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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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


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
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Billy Joe Royal, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music, has died. He was 73 years...
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.