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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 25, 2014



Mary Adams

Ringgold
Mary Ella Merrill Adams, age 75, of Ringgold, GA passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Hutcheson Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jacqueline Elaine Adams Hemphill, parents,
Mildred Biggs , 93, of Chattanooga passed Monday, March 24, 2014, at a local health care facility. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors; 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414
Loretta Brown, age 90, of Michigan, formerly of LaFollette passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, William Brown. Survivors include her daughter, Joan Carpenter. Services will be at 2 p.m.
Demarcus Bryant, Infant, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
William McKinley Chauncey, 97, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home early Sunday morning, March 23, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
Barbara Jean Christison, age 78, of Hixson TN, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Barbara's funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home-North chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN
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
Barbara McIntyre Dodson, 79, of Athens, TN, died Monday, morning, March 24, 2014. Funeral service 7:00 pm, Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home. Interment 11 a.m., Wednesday, Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the funeral
Elsie P. Durrah, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Helen Harrington, 98, of Jasper, passed away, Sunday, March 23, 2014. She had been a residence of Jasper for the past 43 years after moving from Humboldt, TN. She retired from teaching at
Jared Michael Hawkins, 16, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Louis Howard, 79, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
John James Kazanowski, John James Kazanowski passed away at Alexian Village, Signal Mountain on March 23, 2014. He was born April 28, 1925 in Manchester, NH and resided there during his formative years. He
Michael Kennard, 63, passed away on March 23, 2014 in Chattanooga, TN. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Ruth Layne

Powells crossroads
Ruth Elizabeth Hardy Layne, age 95, of Powell's Crossroads, passed away Sunday March 23, 2014 in a local hospital surrounded by family. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Mosley Hardy.

Stacey Lee

Dayton
Stacey Annette (Bishop) Lee, age 43, of Dayton died unexpectedly March 23, 2014 at her daughter's home. She was born March 24, 1970 in Dayton. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray
George Brooks Nye, 86, passed away to his heavenly home on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Christ United Methodist Church. Interment will

Tommy Owens

Chickamauga
Tommy Owens, 73, of Chickamauga passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at his residence. He was a native of Scottsboro, AL and had lived most of his life in the Chickamauga area. Mr.

Barbara Shirley

Chickamauga
Barbara Jean Herron Shirley, age 57 of Chickamauga, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was of the Baptist Faith. Barbara was a former employee
Dorothy Ivey Smith, age 68 of Tullahoma, TN passed from this life on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at her home. She was born May 4, 1945 in Manchester; the daughter of the late James
Margaret Spain, 91, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Mary Stephens

Charleston
Mary Louise Coleman Stephens, 89, of Charleston, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Survivors include her son, Frizzell (Terri) Coleman grandchildren, Shane (Becky) Coleman and Felicia (Jeremy) McAlister; and ten great grandchildren. The funeral
LaFOLLETTE Jimmy Richard Sutton, age 69, of LaFollette passed away March 22, 2014. Preceded in death by mother, Hattie Davis. Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Walters, of Knoxville. Caregiver, Rachell Gardner. Services will
Merlin Joseph Wagner Sr., 68, of Gautier, Miss., passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, in Silt, Colo. Mr. Wagner was born March 30, 1945, in Hammond, La., to the late Louis R. and Merva Wagner

Retha Wilcox

Chattanooga
Retha McNabb Wilcox, 85, of Chattanooga, TN passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 in a local healthcare facility. She loved television, sewing, needle point, gardening and especially her family. She was of the Christian

In MemoryROBERTA C. TONEY

March 25, 2010 Four years, four years, four very long years Missing you, I think Ive cried a river of tears. Tears of sorrow, knowing I cant hug and kiss you tomorrow. However, the more

In MemoryBEULAH VASSAR

March 25, 1925- May 12, 2013 In Loving Memory Of a caring mother. Happy Birthday! From your sons John W., Bobby Lee, and Thomas R. & Families.
April 9, 1969- March 25, 2010 It has been four years, there is a big hole in our hearts that will never be filled again. We love and miss you. Mom, dad, Zackery,
William Onyeabor, the elusive Nigerian musician who pioneered a stuttering style of electronic funk in the '70s and '80s before retreating from the spotlight to focus on his faith and...
HOUSTON (AP) - Funeral services are set for former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to have walked on the moon.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical...
LOS ANGELES - Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who produced rich social, cultural and political histories that chronicled the origins and rapid transformation of the Golden State, has died....
NEW YORK (AP) - Dick Gautier, the Tony-nominated actor who found fame as Hymie the Robot on the 1960s sitcom "Get Smart," has died. He was 85.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a former professional wrestler who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died....
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the Robot on...
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - Eddie Long, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died. He was 63.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Genetics researcher Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2007, is dead at age 91.
NEW YORK (AP) - William Peter Blatty, the author of "The Exorcist," has died. He was 89.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tommy Allsup, a guitarist best known for losing a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film historian and author Betty Lasky has died. She was 94.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Genetics researcher Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2007, is dead at age 91.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Archbishop Patricio Fernandez Flores, former archbishop of the San Antonio Roman Catholic archdiocese and the first Mexican-American to rise to bishop in the U.S. Catholic church,...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Parker Beam, longtime master distiller for Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distilleries, has died after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 75.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Fly fishing legend, conservationist and catch-and-release pioneer Bud Lilly has died of congestive heart failure at a Montana care center. He was 91.
BALTIMORE (AP) - George Beall, the federal attorney who headed the investigation and prosecution that led to Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president, has died, his wife says.