's Chapel Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.

Mike Woodward

Decatur
Mike "Papaw" Woodard, 57, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his residence. He loved all and enjoyed life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Nina Woodard; one brother, Tony Woodard;

Nellie Wooten

Fort payne
Nellie E. Wooten, 91, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at Collinsville Health & Rehab. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Town Creek Cemetery. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation

Maria Worley

Dunlap
Maria Jacqueline Worley, 61, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Maria was a loving and caring sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Oscar and Oma Lee Smith Worley. Left

In MemoryShirley Campbell

April 26, 1941 - March 11, 2009 We love and miss you so much. Kathy, Curnice, Leon and family.
We love you and miss you every day. Miss your laugh and the love you had for all of your family. Loving wife, Betty; children, Sharon, Pam, Ron, Wendy, Wanda; grandchildren,

In MemoryWesteena Knight

"In loving memory of Tena" March 11, 1963- March 22, 2013 God looked into His garden And saw an empty space, He then looked down From Heaven An saw your loving face. He

In MemoryMorris Smith

Morris "Oogie" Smith March 13, 2013 My life, my love, I have endured unbearable pain since your death. It seems like it was yesterday. In losing you, I lost a part of me that I

In MemoryLee Varner

Lee M. Varner March 11, 1941 March 11, 2013 Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts. We love and miss you more than you could

In MemoryLUTRICIA WADE

March 11, 1948- March 11, 2013 Happy Birthday Mom From David (Vanessa) Madison, Elishia (Tony) Dunson, and grandchildren.
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...
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NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
NEW YORK (AP) - Signe Toly Anderson, a vocalist and original member of the Jefferson Airplane who left the band after its first record and was replaced by Grace Slick,...
DALLAS (AP) - Rusty Rose, a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former president George W. Bush, has died at the age of 74.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the 1960s rock group Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the San Francisco-based band through its transformation from hippies to hit...
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Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...