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Local Obits for Tue. May 27, 2014

ROSSVILLEJames P. "Blondie" Alford Jr., 84, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at a local hospital. He was retired from Combustion Engineering with 38 years of service. He was on the board of directors
Retired Master Sargent, James C. Beach, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. He was a Veteran of 23 years in the U.S. Air Force and served during Vietnam. He was also a

Betty Carter

Betty Joyce Carter, 66, died Monday, May 26, 2014. Services at 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday at Webbs Chapel Church of God with burial in Dunn Cemetery. Visitation from 5-9 p.m CDTtoday, May 27. Online
Desmond "Des" Cox, 94, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday May 25, 2014. He was retired from South Central Bell with 35 years of service. Des was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist

Ernest Crane

Fort payne
Ernest F. Crane, 63, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. Graveside services 1 p.m. CDT today from Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Burial in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Adamsburg, Ala., with Rainsville Funeral

James Ford

James "Jim" Ford, 82, departed this life Sunday, May 25, 2014. He was born in Whiteside, Tenn., to the late Charles and Clara Ford and was of the Baptist Faith. Jim served in the United

Julian Fricks

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

Franklin Fritts

Franklin Fritts, 65, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. Survivors: children, Tina (Kyle) Roberts and Shane Fritts; three grandchildren; and sisters, Debbie Garland, Sandra Fannin and Sharon Moss. The funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday with visitation

Penny Harris

Penny Lee Harris, 51, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. CDT today, May 27, 2014, from the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (Boaz). Brother Mike Goforth will be
William M. Kines, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visit to share words of comfort to the family. The
James E. Linkous Sr., 78, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Mr. Linkous owned and operated Linkous Home Improvements in Hixson for over 30 years and was a member of Lupton Drive
William Martin, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Huntsville, Ala. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524

Linda Moore

Linda Gail Satterfield Moore, 57 died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Medical Management. Survivors include husband, Jackie L. Moore; son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Angel Morrison; grandchildren, Lelia and Juda Morrison; mother, Orma Allen; brothers,

Helen Petty

Helen Louise Petty, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home in Soddy-Daisy. Services will be held at 2 p.m.
Jeffrey Stanley Powell, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral: today at noon in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Gerald Penn as the eulogist.

Ethel Roberts

Flat rock
Ethel Ruth Roberts, 97, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. CDT Wednesday,May 28, from Kerby Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Pea

Jay Rogers

Mountain city
Jay Robert Rogers, 79, died Saturday, May 24, 2014. Survivors: wife, Shirley Rogers; and children, Jay Shannon Rogers and Melissa Monique Rogers. Graveside service is 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Chattanooga National Cemetery and visitation

Gene Sechler

Gene L. Sechler, 76, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor

Danny Segee

Danny Lamar Segee, 57, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his residence. Survivors include brother and sister-in-law, David and Thala Segee; nephew, Jason Segee; nieces, Karen Wear and Elizabeth Echmendia; four great-nieces and five great-nephews.
Shirley Ann Smith, 75, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. Survivors are her children, Alton Smith, Tim Smith, Melissa Ward, Tamala Roan; sisters, Helen Williams, Marilyn Brown, Nora Gibson; 14 grandchildren;, 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will
Charles William Syler, 77, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Harton Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT today, May 27, 2014, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with the Rev. Tim Brown
Raymond "Scottie" Templeton, 40, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today, May 27, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Timmy Barrett and Pastor Tim
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 Red
Rodriquez Thomas, 50, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
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
Clyde Lee Underwood, 58, of East Ridge, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, in a local hospital. He was born March 13, 1956 in Cleveland, Tenn. Mr. Underwood attended Hamilton Community Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Gary Louis Wellington, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Mozelle Yates

Martha Mozelle Yates, 87, passed away, Sunday, May 25, 2014. She was a retired bookkeeper for Colonial Baking Co. and member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray


Love you bunches. Miss you terribly. Together Forever, Betty
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
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...
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...