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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
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Academy Award-winning writer of "Dances With Wolves" has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The man famed in Philadelphia sports history as the Santa Claus who was booed and plunked with snowballs at an Eagles game on a winter day in...
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Pete Brown, the first black player to win a PGA Tour event, died Friday. He was 80.
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - Late CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite's grandson and the voice of Dennis the Menace has died.
Thomas Shepard, former Look publisher, dies at 96
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The judge whose ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage led to an appeal heard this week in the U.S. Supreme Court, has died. He...
CHICAGO (AP) - Family members say former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker has died at age at age 92.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The woman who founded Weight Watchers has died.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - "Louie Louie" singer Jack Ely has died at age 71.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The youngest daughter on hit 1970s television show, "The Partridge Family," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don M. Mankiewicz, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter from a legendary Hollywood family who created the television shows "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Ironside," has died at age 93.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 19.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The model for Norman Rockwell's 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the homefront during World...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former mob enforcer in Rhode Island with ties to late New England crime boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca has died in a federal prison in North...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The woman who designed the iconic neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to Las Vegas since 1959 has died.
SAN FRANCISCO -- David Goldberg, the CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, died suddenly on Friday night. He was 47.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Family members say tech executive David Goldberg, head of the online SurveyMonkey site and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, died Friday night.