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Local Obits for Tue. May 20, 2014


Evelyn Annette Barker, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at her home. She was of the Church of God faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Paul Barker. Survivors

Charles Chandler

Fort payne
Charles Vernon Chandler, 84, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services at 11 a.m. CDT today, May 20, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Lebanon Cemetery www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will

Janice Cisco

Rainsville
Janice Marie Cisco, 62, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at her residence. Funeral is set for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21. Burial will follow at New Canaan Cemetery (College). Visitation 9 a.m.-8
Linda Kay Ericson, 64, San Marcos, Texas, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 14, 2014. She was a native of Moundsville, W.Va., and had lived in the Chattanooga area for many years
Robby Earl Floyd, 54, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014. The memorial service will be 7 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Chaplain Reggie Asplund officiating. Visitation is 4 p.m.

Mickey Harwood

Pikeville
Mickey Harwood, 78, died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his home. Mr. Harwood was a 1955 graduate of Rhea County High School. He was of the Methodist faith, a Bledsoe County Commissioner, where he served
Robert Scott Henderson, 54, of Sweetwater, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 18, 2014. He was a graduate of Chilhowee Baptist Academy in Seymour, Tenn., and has been a resident of Sweetwater,
Emma Katherine Kelley, 89, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Emma was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Tom Franklin Kelley; brothers, Jake Ziegler and Bill Ziegler. She was
Barbara Jean Keltch, 55, of Sale Creek, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Barbara was born Dec. 30, 1958, in Jackson County, Ark. She was known for her kind heart and love for her family. Her
Robert B. McCorkle, 79, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held Monday, May 19, with burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements were by the
Shelia Ann Melton, 64, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 17, 2014, at her home in Knoxville. Graveside services are 3 p.m. today at Browns Gap Cemetery on Sand Mountain with

Margaret Morgan

Pikeville
Margaret Jane Romines Morgan, 94, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Henry Morgan; parents, Marjorie and McKinley Romines; brothers and sisters, Catherine Edmondson,

Norman Morris

Winchester
Norman R. Morris, 69, passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation from 5
f East Ridge died Sunday, May 18, 2014 she was born June 6, 1943 in Chattanooga to the late Roy Dean and Jerry McDade. She was a devoted wife and wonderful mother.
Keiara Patton, 20, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Chattanooga. She was a loved by many and will forever be in our hearts. Graduated from Howard Class of 2012. Survivors include her children,

Bert Phillips

Dunlap
Bert Ronald "Ronnie" Phillips, 77, died in a Chattanooga hospital Monday, May 19, 2014. He was in the Korean War. Preceded in death by mother, Gladys Laymon Davis; stepfather, Arbrail Davis; two sons, Reese Phillips

Pamela Segars

Sylvania
Pamela Mae Segars, 61, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014. A Memorial service will be held by the family at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from the Harmony Baptist Church. Brother Hal Daigre will
Ernest Sweatt, of Hixson, died Monday, May 19, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.
Melvin L. Warren Sr. passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1930 in Chattanooga, to the late Walker Lee Warren and Stella Eledge Warren. He was a

Margaret Wash

Ringgold
Margaret Loretta Wash, 98, departed this life Sunday, May 18, 2014. She was a member of Calvary Memorial Baptist Church in Ringgold. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. Wash; daughter, Darlene Folck;
Marjorie Joye Wyatt passed away peacefully Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the age of 81. Among her many talents she was an artist, nurse, and gardener. She was the manager of the Grace

In MemoryTONY GILLIOM

"What Is A Wonderful Son" A son is a miracle send from above, a gift that brings smiles from the start, adventure, excitement, and dreams coming true and proud moments to hold in your heart.

In MemorySAMUEL HERRING

Samuel "Lil Bro" Herring May 20, 1961-Feb. 22, 2013 Gone but not forgotten The Herring Family
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A relative says Christy O'Donnell, a single mom with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death follows:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...