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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
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...