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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
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A relative says Christy O'Donnell, a single mom with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death follows:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...