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Local Obits for Wed. May 14, 2014


Russell B. Angel, 77, formerly of Chattanooga and Howard Class of 1955, departed this life on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He retired from the Navy in 1980 and TRW in 2000. He leaves to cherish
Curtis Barnes, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Arrangement will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.
Dillis Charles Brooks, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 11, 2014, reuniting with the love of his life, Charlene B. Brooks. His presence will be missed and his memory will
Tean Dalrymple, 85, of Hixson, died from complications of COPD on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Tean was born in Geraldine, Ala., on May 27, 1928 and graduated Geraldine High School. He moved to Chattanooga in

Leonard Gross

Beersheba springs
Leonard Floyd Gross, 93, went home to be with his Lord, Monday May 12, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, deacon of Grace Baptist Church
Leroy Hart, 92, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Lela Holmes, 79, departed this life on Sunday, May 11, 2014, peacefully in her home. She leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Meritta Johnson and Glenda Jenkins, of Rochester, N.Y., Lendia Langford, of

Billy Joe Huber

Winchester
Billy Joe Huber, 62, passed from this life on Monday, May 12, 2014. Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. today, May 14, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. today

Dr. Lorayne Lester

Knoxville
Dr. Lorayne Woy Lester passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014. A native of Birmingham, Ala., her family later moved to Chattanooga. She subsequently attended The University of Tennessee and graduated with the bachelor of

William Moore

, crossville
William Darrell Moore, 88, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. He was born Saturday, May 08, 1926 in Jochin, W.Va., son of Jack James Moore and Virgina Violet

Margaret Morris

Sherwood
Margaret Elizabeth Morris, 83, passed from this life on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, May 14, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Brother Ray Winton
Virginia Ann "Sister" Wells Newsom, 79, of Chattanooga, passed on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. She was educated in the Chattanooga Public School system and a member of the Howard High

Donald Pennington

Chickamauga
Donald Nelson Pennington, 67, went home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ Monday, May 12, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Chattanooga, and had resided in the Chickamauga area
Sister Elvira Edmonds, 95, died on Monday, May 12, 2014. Mrs. Edmonds was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar "Auce" Edmonds; mother, Elsie Clark; brother, Deward Clark. Survivors include children, Imogene (Charles) Angel, Pikeville;
Johnnie Joyce Poe, 86, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Life Care Center of Red Bank. Johnnie was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Home Folks Restaurant in Soddy-Daisy as a cook.
Aaron Robinson, 56, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Bonita Rogers

Lynchburg
Bonita Bell Raby Burton Rogers, 86, passed from this life on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today, May 14, in the Jennings Moore-Cortner Chapel with Pastor Leo Bachard
Pat Scasbrick, 69, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014. She had retired as an RN at Continue Care Health Services. Pat greatly enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing, hunting and gardening. She

James Scoggins

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE James Michael Scoggins, 65, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, growing up in the Lakeview area before moving to Subligna and graduating from Chattooga

Sandy Slatton

Whitwell
Sandy Denise Slatton, 40, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Aley Slatton; sister, Brenda Young; brothers, Steve Slatton, Glen Slatton. Those left to cherish her
Patricia Ann LaDuke Smith, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chickamauga, Chattanooga area, she was a member of Shields Baptist Church and was a former employee
Sybil Smith, 65, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Bessie Brown; son, Marvin Smith Jr; and daughter, Stacy Smith. Survivors include her husband, Marvin
Norman Joshen Sr., 75, passed away at home on Thursday, May 9, 2014. He was born on Jan. 12, 1939 in Griffin, Ga., to Emmit Josey and Thelma Reid. Norman retired from Yellow Freight after
Kenneth Devon Stephens, 60, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. He dedicated his life to serving his country through military service and his community through law enforcement with the Signal Mountain Police
Franklin Joseph "Joe" Stewart Jr., 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014. A native of Soddy-Daisy, he worked at BlueCross BlueShield for 15 years. Joe was a Christian and served his country

William Turley Jr.

Tracy city
William Turley Jr., 85, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Hill Cemetery. Visitation after 11 a.m. today. Online condolences www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Foster & Lay Funeral

Mildred Wilson

Summerville
Mildred Guar Wilson, 88, died Sunday, May 11, 2014. Survivors, husband, John Wilson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. today, May 14, Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation
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Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the 'godfather of gore,' has died. He was 87.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator Ben Steele has died in Montana. He was 98.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The executive producer of TV's "NCIS" and creator of "NCIS: New Orleans" has died. CBS says in a statement that Gary Glasberg died in his sleep...