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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 16, 2014

Mrs. Charlie Will Finney Anderson "Mother", 87, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. She was a strong believer in Christ, treating others as she wanted to be treated.
Pauline Holden Babb, beloved mother and wife passed on to her eternal life Monday, April 14, 2014, surrounded by her loving husband, children (and 1,000 kisses) after an extended illness. A longtime residence of Chattanooga,

Paul Betty

Paul Wayne Betty, 79, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Chuck Smith and
Azalee Walker Bishop, 69, a lifelong resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Acworth, Ga., at the home of her daughter. She was born in Chattanooga, on May 12, 1944 a
Rev. Fred Brannen CLEVELAND Rev. Fred Alton Brannen, 75, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the family residence with his loving family by his side. He devoted his life
Jacqueline Rena Brown, 47, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
n Col. (Retired) Michael S. Byington, 70, of Signal Mountain, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at his home. After high school graduation from Staunton Military Academy, Mike attended the University of Chattanooga where he
Johnathan Paul Cass Sr. simply known as "Cass" by many, 42, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was a deacon at Greens Lake Road Church
Ruth Ellen Smartt Dunn, 85, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 6, 1929 in Chattanooga. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Willis E. Dunn;
Rebecca Ann "Becky" Ervin, 61, McDonald, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 13, 2014. Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Clay
Betty Jane Flood Foy, 78, died peacefully, surrounded by her daughters on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Betty Jane was the cherished only child of Ben and Marian Patterson Flood of Lakeland, Fla. She attended

Homer Gibbs

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Homer J. Gibbs, 87, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Sheltering Arms, Palmer, Tenn. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the funeral home chapel with military honors, the burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery.

Georgia Gill

Georgia Carol Gill, 67, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Survivors include son, Gordon (Davonna) Kinsey; five grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Lively, Kathy (Tim) Davis; sister-in-law, Reba Gill. Funeral is 4 p.m. today, April 16, 2014,
George Hobbs Jr. George Braskas Hobbs Jr., 86, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on Monday, April 14, 2014. George was born in Chattanooga on May 31, 1927. He
Shirlene Jabbar, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2014, in the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Roxanne Steele ROSSVILLE Roxanne Steele, 43, entered into the joy of the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2014. She was employed at Southern Heritage Assisted Living as a caregiver and had been a Rossville
Raymond F. Lusk, 86, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 in Illinois. He was born in Chattanooga to Pleasant and Carrie Lusk. Most of the years of his life were spent
Juanita June Marcum, the most loving and Godly mother has now joined her husband, Wallace Marcum Jr. the love of her life, in their home in Heaven on Monday, April 14, 2014. Born in
Marion McConnell Marion Ruth Brown McConnell, of Chattanooga, departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Marion was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Marshall County, Tenn., and attended Cornersville School where she met, and later married,
Howells D. "Bud" Miller Jr., 88, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, April 12, 2014. Bud was a graduate of the University of Chattanooga. He is a retired city of Chattanooga employee.

Bobby Moore Jr.

Bobby Moore Jr. departed this life Thursday, April 10, 2014. Memorial services at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Delray Baptist Church with family receiving friends from 1 p.m. until service time there at the
Willie "Peter Rabbit" Moss I, 67, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Chattanooga. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and
Charles H. Nelson, 84, passed away on April 14, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Carolyn Pack

Carolyn S. Pack, 54, went home to be with her Lord early Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014. Funeral services at 4 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens. Visitation
James V. "Jim" Proffitt, 76, on Monday, April 14, 2014, went home to be with the Lord. He was born in McMinn County, grew up and lived most of his life in Meigs County. He
Robbye S. Reep, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975

Barbara Stone

Barbara Louise Stone, 70, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Surviving, her children, Karl Gore, James Gore, Rhonda Dennis; grandson, William Tyler Dennis. At Mrs. Stones request, she will be cremated and the family

Dustin Tidwell

Dustin Cole Tidwell, 20, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Service at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Tollett Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Visitation 5-9 p.m. CDT

Louise Wallin

LaFAYETTE Louise Atkins Wallin, 87, died Tuesday April 15, 2014. Survivors: daughter, Maryln Hewitt; son, David Leonard; sister, Frances Wilkes; granddaughter Kristy Hewitt Lawson; grandsons, Rusty Hewitt, Scott, Rocky and Rickey Leonard; several great-grandchildren, nieces

Alvenia Warner

Alvenia "Sweet Pea" Warner, 88, departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was born in Corinth, Ky., to the late Charles and Martha Bradley and was of the Baptist faith. She was also preceded

Johnathan Wheat

Johnathan Layne Wheat, 48, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was born May 12, 1965 in Milledgeville, Ga. He was of the Baptist faith, an employee of Jeff Porter Roofing Co. and he enjoyed
Louise "Doodle" Wiggins, 89, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Soddy Daisy Health Care Center. Louise was beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was of the Church of God faith. Louise
Wallace T. Wilson, 75, of Sale Creek, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at North Chapel Chattanooga Funeral Home. The family will receive friends
Phyllis Yerbey, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Mrs. Yerbey was a member of Brainerd Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.