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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

Suck creek
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

Ringgold
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

Fort payne j. c.
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

Henagar
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

Winchester
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 wannfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home

Gus Roberts

Athens
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 www.heritagefh.com 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
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) - The WWII Navy officer who guided his warship into Japanese territory to rescue the future President John F. Kennedy and his crew is dead at...
Nearly 200 storm chasers are paying tribute to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was rescued as an infant in 1920 when she was placed in a Coney Island sideshow incubator has died. Lucille Conlin Horn was...
NEW YORK (AP) - Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel,...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Kenneth J. Arrow, the youngest -ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, has died in California. He was 95.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (skroh-vah-CHEHF'-skee) has died at age 93.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Clyde Stubblefield, a James Brown drummer who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, has died. He was 73.
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI...
DALLAS (AP) - Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The son of veteran actor Warren Frost, who played Dr. Will Hayward on TV's "Twin Peaks," says his father has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Tom Regan, the author of a noted book on animal rights and a professor emeritus of philosophy at NC State University, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reaction to the death of film and TV actor Bill Paxton, of "Titanic," ''Aliens," ''The Terminator," ''Apollo 13" and the HBO series "Big Love" fame:
NEW YORK (AP) - Ward B. Chamberlin Jr., who pioneered public broadcasting, led stations in New York and Washington and helped launch the career of Oscar-nominated documentarian Ken Burns, has...