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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 03, 2014

Frances Bradley Frances Earlene Bradley, 93, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She was
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.
Eugene Clark, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. The body will lie-in-state at 9 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at

Dorothy Cookston

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Dorothy D. "Aunt Dot" Cookston, 86, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Carl Gene Cookston. She is survived by
Charles Lois Culberson, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Charles had retired from Provident Life Insurance Co. with 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delevan

Lorrain Estep

Lorrain Estep, 64, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel with Pastor Franky Ridley officiating. Interment will follow in
Billy Douglas Felker, of Chattanooga, took a heavenly flight to meet Jesus on Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2014. Billy was born Feb. 24, 1942 in Kentucky and raised on a farm. He remembered looking up
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
Willard Eugene "Gene" Fish 71, of Chattanooga, formerly of New Philadelphia, Ohio died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in Tennessee. He was born Nov. 12, 1942 in Dover, Ohio to the late Willard Joseph and
Brittni Renee Frank, 20, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 together with her son, Nolan James Fuller. Services will be 1 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with
Nolan James Fuller, infant, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, together with his mother, Brittni Frank. Services will be 1 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev.
Evelyn Gunner, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old

J.C. Hopper

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Hopper passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Crown Health Care. Funeral will be 11 a.m. CST Wednesday, Feb. 5, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Blaine Tolle officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood
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.
Eugenia "Jean" Kington, 98, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at a local health care facility. She was a registered Nurse having graduated from St. Thomas Nursing School in Nashville.

Larry Lacy

William Larry Lacy, 66, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence. Survivors include wife, Sue Lacy; daughter, Jennifer Lacy (Justin) Pape; son, Craig (Lisa) Lacy; grandchildren, William Ryan Lacy and Emily Claire Pape. Mr.
Charles Edward "Eddie" Lerch, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in his home with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 3, 1936, in Chattanooga, to the late Alma

David Markwell

David Markwell, 73, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Funeral services 11 a.m. CST Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. CST today,
James H. Miller Jr. passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
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
James Nicholson, 74, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Marcus Tarvaros Payne Sr., 38, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in a local hospital. Visitation 10-11 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. in the
Nilza de Mattos Reynolds, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at her home. Share your memories, stories and photos at Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home

Gus Roberts

Gus T. "Tommy" Roberts, 92, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2014. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday prior to service. Smith Funeral &
Johnny Thompson Johnny Mack Thompson, 78, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visit to share
Raphael Sinclair White, 25, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. He was born on Aug. 27, 1988 in Chattanooga. He graduated from Central High School class of 2006. He was employed at
Bernice L. Robinson Wright, 82, departed this live on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at a local hospital. She was retired from Seaboard Farms after over 35 years of employment. She was preceded in death
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,...