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Local Obits for Mon. May 26, 2014



Amanda Atkins

Bridgeport
Amanda Irene Atkins, 96, died Friday, May 23, 2014. Funeral will be 2 p.m. today, May 26, 2014 from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Retired Master Sargent, James C. Beach, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. He was a Veteran of 23 years in the US Air Force and served during Vietnam. He was also a

Mitchell Beard

Ringgold
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

Ola Brown

Dayton
Ola Mae Brown, 89, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Erlanger. Ola Mae was of the Baptist faith and lived in Dayton all her entire life. She was preceded in death by her
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.
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

Julian Fricks

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

Jo Anna Hickman

Augusta
Jo Anna Patrick Hickman, 65, formerly of Fort Oglethorpe, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 from injuries sustained in an accident. She was a native of Fort Oglethorpe, was a 1967 graduate of Lakeview

Jim Huddleston

Fort oglethorpe
James "Jim" Marion Huddleston Jr., 73, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 23, 2014. James was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and member of Faith Baptist Church. He
Robert Hyter, 76, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
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

Jack Martin

Rainsville
Mr. Jackie Troy "Jack" Martin, 82, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 in Gadsen Regional Medical Center. Funeral service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial at Mountain View

Betty Parker

Lafayette
Mrs. Betty Gilreath Parker, 82, went home to be with The Lord Saturday, May 24, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Josie Sweet

Helen Petty

Cleveland
Helen Louise Petty, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014. She was a member of the North Cleveland Church of God. She served as a pastor's wife where they spent 18 years at the
Jeffrey Stanley Powell, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey DeWayne Powell; mother, Annie Ruth Powell; sister, WillieNell Powell; grandparents,
Amanda Schrimpsher, 36, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 in Chattanooga. Funeral: today at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Curtis Sayre officiating. She will be laid to rest in Rhea Memory

Opal Sharp

Gurey
Mrs. Opal Sharp, 84, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2014 in her residence. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the oak Grove Cemetery- Swearengin with W.T. Wilson Funeral
Raymond "Scottie" Templeton, 40, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Scottie's was a very special love child who attended Orange Grove School for 34 years. His favorite hobbies were listening to

Betty Tillotson

Ringgold
Betty Joyce Morris Tillotson, 82, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her home. She lived in the Collegedale and North Georgia area for the last 58 years. Betty was a member of Cohutta Seventh-day Adventist
John Douglas Tinkler, Ph.D., 80, of Chattanooga died on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Dr. Tinkler was born in Atoka, Tenn., and first came to Chattanooga as a boarder at the McCallie School, where he graduated
Eddie Walter, 60, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. in Nashville, Tenn. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Benjamin Watkins

Ringgold
Benjamin Alford Watkins, 69, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was born in Ringgold to the late Lloyd and Hazel Watkins on June 6, 1944, was of the Baptist faith, a longtime employee of

In MemoryKenneth Brewster

We love you, Joyce, Maurice, and Jermichael

In MemoryJAMIE CARTER

Happy Birthday! Love always, Moma, Charles, Quincey, Quanita, family and friends.
God saw you were getting weary, so He gave you rest. It hurt us all to let you go, but God knew what was best. A year has gone by and it seems just like
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carter Lay, a philanthropist who supported music education and was a grandson of the famed potato chip maker, has died.
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - Leon Gorman, a grandson of L.L. Bean who led a modernization of his family's outdoor clothing and gear retail business after the founder's death, died Thursday...
LOS ANGELES - Wes Craven, the prolific filmmaker behind "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and the "Scream" movies, kicked off his career with a film so violent and gory, censors...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wes Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He...
ANDALUSIA, Pa. (AP) - Nelson Shanks, renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to royalty, has died. He was 77.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean (zhahn val-ZHAHN') on Broadway in "Les Misérables" has died. He was 21.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in Marine Corps, has died.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the 1965 Selma march on "Bloody Sunday," championed voting rights for blacks and...
HOUSTON (AP) - Dr. James "Red" Duke, a trauma surgeon who attended to Texas Gov. John Connally on the day of the Kennedy assassination, has died in Houston. He was...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case has died of pancreatic cancer, six months after the federal government dropped...
RUNNEMEDE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman has used her obituary to make a final request to friends and family: Please don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yvonne Craig, who played the sexy, crime-fighting Batgirl in the 1960s TV hit "Batman," has died. She was 78.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, a 15-term congressman from Ohio who took on tough assignments looking into assassinations and scandals, has died. He was 90.
ATLANTA (AP) - Relatives of civil rights leader Julian Bond say they're honoring his wishes to be cremated and his ashes spread in the Gulf of Mexico.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A family spokesman for Bud Yorkin says the film and TV producer best known for his work on the pioneering sitcom "All in the Family" has...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Music producer Bob Johnston, who played a key role in landmark recordings like Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" and "Johnny Cash's At Folsom Prison," is being...
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A former Associated Press bureau chief who served as executive editor of Connecticut's Republican-American newspaper has died. Jonathan F. Kellogg was 68.
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan woman who was believed to be the nation's oldest veteran at 110 has died a month after meeting President Barack Obama in the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The oldest survivor of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wayne W. Dyer, who became a pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, "Your Erroneous Zones: Step-By-Step Advice for...