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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 05, 2014

Isabella Jaclynn Anderson, infant daughter of John Anderson and April Vineyard of Dunlap, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Willie "Twig" Higdon; grandmothers, Marie Higdon and Carol
Kenneth D. Brown, 65, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home in Soddy-Daisy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth P. Brown and Jewell Chancey Brown. Survivors include his brother, Gary
Frances Novelene Shelton Carter, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014. Frances was born on Dec. 17, 1927, in Nashville to the late Dewey Hickman Shelton and Edna Lousie Smith Shelton. She
Carolyn Cook, 57, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Rickey Jay Cox, 63, passed away Thursday, April, 3, 2014. A resident of Chattanooga for most of his life, he retired from Harrell Concrete Finishing and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was
Randall Daniels ROSSVILLE Randall E. Daniels, 70, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his residence. Randall was a lifelong resident of Rossville and member of Valley Memorial Baptist Church. He enjoyed time
Jack Walton Dunlap Jr., 74, of Hixson, died Sunday, March 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Philips Dunlap; daughters, Mrs. Heidi Thomas and husband, Gray, of Mooresville, N.C., and Ms. Victoria Dunlap,
Donna Faye Gilstrap, 54, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her home of 40 years. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. Survivors are son, Jason Buck; and daughter, Ashleyn Gilstrap; and a
The Rev. Fred E. Glover, 84, passed into his heavenly life Friday, April 4, 2014. He was born Feb. 23, 1930 to Tom and Gertrude Glover. Rev. Glover is survived by his wife of 62
David L. Graves, of Hixson, departed his earthly life on Friday, April 4, 2014. David was born in Chattanooga and was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga/ Hixson area. He retired from DuPont Corp. David
Wayne C. Graves, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away, Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Bridge @ South Pittsburg. He was a retired employee of TVA, a veteran of the US Army and of the Baptist
Helen C. Harris, 89, of Chattanooga (born in Commerce, Ga.) went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by her husband and daughter after a short illness. She accepted Christ
worth DUNLAP Cmdr. Henry Hollingsworth, 97, of Waldens Ridge, Tenn., passed away comfortably at his home, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Veteran of World War
Charles Lovette Kennedy, 58, departed this life on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was born on Aug. 17, 1955, in Knoxville. Charles is a 1974 graduate of Reid Ross High
Charles Aaron Lee, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was the son of the late Clyde and Bertie Lee. Charles retired in 1988

Virginia McClain

Virginia Dee McClain, 74, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in a local health care facility. Ms. McClain was born May 18, 1940 to the late James and Nora McClain in Clay County,
Linda J. Morgan passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at UAB Hospital. Memorial at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Skirum United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Visitation 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, 2014,
Sharon Dodds Murray, 58, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Rick Parrigin Charles Richard "Rick" Parrigin, of Ooltewah, formerly of McAndrews, Ky., passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga. Born March 10, 1955 in Williamson, W.Va.; he was the son
Ida Blanche Pryor, 90, of Chattanooga, passed away on April 3, 2014, at the Hospice Care Center. Her life was summed up best in her own words" she was a good old girl." She was
Phyllis Rolland, 73, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014, at a local hospital. Phyllis was a graduate of Central High School in Louisville, Ky. She retired from Chattanooga First
James Shepherd James Allen Shepherd, 80, of Hixson, died on Thursday, April 3, 2014. He was born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Fayette, Ala., to the late Lloyd and Katherine Cunningham Shepherd.
Melba Sue Craig Smith, 80, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Services will be held at noon today, April 5, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Minister Bill Greer officiating. Burial will follow
Phillip Thomas Stowe, 19, of Alexandria, Ala., was called home Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip Travis Stowe and by his grandmuller, Judith Ann Keys Hardy. Memorial service
John ''Steve'' Trewhella, 59, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with His Lord on Thursday, April, 3, 2014. He was the owner of T&A Cabinet Shop for 37 years and loved woodworking. He served in
Norman "Tom" Watson Sr., 92, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at his residence. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home Inc. with Pastor Carl Dorsey as the

Louis Williams

Dr. Louis Andrew Williams, 89, formerly of Highlands, N. C., passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was born on May 9, 1924, in LaFayette, Ga., to the late Molly (Abney)
Charlotte Theresa Wilson, 84, a resident of Chattanooga, passed Monday, March 31, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her mother, Victoria; father, Charles Sr.; brothers, Charles Jr., Albert Sr., Robert, Alfred
Mary Alice Wooten 94, of Chattanooga, died Friday, April 4, 2014. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
In Loving Memory Of CORDARRIUS ARMOUR APRIL 19, 1988 - APRIL5, 2011 Sadly missed by mother, father, grandmothers, host of family and friends.


Youve seen us happy, youve seen us sad, youve seen us reasonable, youve seen us mad. We may not have always said it, but you are the most beloved. Happy Birthday Mama Love,


Were celebrating what would have been your 65th birthday today with joy for the wonderful memories. We miss you, Bug. Your sisters and nephew, Kimberly, Lee and Bryce Wynn.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...