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Local Obits for Thu. May 15, 2014


Shirley Faye Allen, 71, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 1, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Saturday, May 17, from

Charles Ashley

Rossville
Charles Ashley, 85, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his home. He was an Elder of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Ringgold, Ga., and.retired from J.D. Helton Roofing Co. He was preceded
Ellen Shields Bivens, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church, retired from SunTrust Bank and was a long time

Imogene Blevins

Fort payne
Imogene Jones Blevins, 80, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday, from Fort Payne Church of God. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral
KNOXVILLEEdBorum, 60, passed away suddenly Monday, May 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester and Nell Borum; brother, Buck Borum; sisters, Bobbie Jean Beckett, and Joyce Woodburn; aunt, Edna Pendergrass; uncle,

Pat Bridgman

Chatsworth
Pat Bridgman, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her residence. She had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga and Chatsworth area and she had

Agnes Brodie

Rossville
Agnes Marie Akins Brodie, 82, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. Agnes was a loving mother and grandmother,
John Franklin "B.J." Bunton, Sr., 71, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his residence. He was born Nov. 21, 1942 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. John was of Baptist faith. He retired from the U.S.
James Robert Burnum, 80, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at his home. James worked as a general labor with Atlas Co. He was of the Baptist faith. James was a member of the
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
Leroy Hart, 92, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Hart and Sarah Hurston; brothers, B.D. Hurston and Buddy Hurston.

Ival Hill

Bryant
Ival Lean Hutcheson Hill, 92, went to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning, May 14, 2014. She was an avid gardener and housewife. Mrs. Hill was a member of Bryant Free Home Holiness Church.
Jesse Cramuel Hines, 95, slept away to be with the Lord on Friday, May 9, 2014. He was born June 16, 1918 to the late Boomer and Lizzie Hines in Chattanooga. He was preceded

Susan Letner

Ten mile
Susan "Susie" Marie Letner, 43, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday in Roberts Cemetery, Ten Mile, with Brother Scottie Bales officiating. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today. www.bowersfh.com. Arrangements

Edna McCleod

Summerville
Edna London McCleod, 65, of Ozark, Ala., formerly of Summerville, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday at West Fifth Street Church of Christ with Brother J.J. Bankston and Pastor
Larry Wayne Miller, 70, of Harrison, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at his home. Larry was born in Madison County, Mo., on June 16, 1943 to the late Oren Virgil and Ina Evelyn
Dustin Morrison PISGAH Dustin Allan Morrison, 22, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at noon Saturday, May 17, at Macklin Baptist Church. Burial will follow in adjoining cemetery. Visitation from
Brenda Fay Padgett, 64, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She attended the Church of The Highland. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Trayner
Keiara Patton, 20, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Chattanooga, Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
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
Geneva Pearl Smith, 87, went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 12, 2014. She died peacefully at Riverside Health Care Center in Covington, Ga. after a 7-year battle with dementia. She
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

Joan Tucker

Dunlap
Joan Ann Parrott Tucker, 71, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Tucker; son, Troy Reichert; three brothers; and one nephew. Survivors include her sons, Steven, Danny,

Martha Vaughn

Bryant
Martha Kathryn Vaughn, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a member of Glendale Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by
Harold Edward Waters, 82, of Hixson passed away at a local hospital on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Mr. Waters was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Leila Wedgeworth

Summerville
Leila Louise Wedgeworth, 71, died Sunday, May 11, 201 Funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Oakhill Baptist Church. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service hour on Friday at the church.
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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...
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...
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - Richard Post, a prominent scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who researched how to store renewable energy, has died. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Raul Hector Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday. He was 98.
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.