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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 02, 2014



Bessie Allen

Summerville
Bessie Irene Allen, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Surviving:children, Cindy Bell, Tim Allen, Neal Fulton; brother, Billy Coker; Friend, Iris Plummer; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3,
Eddie Lebron Boatfield, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Funeral
Frances Earline Bradley, 93 of Ooltewah, died on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mike Hearrell officiating. Interment
Peg N. Brehmer, 87, of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport. Peg Nagel was born June 27, 1926 in Memphis, the daughter of Charles
Jerry Lebron Brooks, 61, departed this life on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Nashville, He was born Sept. 12, 1952 to Mary L. Evans and the late Horace Brooks. Jerry was a graduate of Ooltewah
Allen W. Brostrom passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Tahlequah, Okla., at the age of 84. He was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Lake City, Minn. Allen entered the United States Air Force Nov.
Marion Richard Carlisle, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Lola Baker Carter, 93, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Mrs. Carter was a graduate of Central High School, former member of Highland Park Baptist Church and retired from BlueCross and BlueShield
Pamela Sue Carver, 62, of Lupton City, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 after a brave and courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. She was born on June 20, 1951 in Ann Arbor, Mich.,
Eugene Clark, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Erlanger Hospital after many years of service. He

Barney Coffman Sr.

South pittsburg
Barney "Pete" Lee Coffman, Sr., 67, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Visitation today 5-9 p.m. CST at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Ala. Funeral at 3 p.m. CST Sunday, in the funeral home chapel. Interment
Irene G. Dave, 87, departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at her residence. Services will be held at noon on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Westside Baptist Church, 4001 Hughes Ave., Chattanooga, TN
Richard "Rick" Lee Ellis, 62, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He was born April 2, 1952. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mary Bell Ellis. Survivors include his wife, Brenda
Dr. Francis Miller Fesmire Jr., 54, passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Francis was a distinguished emergency physician, treasured teacher, beloved father, husband, son and brother. An avid student of history, Francis held
Brittni Renee Frank, 20, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 together with her son, Nolan James Fuller. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Bill Ricketts. Survivors include her parents, Angie
Sarah Alice Frost, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. She was 82 years old. Sarah was born and raised in Keener, Ala., and has been a
Nolan James Fuller, infant, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, together with his mother, Brittni Frank. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bonnie Elizabeth Kinsey and great-grandfathers, James Lewis Huskins
Joanna Goodson Joanna Cherry Goodson, 61, of Chattanooga died at her residence on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. She was a devoted and loving wife for over 29 years. Mrs. Goodson was preceded in death by
Homer L. "Bubba" Griffin, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed
e Rev. Henry M. Groseclose, of Hixson, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He was 83 years old. Henry was born in Appalachia, Va., to the late Rhea P. and N. Loucille Groseclose. He

Mary Harris

Dayton
Mary Anna Harris, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Mary was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, of the Baptist faith, a lifetime member of Boots and Roses Linedance Club. She
Bridgette Hubbard, 47, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Homer Van Vleet Jr., 92, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 19, 1921, in Decatur, Ill., he was the son of the late Homer Joseph
Beulah Tipp Justice, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. She was 91 years old. Beulah was born in Lacrosse, Kan., was raised in Pocatello, Idaho and
John Mark Kay, 57, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He was always willing to help those in need and passionate about his family and friends. Known by his middle name, Mark, he was
Lillian Keith, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.

Edwin Krajesky

Rossville
Edwin "Johnny" Krajesky, 81, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Tri County Baptist Church for 25 years. Edwin
Bernice Veronica Mayo, 86, of Harrison, went home to be with the Lord and her loving husband, Wayne Martin Mayo, on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. She was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in Waialua, Oahu,

Richard McKaig

Lookout mountain,
Richard Norman McKaig passed and went to heaven, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, with loved ones at his side. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Kyzer McKaig; and parents, Mary Lou and

Margaret Montieth

Rossville
Millie Margaret Montieth, 69, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at her residence. Margaret was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and north Georgia areas and was a graduate of Lakeview/Fort Oglethorpe High School.
Patricia Sutton Mynaugh, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Patricia graduated from Tyner High School and attended UTC. She enjoyed fine cuisine, art, classical music and books. Her greatest attribute was her
Virginia Copeland Neal, 94, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, Jan. 28, 2014. She was preceded in death by husband, William A. Neal Jr. in 1965; brothers, Gordon, Baxter, Hulon, Chester, and Graham; and sisters, Otis,

Bobby Norris

Beersheba springs
Bobby Eugene Norris, 68, departed this life for a better land, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He was retired from the Carrier Corporation and was a member of the Hubbard's Cove Church of God. He was

James Palmer

Sautee
James Buford Palmer, 70, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Palmer was born Feb. 7, 1943 in Dalton, Ga., to the late George E. and Ruby Wofford
Marcus Tarvaros Payne Sr., 38, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Payne Jr. Survivors include his mother, Georgia Ann (George)
Leonard Pharr, 100 years old, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He grew up in the Chattanooga area and moved to Norfolk, Va., to take a job with
Edith Faye Roach, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home. She was born May 7, 1931 in Palmer, Tenn., to the late Clayton and Janie Dykes Lockhart. She was a
David Clark Spain, 49, of Pikeville, Tenn., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. David was born in Birmingham, Ala., but grew up in Chattanooga, where he attended school. David played all sports

Robin Sponberger

Ringgold
Robin Marie Phillips Sponberger, 56, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at her home. She was a Probation Officer with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice for 13 years and was of the
Bonnie James Strickland, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in a local hospital. He was formerly employed by Ross-Meehan and was a member of Church of Jesus. He was preceded in
Johnny Thompson Johnny Mack Thompson, 78, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at his residence. He graduated from Rossville High School and served in the U.S. Army where he played the clarinet and saxophone

Wanda Thompson

South pittsburg
Wanda Rae Thompson, 88, died on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at a local health care facility. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson. 423-531-3975.

In MemoryLullean Barton

Feb. 2, 1997 Minnie Riggins Feb. 5, 1968 In loving memory of my mother, Mrs. Lullean Barton, and my grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Riggins. Sadly missed by Lumorris Weams, Sr.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and the Riggins
Patricia Kelley Cunningham Jun. 27, 1949 - Jan. 30, 2006 Eight Years When I am sad and lonely and everything goes wrong, I seem to hear you whisper, "Cheer up and carry on."

In MemoryDorothy Long

Dorothy Reynolds Long May 7, 1922 - Feb. 2, 2010
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NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
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