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Local Obits for Thu. May 29, 2014

Mack Anderson

Mack Eugene Anderson, 79, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and a member of Cowboy Church. Mack graduated from Gordon Lee Memorial High School and served his

Joseph Bagley

LaFAYETTE Joseph Rutherford Bagley, 82, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. Joseph served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Joseph was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Bagley; wife, Doris
Lola Johnson Wyant Buckingham, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. She was born Jan. 11, 1920 in Wellsville, Mo. She received a bachelors degree from Illinois State University and masters in

Ida Chambers

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Ida Lee Chambers, 88, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Erlanger. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Burt Chapel. Burial at New Home Cemetery. Visitation will be at 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 30,

Eddie Fincher

Carl "Eddie" Edgar Fincher, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served during the Vietnam War, was

Lucille Hall

Lucille E. Hall, 88, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Wills Creek Assisted Living. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, May 29, 2014, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Marshall

Robbie Hand

Robbie Jo Rogers Hand, 57, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Survivors include husband, Jimmy Hand; daughter, Amanda (Doug) Parker; son, Jimmy Lee Hand II; grandchild, Madalyn Parker; mother, Nancy McCurdy Rogers;
Barbara Ann Hazelray, 70, passed Friday, May 23, 2014. She was preceded in death by two sons, Dewanya Hazelray and Michael Oillison Sr.; brothers, Thaddeus, Robert and Edward Hamilton. She retired from CSX Railroad Transporter

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. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest
Jimmy George Hickman Jr., 58, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. Jimmy was a 1973 graduate of Central High School. He was a member of Abbas House (Central Baptist) and a very committed
Robert "Big Earl" Hyter, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away, Saturday, May 24, 2014 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his mother, Celestine Robinson Hyter; and father, Willie B. Hyter Sr.; brothers,
Sharon Stapp Irish, 68, of Chattanooga, died Monday, May 26, 2014. She was born May 9, 1946 in Chattanooga to the late James and Euleen Young Stapp. She was a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church
William Kines William M. Kines, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Mr. Kines grew up in St. Elmo and was graduated from Kirkman Technical High School. He was retired from DuPont as
Gary Lee King, 61, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Ronald Lane

Ronald Gene Lane, 69, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at his home. He was a member of the Hixson Masonic Lodge #727 F&AM. Ronald was a veteran of the U.S. Army, proudly serving in
James Edward "Eddie" Lawrence, 59, of East Ridge passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. He was born Oct. 4, 1954 in Chattanooga to the late Willard Van and Mildred Lawrence. He was preceded in

John Liner

John A. Liner, 37, formerly of Calhoun, died Monday, May 26, 2014. Survivors: mother, Faye Liner; sisters, Debra Liner, Becky Brown and Betty Corley; and brother, Ronnie Liner. Funeral is 8 p.m. today at Fike
William "Bill" Alfred Martin Jr., 90, a native and resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Huntsville, Ala. Bill graduated Chattanooga High School, attended Georgia Tech graduating with a degree
Ronald Roy Neall, 83, passed to his rest on Friday, May 23, 2014, in Amity, Ark. "Pastor Ron" served as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for over 40 years. He was predeceased by
Amy Lou Nicholson, 43, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014. Visitation will be from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday. May 29, 2014, at the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services
Lorraine Helen Raymond 66, of Red Bank, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. Lorraine earned her law degree from Southern Illinois University and was admitted to practice

Conrad Sarver

Conrad Giesen Sarver, 84, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Conrad was a resident of Ringgold for 20 years and member of Burning Bush Baptist Church. He enjoyed church activities, singing in the Primetime
Donald "Don" H. Scott, 85, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home. Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military rites being
George Daniel Stieg, 78, of East Ridge, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. He served in the U.S. Navy, was an ordained minister in the Church of God and president of the Scenic City

Dennis Taylor

Dennis Reynolds Taylor, 67, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. He was born in Madisonville, Tenn., and then lived in Rockford, Ill., before moving to the
Scarlette Tipton, 73, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was a native of Ripley, Tenn., and had lived in the Chattanooga area for 27 years
Wendell Oliver Walker, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, met his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. He was a devoted husband and father. Wendell was an Army veteran having served in the
Eddie Walters, 60, passed away at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville on Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Barbara Walters Morris and Freddie Fritz. Survivors include his mother, Georgia
Christopher Watts, 57, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.

In MemoryE.B. Matthews

Happy Birthday and Death Anniversay Ten years have gone. In loving memory of a wonderful husband, dad and papaw, who is missed so much and will be cherished forever. You will never be forgotten and

In MemoryHarold Roberts

He left us quietly five years ago, his thoughts unknown, But left us a memory, we are proud to own; So treasure him Lord, In your garden of rest, For when on earth, he
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.
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.