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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

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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

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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
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,...
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
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.