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Local Obits for Fri. May 16, 2014



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
Lillie Faw ROSSVILLE Lillie M. Faw, 93, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Arrangement will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.
Curtis A. "Spike" Barnes Jr., 61, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, comforted by his faithful wife and daughter. Mr. Barnes was born in Fort Bragg, N.C.,
Robert Everett Bostrom 71, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

Jimmy Byers

Monteagle
Jimmy Ray Byers, 78, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Bridge in Monteagle. Service 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Minister Paul Tittle officiating. Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, 931-924-2381.
Emma Lou Hughley Corbin, 75, went home to Glory on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her residence. She was employed for many years at Central Soya and Seaboard Farms. She was preceded in death
Tean Dalrymple, 85, of Hixson, died from complications of COPD on Sunday, May 11, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, May 16, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor
Juanita Dunigan, 51, of Chattanooga, died Friday, May 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by mother, Annie M. Taylor; father, Ulyssese Knight; sister, Wanda Dunigan. She is survived by children, Australia, Terry, Chezaray and

Mary Feagans

Dunlap
Mary Angela Boston Feagans, 36, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at her home. She was of the Baptist faith. She donated her time to help support those who were battling cancer. She was preceded

Joe Holder

South pittsburg
Raymond Joe Holder, 79, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. The son of the late William "Mack" and Ellen Raulston Holder, he was a proud U.S. Army Veteran having served as a
Clara Frances Howard, 94, of Hixson, a faithful, long-time member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 15, 2014. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend
Brenda Fay Padgett, 64, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in

Roselyn Runyons

Cleveland
Roselyn Renae Runyons departed this life Monday, May 12, 2014. She was born Jan. 16, 1981. She graduated from Cleveland High School in 1999 and received her certificate in nursing. At an early age (under

Lucille Sartin

Whitwell
Lucille "Granny" Sartin, 94, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2014. She was a member of Victory Basptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest F. Sartin Sr.; parents, John Willis and

Demple Sewell

Winchester
Demple Lenora Judkins Sewell, 81, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, May 16, 2014, in the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in
Juanita Thomas, 69, of Chattanooga, passed Sunday May 11, 2014. She retired from Erlanger Hospital. She is survived by son, Donthee Thomas; sisters, Justine (Bobby) Johnson, Betty Bledsow; brother, John Lewis, of Indiana; six grandchildren;

Charles Toomey

Cleveland
Charles Kenneth Toomey, 84, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Survivors: wife, Virgie Mantooth Toomey; children, Trish Yates and Susan Toomey; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister. The funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday at

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FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.