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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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 Foster & Lay Funeral

Mildred Wilson

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
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...