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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 25, 2014

Mary Adams

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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


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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,
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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.
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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.
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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
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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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.