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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 12, 2014


Linda Sue Slagle Allen, 61, of Lookout Mountain, was gathered by the Lord on Monday, March 10, at 12:15 p.m. She is survived by her only son, Trip who was by her side. She is
Wayne M. Berry, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was 73 years old. Wayne was born in Youngstown, Ohio to the late John Joseph and Verna Helen Martin Berry. He

Eugene Bradford

Rossville
Eugene Bradford, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his home. He was retired from Tube Mill Combustion after 30 years of service. He was a U. S. Army veteran during the Korean War
Kenneth Leroy Chamberlain, 73, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. After 34 years of service, he retired from Asplundh Tree Experts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Isabell
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

Alton Davis

Winchester
Alton R. Davis, beloved husband and father, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens.
Mary Payne Fowle, 85, a resident of the Waterford Place Apartments in Washington, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. Ms. Fowle, born in St. Louis, Mo., was raised in Chattanooga, the daughter
Patricia Mowery Gaither, 77, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born to the late Robert and Katherine Royal Mowery. Pat was a devoted wife and
Wanda Lea Gossett, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, in an area hospital. Wanda retired from DuPont after 26 years of service and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. She
Warren H. Hatcher, 66, a resident of Benton, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, in a local hospital. He moved with his family from Sevierville, Tenn., when they organized their business, Riverside Dairy Farm in
Steven "Bebo" Marcel Hilton, 64, of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born to the late Mack and Allene Hilton, July 5, 1949, in Chattanooga. Bebo was a crane operator for 45 years
Breonna (Bre) Irving Aug. 19, 1991- March 12, 2013 Memory of you is a treasure to us. From Granny, Ruby Irving, aunt Dorothy Hammonds, cousins Tiffany Collins, Brenda and Linda Hammonds.
Judy Ann Johnson, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born on Jan. 31, 1953 in Chattanooga. She was a member of Flattop Independent
Abbie S. Jones, 83, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the

Tony Kirby

Macedonia
Tony Kirby passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Davistown Cemetery. Visitation 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today

Bobby Lawson

Cleveland
Bobby Kenneth Lawson, 76, died Monday, March 10, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lawson; children, Teresa (Michael) Hurst and Kenny (Shannon) Lawson; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral is 2 p.m.
Betty Jane Lynn, 85, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at her home. She was a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and her Sunday

Tommy Martin

South pittsburg
Tommy Reece Martin, 66, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Mr. Martin was veteran of the U.S. Army who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a member of VFW Post
Robert Allen Miller Jr., 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Robert graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. He served as an officer in Vietnam with

Alton Mitchell

Rising fawn
Alton Brown Mitchell, 79, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved fishing, and was gifted in wood carving and
David Lovell Penn, 67, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Soddy-Daisy. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with Speaker Anthony Sheets. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bakewell. Visitation
Joseph T. Ray, 83, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Parkridge Hospital. Mr. Ray was born in Cherokee County, Ala., on Dec. 20, 1930; he was the son of the late James
Helen V. Slatton, 88, of Rossville, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. Mrs. Slatton was born and raised in Warrior, Ala. She was a dedicated homemaker and loved her family very much. She was

Bobby Smolik

Rossville
Bobby Smolik, 73, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was born in Falling Water, Tenn., to the late James Franklin Smolik and Irene Gipson Newsome, and was

Herman Trammell

Summerville
Herman Ray Trammell, 65, died Monday, March 10, 2014. Survivors, wife, Ivilyee Trammell; daughter, Connie Fraser; brothers, Earnest Trammell, Joe Trammell; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. At his request, Mr. Trammell was cremated and there will

Viona Whitmore

Rossville
Viona Whitmore, 85, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Parkside Nursing Home. Survivors: one daughter, Sheila Holtzhower, of Rising Fawn, Ga.; two brothers, Arvel Cushen, of Fort Oglethorpe, Arlon Cushen of Fort Oglethorpe; two sisters,
Mary Alice Wilson, 93, a longtime resident of East Brainerd, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 10, 2014. Mary Alice was educated in the Chattanooga School System and graduated
Wilma Dean Woods, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Wilma was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and a former member of Orchard Knob Baptist Church. She is survived by her

In MemoryMORRIS SMITH

Morris "Oogie" Smith March 11, 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
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for The Associated Press in New York and Los Angeles, died Friday at age 85.
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FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.