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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 21, 2014

Brenda L. Bost, 67 of East Ridge, Tenn., was welcomed into Heaven, Friday morning, April 18, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was a member of Shield Baptist Church, Chickamauga, Ga. She
Edna L. Coffey, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home. Visit to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Diane Cooper, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 19, 2014 Mrs. Cooper was born May 8, 1931 in Trenton, Ga. She was a loving homemaker and enjoyed crafts, collecting
Edward Craig, of Hixson, died Saturday, April 19, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524.
Dorothy Rogers Crenshaw, 72, passed away Monday, April 16, 2014. Service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with Paster Rheubin Taylor officiating. Interment: West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis Funeral
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
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
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
Martha Harp entered into the joy of the Lord, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

Lillie Hill

Lillie Mae Braziel Hill, 81, formerly of Cedartown, Ga, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Service will be today at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Rasha Williams

Harry Holcomb

Mr. Harry "Leon" Holcomb, 89, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Funeral services: 12 p.m. CST, Tuesday, April 22, at Kerby Funeral Home chapel with Brother Kenneth Holcomb officiating. Burial to follow: Oak Lawn

Alton Layman

Mr. Alton E. Layman, 59, died Saturday April 19, 2014. He was born in Palmer, Tenn. on May 7, 1954, to Everett and Katherine Sanders Layman who preceded him in death along with his sisters,
Margaret Henrietta Smith Lorden "Meg", 84, of Chattanooga, departed this earthly life and entered into eternal life with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, April 19, 2014. She was a Christian and member of Ridgedale Baptist

Christel Mahan

Christel Millard Mahan, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 19, 2014. She was a native of East Prussia Germany and had lived in the Chattanooga and Rossville area

Wanda Mangum

Mrs. Wanda Fae Geckles Mangum, 69, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from the Grassy Mountain Holiness Church. Brother Jack Lynch and Brother
Kathryn M. Mattice, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away April 20, 2014 at the Alexian Village in Signal Mountain, Tenn. Completed funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home 7454 E.
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
Jessie McClain, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at her residence. She was a faithful member of Miracle Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir and served on the
Doris "Shorty" "Mamaw" Pitts, 94, passed away April 17th at her daughters home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Alonzo Noble officiating.
Jesse Carrol Roberts, 78, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Shirley Ann Vance, 63, of Chattanooga, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. She was an active member of Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Church and a former member

John Zanone

Fletcher, n.c.
John Francis "Jack" Zanone passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was born July 3, 1962. Jack attended Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas prior to moving to Atlanta where he began a long


Jan. 1, 1973 -April 21, 2013 In memory of my dear loving caring devoted, compassionate husband, best friend and family. Your heavenly father said well done my faithful servant you have best you're earthly


One year has gone by without you. You left us with 40 years of memories. Every praise is to our God. You are forever in our hearts and thoughts. Love your devoted mother


Its already been four years. You are always on our minds and in our hearts. Love and miss you, wife and children


Thank you God for blessing us with a remarkable man who was a true husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Love you always The Meadows Family
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BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.