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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) - Arthur L. Alarcon, who was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
SEATTLE (AP) - Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in...