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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
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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.