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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 10, 2014

Robert Marshall Allen Sr., 20, passed Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was a graduate of Howard High class of 2012 and an employee of Amazon. He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. He
Charlie W. Anderson, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors.
Erskine Eugene Bolden, 74, a resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at his home. Erskine was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on April 21, 1939, a son of the late
Linda Brown, 64, of Soddy-Daisy, passed Monday, April 7, 2014, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late William T. "Wop" and Bernice Ledford Hamic. Linda retired from SunTrust Bank after 37
Bettye Jean Crawford, 78, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was born Nov. 15, 1935 in Chattanooga a daughter of Arthur and Hazel Haire. She was preceded in death by her

Jack Durham

Jack Durham, 81, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Jack was the son of the late Judson and Annie Griffin Durham and was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Durham, Albert Durham and Jerry

Hixson Eldridge

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Hixson B. Eldridge, 92, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at this home. A native of Sale Creek, he was a World War II pilot receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal for

William Ellison

William "Fred" Ellison, 88, departed this life Monday, April 7, 2014. Survivors include his children, Jeanette Underwood, Danny Ellison, Joe Ellison, several stepchildren; brother, Jack Ellison; nine grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Minite Hobbs

Mintie Grace Barton Hobbs died on Monday, April 7, 2014. She was born Aug. 22, 1938, to the late Wilbur and Mintie Ann Payne Barton in Athens, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her
Ronald Odell "Kettleman" Horton Sr., 75, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. He was of the Church of God faith. He loved his wife, kids, family and CB radioing. He will be

Doris Howell

Doris M. Howell, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Howell was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a longtime member of the

George Layne

George Coleman Layne, 66, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Dr. Daryll Smiley will officiate. Burial Anderson Cemetery in Sewanee. Online condolences may be made at

Betty Long

LaFAYETTE Betty Ruth Brown Long, 84, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday with Dale Gui officiating. Interment: LaFayette

Marian Lowe

Marian Juanita Lowe, 74, died on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. A member of Shield Crossroad Baptist and had worked at Shoneys and Days Inn. Survivors are her sons, Gary Smith, Bob "Rusty" Lowe and Ken
Toni Elizabeth Lowry, 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. today with a memorial service at 2 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524. Visit

Juanita Lynch

Juanita King Lynch, 93, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at The Oaks on Parkwood. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 from Trinity Methodist Church Cemetery. with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing,

Charles Marshall

Charles Howard Marshall, 65, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Survivors, wife, Kathy Marshall; mother, Mildred Marshall; daughters, Kim (Michael) Baker, Angie Harrell; stepchildren, Caleb Millican, Shelena Chisolm; brother, Steve Marshall; sisters, Darlene Smith, Gail

Janice Mays

Janice Lee Macon Mays, 77, formerly of Dalton, Ga., died Monday, April 7, 2014. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel with Rev. Kenneth Scaife officiating. Family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday. Interment
Patricia Ann McBryar, 69, of Birchwood, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014. She was a retired school teacher after 30 years of service with the Hamilton County Department of Education. She was preceded in death
Ruth E. McDaniel, 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
James L Mooney Jr., 97, of Red Bank, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, April 7, 2014. He was a graduate of Chattanooga Central High School. Jim married the love
Ruth Morgan Murray, 94, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was born in Dayton, Tenn., and was the loving mother of eight children, Barbara Maattanen, Mary
Christopher Lee Norris, 54, of Red Bank, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in a local hospital surrounded by loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alene and Ronald. Survivors include
Dawn Freeman OMalley, Ooltewah, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Friday morning, April 4, 2014, of natural causes, after bearing the burden of Trigeminal Neuralgia (look it up, please...) for over 10 years. She
Suzette Pell, 48, of Rossville, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Pell. Services to be announced at a later date. Visit to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane
Steven Richard "Rick" Penley, 53, passed away quietly Saturday evening, April 5, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 10, in the funeral home chapel with Minister John Cupp and Kelly

Jessie Peters

Jessie Simpson Peters passed from this walk of life on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Cumberland Health and Rehabilitation in Bridgeport, Ala. Survived by: daughter, Martha Venable, Stevenson, Ala.; stepdaughter, Eloise (Ronnie) Haun, Stevenson; granddaughter,

Tina Polecastro

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Ill. Tina Lanette Polecastro, 47, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala., died Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Payne Gap Cemetery, Cartersville, Ala.

Earleen Scott

Earleen Kay Scott, 62, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at Hospice Care Center. Survived by three sons, Walter Ray Scott Jr., Jonathon David Scott, Daryl Lynn Scott; two sisters, Ernestine Ward and Brinda Pike.
Fla. Wayne Shankles, son of Beulah Shankles, 64, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT Friday from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Plainview Baptist Church Cemetery.
Kenneth Wayne Simonds, 87, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014. On Feb. 27, 1927, in Polk County, Tenn., Kenneth was the fifth of nine children born of the late Mr. John Robert Simonds
Dorothy Mae Stacy, 77, a resident of Harrison, and formerly of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her home. Dorothy was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 26, 1936 a daughter of
Robert "Carroll" Thomas Sr. 85, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Funeral services, with military honors, will be 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens at 11 a.m. Saturday.

In MemoryMisty Bennet

Sept. 2, 1985-April 10, 1989 Twenty five years ago today our little angel went away. The sunshine lost its brightness the day you went away. So many things bring memories throughout each passing day.


We think of you daily and miss you dearly. Patrick, Brandon, Jeremy and family.

In MemoryJeanne Meador

Jeanne Marie (Fox) Meador Sept. 5, 1959-April 10, 2012 Missing you today and everyday. David and your loving family.


Forever in our hearts. Family and Friends
One year ago today you went to Heaven and we miss YOU so much! YOU are in our hearts and minds today and everyday... for as long as we live. Your family.
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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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
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