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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

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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 Visitation will

Janice Cisco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Samuel "Lil Bro" Herring May 20, 1961-Feb. 22, 2013 Gone but not forgotten The Herring Family
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...