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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 26, 2014

Janice Ament

Janice Bowman Ament, 74, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at NHC Rossville. She born Nov. 18, 1939. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Mrs. Ament was preceded in death by

Regina Angelin

Fort oglethorpe
Regina Dee Hearrell Angelin, 49, recently passed away. She was born Sept. 4, 1964, in Holdenville, Okla., but lived most of her life in the Chattanooga area. She is survived by her son, Travis Simpson,
Phillip Isadore "Red" Benton, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away in Atlanta. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother John R. Taylor Sr. as the
Deborah Elaine Bonds-Jones, 60, passed away on April 22, 2014 in Chattanooga. She was a member of New Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and employed by Erlanger Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her
Janet Iris Palmes Bovell, 68 of East Ridge, died on Thursday, April 24, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dennis W.
Marvin Isaac Brooks, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in a local hospital. He was born in Cleveland, Tenn., and grew up in Bonny Oaks Childrens home. Mr. Brooks was a member

Shirley Campbell

Happy birthday shirley j. campbell
April 26, 1941 - March 11, 2009 We love you so much, family and friends.
Norma Clark Norma Raoul Clark, 84, of Lookout Mountain, died on Monday, March 24, 2014, at Erlanger Hospital. A lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Kappner Clark;
Howard Emory Clark, 81, of Christian faith went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He was a dedicated husband, father, uncle and grandfather to his family. He always made sure the

Joyce Dent

Joyce Darlene Ledford Dent, 63, formerly of Dunlap, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, after an extended illness. Her parents, Frances and Ruby Ledford; and her siblings, Charles Ledford, Hazel Wright, and Bill Ledford preceded
Mary Christine Durham, 85, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Mary was born in Chattanooga and was a graduate of Central High School. She was a longtime

Jimmie Eller Sr.

Jimmie F. Eller Sr., 91, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. A funeral time will be announced at later time by the family. Burt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Shirley A. Allen West Fairbanks, 71, departed this life on Saturday, April 19, 2014. She was born on March, 10, 1943 to the late Henrietta Douglas and Percy Allen Jr. After the death of her
Calvin Howard "Sammy" Henley Jr., 81, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, after a long, hard fought battle with ALS "Lou Gehrig's Disease". Sammy attended Central High School where he excelled
Anna Ruth Kilgore, 80, praised, shouted, sang and worshipped her way into the presence of the Almighty from her earthly home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Her life exemplified servanthood. She loved people and spent

Hazel Lemons

Hazel M. Lemons, 74, died Thursday, April 24, 2014. Funeral services at 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mount Sulphur Cemetery. Visitation is 2 to 4
James "Gus" Mathis, 80, went home to be with his Savior on Thursday, April 24, 2014. He was of the Church of God faith and a Veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded

Aaron Mays Jr.

Aaron "Noot"/"Fish" Mays Jr., 58, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. James Washington officiating. Interment inPine Grove Cemetery. Arrangements

James McClure

LaFAYETTE James "Lamar" McClure, 73, passed away at his home on Friday, April 25, 2014. He was a member of Mason Western Lodge 91 and Elks Lodge #2018.
Mark D. Moon, of Red Bank, passed away on Friday, April 25, 2014. He was 55 years old. Mark was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. He was a 1977 graduate of Red Bank
Reva Thompson Parham, of Red Bank, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. She was 94 years old. Reva was born in Decatur, Tenn., and was a 1939 graduate
Esther Poi, 88, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, in a local health care center. Born June 3, 1925, Mrs. Poi was a Tennessean who married and moved to New York City always

Winfield Reed

Winfield "Windy" Reed (1Sgt. Retired), 75, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He retired from Tennessee Army National Guard Headquarters with 26 years of service. He graduated from Chattanooga High School. Preceded in death by his

Frankie Soule

Winter haven,
Fla. Frankie Lou Soule died April 23, 2014, at her home in Winter Haven, from complications from a rare form of Alzheimers, which had gradually and steadily taken away her vibrant life the
Helen Camille Neumann Stricker joined the Lord on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, while surrounded by family. She was born July 16, 1943 in Marlin, Texas, to Alfred Emil and Sophie Lucille Neumann. She graduated
Opal "Dear" Eddins White, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor
Charlotte Ann Willingham Wright, 81, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Wright was born Aug. 19, 1932, in Menlo, Ga., the daughter of the late Roy Willingham and Mary Sue


Mr. Roosevelt Bradley Jr. Missing you every day Happy Birthday, Daddy Your son, Dedric L. Bradley
Loved and missed always by your family.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
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.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...