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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

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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

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
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. Robert Fano was 98.
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...