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Local Obits for Mon. May 26, 2014

Amanda Atkins

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
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.
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...
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...
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.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
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...