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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 09, 2014

Wendell Brown

Wendell Brown, 88, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Life Care Center of Rhea County. Wendell was past president of Dayton Rotary Club, 25-year member of the Dayton City Council, past mayor 1999-2005/president vice mayor
Melvin Butts, 66, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

DeJeannette Cardin

DeJeannette Ruth Norton Cardin, 66, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born in Atlanta, on Aug. 5, 1947, and was a member of Pennville Alliance Church. She was preceded in death by her

William Day

William Albert "Bill" Day, 72, died Sunday, April 6, 2014. Survivors, daughter, Rebecca (Gregory) Wheeler; sister, LaVerne Mcguire; grandson, Ethan Wheeler. Funeral is 6 p.m Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Mason Funeral Home. Visitation
Kenneth B. Fouts, 57, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. A resident of Chickamauga, and graduate of Gordon Lee High School, he was preceded in death by his parents, O.L. and Billye Jean Fouts;

Donald Gregg

Donald Lebron Gregg, 55, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 7, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Garretts Chapel
Jean Brock Herron, 72, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Herron was born July 21, 1941 in Signal Mountain, to the late Wayne
Fredrick Hodge, 54, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was employed by Fresh Start Lawn Care Co. for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by Eva and Curtis Hodge. He is survived

Raymond Jones

Raymond Michael Jones, 57, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, after an extended illness. He was a native of Chattanooga and the son of the late Raymond Swanson and Erica Blum Jones. He is survived
Barbara "Judy" Lee passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, in a Hamilton County healthcare facility. She was born Sept. 26, 1939 and was a lifelong resident of Apison. She is survived by two sons, Kenny

Madge Lockhart

Madge Clements Lockhart, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Madge was an educational organization executive. She was born is Soddy, Tenn., to the late Arlie and Ollie Clements. Madge was co-founder and president of
Chad Moore, 34, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Steven Richard "Rick" Penley, 53, passed away quietly Saturday evening, April 5, 2014. He lived his life in Chattanooga. He worked for Hamilton County Parks & Recreations for 14 years, later he worked for Delps
Sunny M. Reich, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Doris May Howell, 84, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by South Crest of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory.
Truman C. Sherrill, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home Saturday, April 5, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Truman Cantrell and Charlie Belle Sherrill

Bertha Stevens

Bertha Geneva Stevens, 92, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at her home. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Huntland. Visitation 5 until 8
Joyce Balinger Tatum, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. A lifelong teacher and student, she delighted in helping people learn new things. She inspired and mentored hundreds of people with a rare
Rocky Lee Willbanks Jr., 20, of Soddy-Daisy, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born Oct. 31, 1993, he was a loving son, father, brother and friend to all who

Barbara Williams

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Barbara L. Williams, 75, passed away on Thursday March 20, 2014. Condolences can be sent to All services will be private. Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory,


It has been one year today since the Lord called you home. Sadly missed by your loving family, Yvonne, Walt, Jerry, Jackie, and your husband, Gerald. We'll see you again someday.

In MemoryTillmon Jones

Elder Tillmon Jones Sr. April 9, 1925 - Jan. 15, 2009 Happy 89th Birthday From Your Son, Darnell Jones, and your daughters Alma Hunt, Jannie Means, and Lorene Collier


Forever in our hearts Mom & Dad Zoe, Chloe & Lake Rob, Wendi, Riley & Emma Rose


In Loving Memory You are more than a memory to me. Youre still a part of my life. Someday we will be together again. Love always, Terry
July 6, 1977 - April 9, 2013 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves leaves a memory no one can steal. Love Mom, Family and all who's life you touched
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.