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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 24, 2014



Linda Bice

Summerville
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

Rainsville
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.

Rossville
Raymond E. Ford Sr., 81, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. 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

Fort oglethorpe
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

Athens
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,

In MemorySTEVEN EVANS

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
LOS ANGELES-Alvin Toffler, author of the influential 1970 futurist bestseller "Future Shock," died Monday in his sleep at his home in Bel-Air, according to Yvonne Merkel, a spokeswoman for his...
LOS ANGELES-Alvin Toffler, author of the influential 1970 futurist bestseller "Future Shock," died Monday in his sleep at his home in Bel Air, according to Yvonne Merkel, a spokeswoman for...
DETROIT (AP) - Mack Rice, composer of "Mustang Sally" and co-writer of "Respect Yourself" has died in Detroit at the age of 82.
Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, has died. He was 82.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on Pat Summitt, the former Tennessee women's coach who died Tuesday morning at age 64. (all times local):
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Herr, whose visceral nonfiction novel "Dispatches" exposed the ravages of the Vietnam War in the 1970s, has died after a long illness. He was 76.
NEW YORK (AP) - A former inspector general fired by President Barack Obama over his handling of an investigation into a former NBA star and Obama supporter has died. Gerald...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Longtime Ohio newspaper publisher John F. Wolfe, whose family sold The Columbus Dispatch last year and still owns television and radio stations, has died at age...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ralph Stanley, a patriarch of Appalachian music who with his brother Carter helped expand and popularize the genre that became known as bluegrass, died Thursday. He...
ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA (AP) - A brother of former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe of Antigua says the former official of the world body has died amid an...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders, who bombed Japan during World War II in retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor,...
Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who formed one half of the famed Memphis Horns with partner and tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, has died. He was 74.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpet player Wayne Jackson, who played standout horn lines on rock 'n' roll, soul, R&B and pop mainstays along with Memphis Horns partner and tenor saxophonist...
BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) - A champion show jumper who competed in six Olympics before coaching the United States to Olympic gold has died. Frank Chapot was 84.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Pennsylvania animal cruelty officer who starred in two reality TV shows has died.
LOS ANGELES - Actor Anton Yelchin, perhaps best known for his role in the new "Star Trek" films, died early Sunday after his vehicle rolled down his Los Angeles driveway...
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Zurlon Tipton, a former Indianapolis Colts running back, has died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership in suburban Detroit. He was 26.