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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
GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi editor Stanley Dearman, who pushed for justice in the murders of three civil rights workers, died on Saturday in Florida. The death of the...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Author and longtime newspaper columnist Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood's most notable funnymen, has died at age 73.
Nearly 200 storm chasers are paying tribute to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reaction to the death of film and TV actor Bill Paxton, of "Titanic," ''Aliens," ''The Terminator," ''Apollo 13" and the HBO series "Big Love" fame:
NEW YORK (AP) - Ward B. Chamberlin Jr., who pioneered public broadcasting, led stations in New York and Washington and helped launch the career of Oscar-nominated documentarian Ken Burns, has...
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was rescued as an infant in 1920 when she was placed in a Coney Island sideshow incubator has died. Lucille Conlin Horn was...
NEW YORK (AP) - Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel,...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Kenneth J. Arrow, the youngest -ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, has died in California. He was 95.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (skroh-vah-CHEHF'-skee) has died at age 93.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Clyde Stubblefield, a James Brown drummer who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, has died. He was 73.
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI...
DALLAS (AP) - Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken...
LOS ANGELES - Bill Paxton, who earned success through roles in movies including "Apollo 13," "Titanic," "A Simple Plan," "Weird Science," "Twister" and "True Lies," as well as that of...
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) - The WWII Navy officer who guided his warship into Japanese territory to rescue the future President John F. Kennedy and his crew is dead at...