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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 09, 2014



Wendell Brown

Dayton
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

Summerville
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

Summerville
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

Menlo
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

Christiana
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

Cleveland
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

Huntland
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

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

In MemoryLAURA ELDRIDGE

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

In MemoryCHRIS MARTIN

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

In MemoryMELVA SUE SHULL

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
Gene Wilder, a two-time Oscar nominee and comedy star, has died at age 83. Wilder appeared in some of the most enduring comedies of the modern era. He had an...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots offensive lineman and team dentist Bill Lenkaitis has died.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - World Wrestling Entertainment says the former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died at age 82. An obituary posted on...
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...
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.
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...