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Local Obits for Thu. May 22, 2014



Martha Aikens

Athens
Martha Ann May Aikens, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel. Receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at the
Melissa Ann Vaught Belcher 40, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Bobby R. "Boo" Carlisle passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, due to complications following surgery. He was 59. He was a fine friend, son, brother and uncle. Born in Chicago, Ill., his family moved to
Kathy Davis Carter, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church and attended Christ United Methodist Church. Kathy was a graduate
David Spencer Charlesworth passed from this world and went home on Sunday, May 18, 2014. He will be truly missed by family and friends. David was kind hearted and always had a smile for everyone.

Ann Derryberry

Ringgold
Delorise "Ann" Derryberry, 60, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 7

James Edgeworth

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE James Lee Edgeworth, 58, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today, May 22, at Mason Funeral Home Chapel. There will be a gathering of family and
Justin Lee Elrod, 28, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. He was born on July 6, 1985 to Malcom and Judith Elrod. Justin loved to play the guitar, Facebook and hangout with
Alton Ford, 38, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Kirk Hamilton Hall, 72, Sale Creek, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. Preceded in death by mother and father. He is survived by son, Kirk Brian (Melissa) Hall; daughter, Sherri (David) Weber; and brothers, Carter

Clara Hughes

Rock spring
Clara Nell Hughes died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was a member of Comminity Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Derrill Hughes. She is survived by a daughter, Sherrie
Peggy Markum Peggy Joyce Von Schaaf Markum, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. Peggy retired from and was a faithful member
Willie Johnson, 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Charles Beckham Linder, 84, of Snellville, Ga., went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 15, 2014, at East Side Medical Center in Snellville. He was born in Louisville, Ky., on April 26, 1930. A
Barbara Sue Miller, 59, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. She was born in Jackson County, Ala., but had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of

James Mitchell

Pikeville 1
James "Buddy" Wayman Mitchell, born Nov. 4,1932, in McMinnville, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was a 1951 graduate of Bledsoe County High School and an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Buddy
John Agnue Montgomery, 63, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Erlanger. John was born in Dayton. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and Desert Storm. He was a janitor at
Don Strong FORT OGLETHORPE Donald Edward "Don" Strong, 71, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday May 20, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Strong has been a resident of Fort Oglethorpe

Juanita Painter

Rossville
Juanita Davis Painter, long-time resident of Rossville and widow of Superior Court Judge Paul W. "Johnny" Painter, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Born on April 8, 1919 in Murray County, Ga., she was the

Stephanie Potts

Cartersville
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
Robert Tommie Sibert, 74, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center North. Funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Salem Church Cemetery.
Charles Smalling, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Ernest L. "Buddy" Sweatt, 80, of Hixson, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea and retired from Ravenscroft Apartments. He was a charter member and

Barbra Voshell

Ringgold
Barbra Jo Voshell, 80, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a resident of the North Georgia area for the past 46 years, having moved here from Smyrna, Del. She

Thomas Warner

Flintstone
Thomas "Tommy" Charles Warner, 40, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Tommy was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and a member of Calvary church of God. Tommy retired in 2010 from I.B.E.W.

In MemoryJACKLYN MORRIS

Its been 8 years today, but it seems like yesterday. You were the best big sister a little sister could have. Youre missed by all of us. Your sisters, Lee & Kim & The

In MemoryJOYCE E. MOTEN

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Mother its been four years since you went from pain to paradise and we miss you so much but
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arthur L. Alarcon, who was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
SEATTLE (AP) - Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in...