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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 07, 2014



Jane Adler

Whitwell
Emma Jane Alder, 73, passed away, Friday, April 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Alder; son, Terry Lee Alder Sr.; grandson, Terry Lee Alder Jr.; great-grandson, Zachary Johnson; parents,
Wendell "Boo" Billingsley, 69, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was a member of the Bethel Church of Christ. Wendell was preceded in death by parents, Malcolm and Ora Billingsley; sister, Phyllis Wilson; brothers,

Darlen Brown

Winchester
Darlene Mae Brown, 64, passed from this life on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev.

Jerry Cantrell

Birchwood
Jerry Bill Cantrell, 76, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Chattanooga, following a brief illness. The son of the late Charlie and Verna Parker Cantrell, he was also preceded in death by his wife,
Carl Cecil Clark Sr., 94, of Hixson, died Saturday, April 5, 2014 in California. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Edwin Dale Clayton, 72, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, April 4, 2014. Ed was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was an active member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church where
John Wesley Creswell, 76, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Erlanger Health Systems Medical Intensive Care Unit. He was surrounded by loved ones. He was
Minnie Marie Dobbs, 86, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 4, 2014. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Mr. James Ralph Dobbs. She is survived by her
Lamar Eaker, 86, a native of Chattanooga and resident of Mobile since 1973, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 at a local hospital. Mr. Eaker was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at
Terry Farmer, 67, of Chattanooga passed away April 4, 2014. Terry was born October 13, 1946, in Chattanooga. He is a veteran of the United States Military, having served in the US Army from 1969

Robert Flegal

Lafayette
Robert Brian Flegal, 49, passed away Saturday April 5, 2014. A resident of the LaFayette area for the past 33 years, he was formerly of Brownsboro, Ala. He was a former employee of Diamond

Frances Flury

Nashville
Frances Flury, 95, formally of Tracy City, Tenn., passed away at her residence Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Nashville. Mrs. Flury was a retired employee of the Grundy County Board of Education and was a
Joe A. Milburn, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday afternoon, April 4, 2014 , at Memorial Health Care Center. He was a past member of Saint Elmo United Methodist Church and a current member of
Gilbert "Uncle Gil" Morris Jr., 92, of Lookout Valley died Saturday, April 5, 2014. The son of the late Gilbert Sr. and Annie Morris he was also preceded in death by his wife,
Sharon Denise Dodds Murray, 58, passed away April 3, 2014. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School, class of 1973, and received an associates degree in business from McKenzie College. She was a

Wendell Myers

Palmer
Mr. Wendell Matthew "Matt" Myers, 35, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. He was a member of the Laborer's Union Local 846 in Chattanooga. He was preceded in death by his father, Rudy Wendell Myers.
Sara L. Pettus, 77, of Chattanooga ,passed Saturday April 5, 2014, at a local Nursing Facility. Shs was a member of New Monumental Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advabtage Funeral and

Ira Ray

Lafayette
Ira Mae Taylor Barrett Ray, 85, died Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was born to the late James and Mary Norris Taylor.

Ronny Summers

Pikeville
Ronny 'Rabbit" Summers, 63, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ronny loved fishing and trail riding with his brother, daughter, and granddaughter, and friends, and

In MemoryMILDRED JOHNSON

Gone but not forgotten. We love and miss you. Bobby, Arleasea, Tonya, other family and friends.
Who passed away on APRIL 7, 2000 To our loving Husband, Father, Brother, Granddaddy and Uncle, Dick you left us 14 years ago, there is not a day goes by that we dont think about
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Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - The man credited with revitalizing and modernizing public transportation networks in Boston, New York and London has died. Robert Kiley was 80.
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.