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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,
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.