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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
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VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87.