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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
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary stripper Carol Doda, who helped introduce topless entertainment more than 50 years ago, has died at age 78.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...