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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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LAS VEGAS (AP) - The woman who designed the iconic neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to Las Vegas since 1959 has died.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man's obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. And don't...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64.
CHICAGO (AP) - Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died....
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a staunch Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened Richard Nixon's resignation, has died. He was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Canadian-born filmmaker Paul Almond, who created the landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" has died.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chef Homaro Cantu has been found dead in Chicago.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A younger brother of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) has died in Ohio. Richard Boehner was 60.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," has died. He was 74.
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - A man believed to be New Jersey's longest-serving mayor has died. Gerry Calabrese was the mayor of Cliffside Park for the past 50 years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Bill Arhos, who founded "Austin City Limits" and helped propel the public television show into a mecca for music's biggest influences, has died. He was 80.
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UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Friends and family members say Robert Kirkland, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built a national chain of home decor stores and donated $100 million to...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former mob enforcer in Rhode Island with ties to late New England crime boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca has died in a federal prison in North...