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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
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
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.
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.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
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...