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Local Obits for Thu. May 29, 2014



Mack Anderson

Chickamauga
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
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

Valley head
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

Ringgold
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

Henagar
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

Bryant
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

Augusta
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

Harriman
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

Nashville
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

Ringgold
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

Rossville
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
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" ''Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.