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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

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

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

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

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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

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.

Gene Sechler

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.


Sadly missed by Son, Don, and Daughter, Peggy
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...
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...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary stripper Carol Doda, who helped introduce topless entertainment more than 50 years ago, has died at age 78.
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Tim Valentine of North Carolina has died at age 89.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint easily adopted multiple musical roles during a legendary career that took him from the Crescent City to the world stage, writing...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The poet and spoken-word performer Derrick Gilbert has died. He was 45.
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...