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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 20, 2014

Michael Anderson

Michael Lee Anderson, 33, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. Michael a lifelong resident of Cleveland was born here on Aug. 7, 1980. He was of the Christian faith. Michael
Kenneth Earl Beets, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at a local hospital. To share expressions of sympathy, visit his online guestbook at Graveside services will be held Monday,
Phillip Isadore Benton, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away recently in Atlanta. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
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 at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the South Crest
John Tom Brock Jr., 62, died Friday, April 18, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. Service at 4 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home. Interment in Ogden Cemetery. Visitation 1-4 p.m. Monday at
Viola Lee Walker Burns, 84, of Ooltewah, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Carl Cecil Clark passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born April 11, 1919. His wife, Annie Lou Turner Clark preceded Cecil in death. Cecil was a veteran of World War II and

Ed Culberson

Ed Culberson, 76, died Friday, April 18, 2014. Survivors, wife, Wanda Culberson; daughter, Susan Hunter Zavala; brothers, Harve Culberson, Billy Culberson; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Graveside service 3 p.m. today, April 20, at

Bettie Daniels

Bettie Keown Daniels, 92, died peacefully Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Lilburn, where she had resided for some years. Born and raised in Chattanooga, she was the sixth child of 11 born to Horace Milton
Rev. Samuel Jackson Davis, went home to be with his Lord, on Friday, April 18, 2014. S.J. was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and minister. He leaves behind a great legacy of more than
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,
Shirley Fairbanks, 71, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Evelyn Fowler

Mrs. Evelyn Howell Fowler, 77, died Thursday, April 17, 2014. Survivors: children, Becky Dover, David Fowler, Billy Fowler, Steve Fowler, Johnny Fowler; sister, Barbara; brother, Roy Howell; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: 1 p.m.
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,
Herbert J. "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
Barbara Jean Hallock, 75, a resident of Collegedale, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the family residence. Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LLC of Cleveland.
Jessie Lee White Hardeman, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014. She was born May 28, 1919, to James Ernest and Susie Lee White. She was a member of East Ridge Church of

Claude Hicks

Claude Edward Hicks, 77, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home, Burial to follow

Carolyn Lambert

Carolyn Faye Lambert, 64, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014, at her residence. Carolyn was a lifelong resident of Ringgold and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed her grandkids, cooking, crafts and painting.
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
Milburn Moneyham ROSSVILLE Joseph Milbourn Moneyham, 69, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. He was born in Lee County, Va., to the late Milbourne Moneyham and Vera Copeland Allen but has lived in the
Jacalyn Morris, 58, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, in a Sequatchie healthcare facility. Professional services have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LLC of Cleveland.

Alvin Mull

Alvin Andrew Mull, 74, passed away on Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014, at his residence. Alvin was born in Polk County, Tenn. on Oct. 4, 1939, a son of the late Cecil Albert Mull and
Richard Myers Richard "Dick" E. Myers, 78, of Collegedale, died peacefully at home on Saturday, April 19, 2014, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinsons. He was a member of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Patricia Sue "Patsy" Magrath Phillips passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Red Bank Life Care. She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on Aug. 28, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Richard
Doris "Shorty" "Mamaw" Pitts, 94, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at her daughters home. Whether you knew her as Doris, Shorty or Mamaw everyone loved her. She was a beautiful red head with a

Crystal Prince

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Crystal Gayle Prince, 33, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. Survivors include daughters, Bessy Weathers, Electa Prince; parents, James Hubert and Lisa Marie Arbour Weathers; brothers, Jamie Weathers (Stephanie) and Bryan
Lillian Gayle Robertson, 64, died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, L. Cleo Capley Robertson. Survivors include her father, Barnard P. Robertson and sister, Carol

Franklin Rodgers

Franklin Leon Rodgers, 81, passed on Thursday, April 17, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT today, April 20, with visitation 1-2 p.m. at Rainsville Funeral Home.

Opal Smith

Opal Smith, 89, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Collinsville Health Care. Funeral at 2 p.m. CDT Monday, April 21, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Town Creek Cemetery Visitation will be

Roxanne Steele

Roxanne Steele, 43, entered into the joy of the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 26, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Mile Straight

LaWanda Ware

LaFAYETTE LaWanda Little Ware, 77, died Friday, April 18, 2014. She is a member of the Gospel Light Fellowship Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Williams;
David Lee "Pete" "Daddy Rabbit" White, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away April 16, 2014. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors. Condolences may be


Passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Dear Mother, We miss your love and that beautiful smile. A year has gone and our hearts still ache. We will see you one day through Gods


Antonia (Ann)D. Bass Oct. 9, 1971 - April 18, 2012 You may be gone from sight but never gone from my heart. Every time I begin missing you, I remember that you are


In Heaven Little Man. We love and miss you. You will always be our sunshine. Love, Mom, Dad, Junior, Scarlett, Georgia and Stryker.


Son and daughter of James and Geneva Devine Brother and Sister of Diane Allen, Valla Phillips and Vicky Devine We love and miss you both with all our hearts. Mom, Dad, Diane,


You gave me so many happy memories. I miss you so much. I will always love you. Your wife, Barbara

In MemoryTony Martin

To My Father, who I love and miss every day. From your son, Artie, and from Tony, Brian, and Josiah King Martin
In Loving Memory Of RICKY ROBINSON SR. who departed this life on April 20, 2013. Gone but not forgotten but dearly missed by family and friends.
52nd BIRTHDAY April 21, 1962- Dec 2,2013 We really miss you! Never a day goes by, we dont think of you. Love, Mother, Mrs. Mary Jordan, Siblings: Yuvette,Kenneth, and nephews.
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Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
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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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
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