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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
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator Ben Steele has died in Montana. He was 98.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
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...
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.
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.
Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch, At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a...