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Local Obits for Sun. May 25, 2014

Mitchell Beard

Mitchell "Mitch" Beard 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 a 2008 graduate of
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
Vernon Butler, 66, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Christy Cage Crabtree, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. Mrs. Crabtree was born December 3, 1945 in Nashville, Tenn. She was the daughter of the late Henry Doke Cage and Christine Parker
George Gus Ellis, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 in a local assisted living facility. He was born June 11, 1921 in Chattanooga to the late Gus and Terpso Ellis.
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
ez Presentacion D. Fernandez, 77, of East Ridge, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014. Mrs. Fernandez was born in the Philippines to Sulficio and Fanfila Dejano. She was of the Catholic faith and was
Mildred Norma Friar, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Norma worked at American Lava and

Julian Fricks

Julian M. Fricks, 84, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. He was a U. S. Army veteran from the Korean War, retired from Mueller Company where he worked as a

Roy Hatfield

Roy Alex Hatfield, age 72, formerly of Sulphur Springs, Ala. died early Saturday Morning May 24, 2014. He was a retired truck driver employed by Bryant Trucking of Chatsworth, GA. He was a member of
Barbara Hazelray, 69, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Joanna Hickman

Joanna Anna Hickman, 65, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 from injuries sustained in an accident. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end
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

Jim Huddleston

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James "Jim" Marion Huddleston Jr., 73, died Friday, May 23, 2014. James was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and member of Faith Baptist Church. He was a truck driver for over 35
Harry Rice Jr. Harry Charles Rice Jr., 92, a resident of Alexian Village, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was born in Allentown, Pa., to Harry C. and Mildred Rice. He had been a

Jackie Melton

Jackie Jeanette Melton, 71, departed this life Friday, May 23, 2014 with her granddaughters, Jaci, Holly, and Heather at her side. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Charles and Minnie Dagnan and was

Cheri Miller

Cheri Maxine Garner Miller, 70, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at Harton Regional Medical Center. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today, May 25 at Moore Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester, Tenn. Funeral services: 10 a.m.
De'Sean Pierce, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Donald "Don" H. Scott, 85, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home. He was the son of the late Maynard and Louise Scott and was preceded in death by his wife,

Gene Sechler

Gene L. Sechler, 76, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 in a local health care facility. A native of Cobb County, Ga., Mr. Sechler had lived the greater part of his life in the
Charles Smalling, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. He was a graduate of Texas A&M and a former Naval Pilot. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley I.
Willie James Smith "Uncle James", 85, exchanged his mortal life for eternal rest at McCracken Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, May 16, 2014 in Paducah, Kentucky. He was one of five children born to
Loretta Teter, 75, of Chattanooga passed away Friday May 23, 2014 at her home. Loretta was an active member of Rivermont Presbyterian Church and had retired as a Registered Nurse with Life Care of
Bessie Woods, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

In MemoryAlexander Hill

It has been four lonely years ago since our Savior called you Home. But I know you are singing, praying and walking with the Saviour on the streets of Gold. Love Forever, wife
Today we celebrate your birthday. Its not the same for us since youve gone away. When you left that morning to make Heaven your Home, there has never been a time when I felt


We have no reach or thought to comprehend the meaning of our live or see the end. We serve, but know our limits are not birth and death. Its been three years but


Happy Birthday! From your girls: Ashley, Stevonna, Kiana and Kiah Scott. Every day goes by, it seems like yesterday when you departed. We miss your lovely smile and your caring spirit. Lemont and
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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...
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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.
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WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
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