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Local Obits for Wed. May 21, 2014

Sammie Joe Alldredge, 70, passed from this life suddenly on Monday, May 19, 2014. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Oneonta, Ala. Visitaton
Evelyn Annette Barker, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held at noon today, May 21, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral
Hugh Curtis Blair IV, known as Curt to many, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 after an extended battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nancy

Ruth Carden

Ruth Farris Carden, 73, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Carden; and several siblings. Survivors include her children, Marty Farris, Robin Graf; sister,
Bobby Ray Carlisle, 59, of Jasper, Tenn., passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Oscar Conner, 74, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014, in an area hospital. He was a loving father and grandfather who loved his family with all of his heart. Mr. Conner retired

Ann Derryberry

Delorise "Ann" Derryberry, 60, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She was a former member of the Fairview Church of the Nazarene and had worked at the LaFayette,

Carolyn Floyd

Lookout mountain
Carolyn Montez Floyd, 73, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014. She was a life-long resident of Lookout Mountain and member of Scenicland Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winston
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,

Sue Howard

Sue C. Howard, 74, passed away Monday evening, May 19, 2014, at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. A native of Athens and longtime resident of Decatur, she was a daughter of the late Hessie and Ruth
Louise Johnson, 96, of Libby, Mont., formerly of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was born Nov. 18, 1917, in Birchwood, Tenn., to the late Dr. L.L. Friddell and Mista Coppinger Friddell.

Telina Lowrance

Telina Ann Lowrance, 38, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. She loved cooking and spending time with her family, loved her dogs, Daisy, Oreo, Lady and Rocky. She was manager of S & L
Robert E. Massengale, 51, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Imogene

Mildred Mull

Mildred Lucille Mull, 82, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at Hamilton Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn C. Mull; parents, Roy and Eunice Edgeman;

Juanita Painter

Juanita Davis Painter, 95, widow of Judge Paul W. Painter, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Stephanie Potts

Stephanie Brooke Blansit Potts, 32, formerly of Dalton, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jenny Bolin Blansit. Brooke loved and was dedicated to her

Donald Strong

Fort oglethorpe
Donald Edward Strong, 71, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Sandra Kay Wall died on Friday, May 16, 2014, at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, Md., surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, May 21,

James Watson

James "Don" Watson, 84, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Dolores M. Watson; five daughters; three sons; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Family will have a

Zell Woods

LaFAYETTE Zell Gore Woods, 89, died Monday, May 19, 2014. Mrs. Woods was born March 21, 1925, to the late Edward and Jewel Shirah Gore. She was also preceded in


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In Loving Memory of Our Mother, Lucy Mae Paris on her Birthday! If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. You're gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit

In MemoryJohnny L. Smith

May 21, 1950-Nov. 22, 1999 Happy Birthday, Johnny! We love and miss you! Your wife Connie, daughters Polly and Laura, Mother Marian, sister Peggy, brother Dennis, and Granchildren.

In MemoryBeatrice Swift

Missing you everyday. Love Always, your family


Telly S. Petty-Jackson May 21, 1975 - July 2, 2001 Happy Birthday!!


We love you, Susan, Mom, Dad, Julie, Kevin, Phillip, Tanner, & Ryan
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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.