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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
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots offensive lineman and team dentist Bill Lenkaitis has died.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - World Wrestling Entertainment says the former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died at age 82. An obituary posted on...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for The Associated Press in New York and Los Angeles, died Friday at age 85.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rudy Van Gelder, the audio engineer who helped shape the sound of modern jazz on thousands of recordings, including such timeless albums as John Coltrane's "A...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
Gene Wilder, a two-time Oscar nominee and comedy star, has died at age 83. Wilder appeared in some of the most enduring comedies of the modern era. He had an...