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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 24, 2014

Linda Bice

Mrs. Linda Gail Franklin Bice, 56, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Surviving: husband, Danny Ray Bice; sons, Michael Bice, Jason Bice; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Funeral: today, March 24, 2014, 7 p.m., Coffman Funeral Home.

Roy Chandler

Roy Allen Chandler, 80, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Crowne Health Care. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Funeral services: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. Rainsville Funeral Home
William McKinley Chauncey, 97, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home early Sunday morning, March 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Lettie Jane Chauncey. He was also
Winifred "Winnie" Noonan Clay, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, March 22, 2014. Born in Syracuse, N.Y. on November 13, 1932, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Coyne. Winnie was a homemaker
Betty Jean Curtis, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was born and raised in Pikeville, Tenn. and had lived the past fifty years in Chattanooga where she raised and cheered for
John Marshall Fausch, 68, of Decatur, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in an area hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Tim Vermaas Officiating. Interment

Raymond Ford Sr.

Raymond E. Ford Sr., 81, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Phyllils Franklin, 70, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Donald Franklin Hale, 91, of Chattanooga died Friday, March 21, 2014 in a local healthcare center. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Hale was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company after 33 years of
Brenda Lynn Howard, 67, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was born to the late Carl and Louise OBryant Coheley. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Frank Buckley Jr., 63, passed away March 11, 2014 at his residence. Funeral: 12 p.m. today, March 24, at Warren Chapel AME Church. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at
Monty Nichols Millard, 62, of Red Bank, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 in a local hospital. He was a son of the late Calvin and Willodene Nichols Millard. Monty attended Red Bank Elementary

Gary Mitchell

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Gary Lee Mitchell, 48, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and was employed with Team 3 Logistics. He enjoyed fishing and spending time

Evelyn Moore

Evelyn Anita Moore, 61, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Ziegler Funeral Home. Funeral Services to follow at 7 p.m. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.
Lynda Ryon Newton, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith and was a faithful employee of Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company for almost 45 years.
George Brooks Nye, 86, passed away to his heavenly home on Sunday, March 23, 2014. He was born in Scottsboro, Alabama. He graduated from Central High School and attended UTC. He was a member of
Mrs. Ruth Orene Chapman Pipkin, 100, passed away at her home in Rome Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was a native of LaFayette, and had lived in Rome for the past 67 years. She was
Sidney Duane Reynolds, 76, of Signal Mountain passed away on Thursday, March 20, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Sid was born in Dodge City, Kansas on August 11, 1937. His parents Sidney
Wilber T. Rock, 94, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at a health care facility. Funeral arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.
Shafer , 88, of Chattanooga passed Friday, March 21,2014, at a local health Care Facility. He was preceeded in death by his parents and daughter Kathy Lynn Shafer and attented the Saint Marlcs UM Church.
Terrance Swafford, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Robert L. Whitmill, 85, of Collegedale, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on Friday, March 21. He was born May 22, 1928. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25,


of my son, Steven Evans, who went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2011. Son it has already been 3 years since that early March morning. Son that was the saddest morning and
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.