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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 19, 2014



Lena Anderson

Rocky face
Lena L. Anderson, 81, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Regency Park. Funeral services 5 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel. Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation from 3-5 p.m. today, April 17.
Kenneth Earl Beets, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at a local hospital. Mr. Beets was a native of Clinton, Tenn., and had lived the past 33 years in Chattanooga. Mr. Beets
Brenda Bost Brenda L. Bost, 67, of East Ridge, was welcomed into Heaven, Friday morning, April 18, 2014 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the South Crest
Johnnie V. Templeton DeFriese, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Donald G. DeFriese; sons, Jimmy Harris, of Chattanooga, Charles Harris,
Thomas Edward Short, 69, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Kelleys Chapel Cemetery. Visitation after noon today.
Opal L. Gibson, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. She was born April 10, 1926 in Reliance, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late Mike and Oma Boring of Cleveland,
Yolanda Faye Golson, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her residence. She will lie-in-state at 11 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel of
Constance Sue Gray, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late William and Ruth Vaught and was also preceded in death by her brother, Darrell Vaught; sisters,
"Buddy" Haile Jr., 82, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was born April 27, 1931, in Chattanooga, a son of the late Herbert J. and Mary Aloyse Alsobrook Haile. He was preceded
Gwendolyn Rice Rucks Roebuck, 77, passed away Thursday April 17, 2014 at Standifer Place in Chattanooga. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Edward Roebuck; sons, Glenn Edward Roebuck Jr. (Eve), Michael Allen Roebuck;

Jim Hoskins

Cleveland
Jim Hoskins died at his home on Wednesday April 16, 2014. He was 75. He was preceded in death by his son, Bryan Hoskins, of Nashville. He is survived by his wife of 30

Vera Huckabee

Bryant
Vera Earline Huckabee, 61, passed away, Friday, April 18, 2014, at her residence. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, James Huckabee; children, Amanda (Wayne) Huckabee, Bryant, Becky (Corbin) Davis, New Hope, Ala., and
Mary Evelyn Smith Johnson, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Everette Warnock
Thomas Eugene "Gene" Lowery, 54, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday April 16, 2014. Gene was a native and lifelong resident of Catoosa County. Gene was a true public servant having worked
Richard James McBride, 60, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Richard was a selfless man of vibrant faith who loved and served his family, church and community. Richard retired from the police

Jimmy Parks

Winchester
Jimmy Lee Parks, 25, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Southern TN Medical Center. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment followed at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

Juanita Pierce

Chickamauga
Juanita B. Pierce, 88, of Orlando, Fla., passed away peacefully on Feb. 18, 2014, surrounded by family and loved ones. Preceding Juanita in death were her husband, H. Brooke Pierce; and a daughter, Cheryl Ann

Walter Reynolds

Estill springs
Walter H. "Buddy" Reynolds, 87, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial in Maxwell Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First
Mildred Williamson, 86, died Thursday, April 17, 2014. Survivors, children, Charles Burgess, Gene Gazaway, Terry Gazaway, Johnny Williamson, David Williamson, Ray Williamson, Lucille Grimes, Dorthy Bannister, Betty Jennings, Eulene Baggett, Kathy Craig, Mary

In MemoryLebron Derrick

Missing and loving you. Wife Zarma Z. Derrick, Noble and Rozanne Nichols, Nikia and Tracy Jones, Deak, Dorothy, Adam, Shanice, Chris and Crystal, Tanyia, Cavontae, Destiny, Nicholas, grandchildren and other family and friends.

In MemoryJeffrey Ellis

Seven years have passed and you are loved and missed so much. Love Always, Moma, Daddy, Jenni, Bill, Emily, and Savannah

In MemoryIN MEMORY

Preceded in death by: Angel Crystal Evona Purple - Murphy (Daughter); Survived by: James D. Purple, Sr. and Ellen Purple (Adoptive Parents/Grandparents); Jonathon Carlisle Purple (Natural Father); Lynnmarie Couvillon (Natural Mother) Memorial Service:
Its been one year since you left. Imiss you and love you forever. Your wife Mrs. Ethel L. Willingham
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the 'godfather of gore,' has died. He was 87.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator Ben Steele has died in Montana. He was 98.
Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch, At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The executive producer of TV's "NCIS" and creator of "NCIS: New Orleans" has died. CBS says in a statement that Gary Glasberg died in his sleep...