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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

Ringgold
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

Tracy city
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

Summerville
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.

Rossville
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

Dayton
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. www.vanderwallfh.com. 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

Summerville
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

Pikeville
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 www.reedfamilyfh.com. Visitation 5-9 p.m. CDT

Louise Wallin

Lafayette
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

Flintstone
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

Rossville
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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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, has died. He was 104.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was...
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Vincent Marotta, one of the co-founders of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew, died Saturday at his home in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Cheuse, a longtime literary critic whose reviews and commentary were featured on National Public Radio for more than 25 years, has died at age 75.