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Local Obits for Sat. May 24, 2014


Mitchell "Mitch" Beard, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, from injuries he received in a motorcycle accident. He was 24 years old. A longtime resident of the Chattanooga area, Mitch was
Melissa Anne Vaught Belcher, 40 passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her residence. Survivors include her mother, Dianne (Dale) Dodson, of Chattanooga; father, Wayne (Sandra) Vaught, of Nashville; children, Tyler, Trevor and
Eugene Borden, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp serving in W.W. II. He was
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.

Duane Ezell

Spring city
William Duane Ezell, 55, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home. A lifetime resident of Spring City, Duane was the son of the late William Hubert "Bulldog" and Viola Miller Ezell. He was a

Julian Fricks

Rossville
Julian M. Fricks, 84, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at a local health care facility. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church

Thomas Hall

Rossville
Thomas E. "Tommy" Hall, 69, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his residence. Thomas was a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Rossville. He retired from APAC Midmouth after 44 years. He was preceded
Helen Boyd Womack Heffington, 94, born April 29, 1920, "Nanny" known by many earned her heavenly reward Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She lived a long wonderful life and was a kind spirit to everyone who
Barbara Mathews "Snooks" Holley, of Lookout Mountain, died on Friday, May 23, 2014. She was born in Baltimore, Md., moved to Atlanta as a young girl then came to Lookout Mountain where she graduated from

Myrtle Holloway

Ringgold
Myrtle Mae Adams Holloway, 70, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at a local healthcare. She was a life member of Shiloh Baptist Church, employed with the Catoosa County School System, a member of the

E. W. Layne

Gruetli-laager e.w.
Layne, 82, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home with his family close by his side. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, cattle farmer and road construction Foreman in South America. He served on
Lila Lee Loomis, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. She was a member of Living Church of God. She was born in Flint, Mich. Lila was a dental hygienist for the Hamilton

William Lynn

Tunnel hill
William F. Lynn, 81, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014. William served his country in the U.S. Army serving two years in Korea. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and being outdoors. He was preceded in
Georgia Ellen Pendergrass, 68, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, G.C. Powell and Betty
Marlon L. Ricks, 45, of Chattanooga (Baptist faith), passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Gold Star Health Care Center in Inglewood, Calif. Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with

Helen Rockholt

Decatur
Helen Jeanette Rockholt, 82, died on Thursday, May 22, 2014. She was a member of the Decatur United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Decatur Cemetery. www.bowersfh.com

Gene Sechler

Rossville
Gene L. Sechler, 76, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor

Mary Smartt

Chestnut mountain
Mary Van Voorhis Smartt, 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving and grateful family. Born on a farm in Worcester, N.Y., Mary was the daughter of Lloyd
Daniel James Strozak, 83, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center Dan was owner and operator of Cleveland Communications and Electric Inc. He retired from Duracell in Cleveland, Tenn.. Dan
Ernest L. "Buddy" Sweatt, 80, of Hixson, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. Funeral services are 3 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace with Pastor Pat Baze officiating. Interment is in Hamilton Memorial
Sept. 3, 1970-May 24, 2011 Its been three years since she passed away. Sadly missed but never forgotten by Husband George, Son Nicholas, family and friends.

In MemoryOLGA THOMAS

Sadly missed by Son, Don, and Daughter, Peggy
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death follows:
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