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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 03, 2014


Mary Faye Cox Alexander, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1932 in Chattanooga to the late Duncan and Sarah Cox. She was a
Donald "Donnie" Wayne Barnes, 65, a longtime resident of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was a graduate of Red Bank High School. Donnie served in and was honorable discharged
Mary Winder Curtis Black, 91, entered the larger life on Friday, March 28, 2014. Mary was the wife of the late Donald F. Black; and the daughter of Paul W. Curtis Sr. and Ruth Teas
Rick Blinn Glenn Richard "Rick" Blinn II passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 25, 2014. He will be sadly missed. He was a nurse for many years in Florida and Tennessee. He loved people and

Thelma Booth

Ringgold
Thelma Booth, a life anchored in faithfulness to her Lord Jesus Christ was rewarded when she answered the call of her Redeemer on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m.
Jeffery Allen Crawley, 48, of Hixson, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. He was a member of The Legends pool team. He retired from Food Lion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyal
Marian Beryl Edwards, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home. Marian was born in Clinton, S.C., and was retired from Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse. Marian also served in

Tommy Gatlin

Whiteside
James Thomas Gatlin Sr. went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend that loved playing golf, fishing, coaching

Melissa Graham

Ringgold
Melissa Ann Graham, 49, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed spending time with her family
Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Pope Hagan, 76, departed this life for her home with her Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, March 31, 2014. She was the wife of Dr. Paul K. Hagan Jr. Completed funeral arrangements

Calvin Harvey

Dunlap
Calvin Harvey, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home. He was of the Church of God faith and a Veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by parents,
Katherine Estes Hixon, 84, Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga on Nov. 4, 1930, to Hal and Georgia Estes. She was preceded in death by the love
Pauline Howard, 87, died Monday, March 31, 2013. Survivors: husband of 66 years, Ernest Howard; daughter, Sandra Haskett and husband, Thomas; two grandchildren: Warren "Butch" Arthur Jr. and Misty Renfro; several stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Laura Kubiaczyk

Rossville
Laura Nell Kubiaczyk, 69, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. She was born in Bridgeport, Ala., to the late Marion Brian and Daisy Dean Campbell and has

James Lacy

Henagar
James Ramon Lacy, 83, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Lacy was retired from Combustion Engineering and was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas and Irene Francis Lacy; sister, Bertie
Virginia "Gin" McElroy, 85, departed this life Saturday, March 29, 2014. She was born Oct. 31, 1928 in Chattanooga, to the late Mr. Frederick Watkins and Ms. Cora Bell Jones. She is preceded in death
Marshall McEwen, 83, of Ooltewah, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Manchester, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Winifred McEwen, of Sale Creek, Tenn.; brothers, Malcolm and Tommy McEwen.
Alfonzo Pollard passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was born Feb. 26, 1952 to James Pollard and Helen Moore Pollard in Chattanooga. He was a 1971 graduate of Howard High School. He attended Nashville
Archie Robinson, 64, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Michael Allen Rosales, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014. Michael was born in Detorit, Mich., and has many relatives out of state. He is survived by his mother, Anna Rosales; daughters, Jessica,
Joseph Allen "Joey" Rutherford, 29, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 3, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Christopher
Jimmy Smith TRENTON Jimmy Ray Smith, 51, died Sunday. March 30, 2014. Jimmy worked as a mechanic and was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Ray Smith and Betty Jean Long. Survivors include,

Wanda Snapp

Chickamauga
Wanda Augusta Watts Snapp, 83, went home to be with The Lord Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Newport, Tenn., to the late William Henry
Ralph Oliver Tatum Jr., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 29, 2014. He was born Feb. 24, 1962, to the late Ralph Sr. and Norma Tatum. A veteran of U.S.
Helen Sisson Thaxton, 89, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Manorhouse Assisted Living, Chattanooga, TN 37405. She was born Sept. 19, 1924 in Ringgold, Ga., daughter of John Lester Sisson and Myrtle Childers
Kelsey Thomas, 23, crossed over to glory on Tuesday, March 29, 2014. He was a student at Orange Grove Center. He leaves to cherish his mother, LaShawn Toney; father, Dameyne Toney Sr.; brother, Dameyne "D.J."
Ruth McAlister Tidwell, 89, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 31, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, April 3, in the funeral home chapel with the
Barbara Imogene Tubbs, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Minister Gary Massey officiating. Interment will
Janet Teresa White, 60, East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of Shields Baptist Church. Janet enjoyed
June 2, 1950-April 3, 2013 Momma, It seems like only yesterday you were on the porch reading a book, laughing and joking with the family. Its been a year since you left us but

In MemoryPeggie Bryant

In loving memory of my daughter, Peggie J. Bryant who departed this world April 2, 1993. The Lord called you to heaven. We miss you so much: your smiling face, your soft voice, calling.

In MemoryAdam Burrow

April 10, 1973-April 3, 2011 Three years you have been gone. Even though in seven days you will be forty-one, you will always be Mamas baby boy. It seems to get harder not seeing
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a former economics professor whose drive for Mideast peace had him mingling with presidents, royalty and movie stars, has died. He was 96.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died. Eddie Antar was...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's father has died at age 95.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Ska pioneer and Jamaican music legend Prince Buster has died at 78, several years after suffering a stroke, his wife Mola Ali said Friday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became a celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," has...
NEW YORK (AP) - John Hostetter, an actor, painter and musician best known for playing the steady stage manager in "Murphy Brown," has died.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Robert R. "Bob" Timberg, a Marine Corps veteran who survived horrific injuries in Vietnam and became a Washington reporter for The Baltimore Sun, has died at...
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Sam Iacobellis, the Rockwell International engineer who met President Ronald Reagan's challenge to deliver 100 B-1 bombers as fast as possible in the early...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.