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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
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for The Associated Press in New York and Los Angeles, died Friday at age 85.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rudy Van Gelder, the audio engineer who helped shape the sound of modern jazz on thousands of recordings, including such timeless albums as John Coltrane's "A...
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.