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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
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...