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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 04, 2014



Chester Alley

Dayton
Chester Roy Alley, 78, a lifelong resident of Rhea County, went to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was a loving and wonderful husband, father, grandfather and

Billy Bishop

Huntland
Billy Bishop, 79, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his home. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Visitation 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, prior to
McDONALD Gladys Mae Brown, 85, a lifelong resident of McDonald, passed away at her home on Saturday night, Feb. 1, 2014. Gladys worked for many years with the Plastic Surgery Group of Chattanooga. A
Marion Richard Carlisle, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Survivors are his mother, Geneva Ann Butler, of Scottsboro, Ala.; sister, Elaine (Richard) Steeley, of Fackler, Ala.; brother, Bobby Ray Carlisle, of Jasper,
Brian Christopher Cooke, 28, departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. He was born on Sept. 30, 1985. Brian is the son of Karen Cooke Smelley and Charles H. Smelley Jr. He was
Edna Hale Ellis, 88, of East Ridge, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She was currently a resident of Signature Healthcare of Cleveland. She was known for her special sense
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

LYNN FERGUSON

Knoxville
Lynn L. Ferguson, 82, and formerly of Niota, died Friday morning, Jan. 31, 2014, at Baptist Healthcare, Lenoir City. A native of McMinn County he was the son of the late James

Debbie Ford

Cleveland
Debbie Denise Young Ford, 48, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at a local hospital. She was born in Lenoir City, Tenn. Before moving to Cleveland 30 years ago, she lived in Abingdon,
Dr. J. James "Jim" Greasby passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home in Red Bank after a long and well lived life. Jim enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, listening to and playing classical music
Judith Ann Hardin, 70 passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Harrison and a member of New Shepherd Hill Baptist Church. She was a mother to all. She was
Frank Hickman, 63, of Ooltewah, entered into Heaven Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was a loving husband and father to his family and was the son of the

Mark Horner

Winchester
Mark M. Horner, 52, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Templeton Confederate Cemetery, Winchester. Visitation 5 to
Garry L. James, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was born May 16, 1954. Garry was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Mae James Foster;
Catherine Pearl Anderson Lane, 92, of Hixson, entered the eternal Kingdom of heaven on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She was born Jan. 7, 1921, in Sweetwater, Tenn., to John Anderson and Emma Kyker Anderson.
Charles Edward "Eddie" Lerch, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in his home with his family by his side. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral
l John "Paul" Mitchell, 84, of Red Bank, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. He was of the Church of God faith. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran, and he retired from Dixie

Millie Montieth

Rossville
Millie Margaret Montieth, 69, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the South Crest Chapel with Pastor Fred Santana officiating. Burial will

Kathy Partin

Decatur
Kathy Geraldine Walden Partin, 59, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Erlanger. Funeral services at 3 p.m. Thursday in chapel of funeral home. Visitation noon-3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Ziegler Funeral
Peggy Patten Winningham died on February 3, 2014, at the age of 82. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Peggy graduated from Brights School and Girls' Preparatory School, as well as Vanderbilt University
Vessie Winton 88, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

In MemoryLettie Chauncey

Feb. 1, 1922-Sept. 16, 2008 Happy Birthday Momma McKinley, Pat, Dot, Barbara, Pam, Sandra, and Charlie.

In MemoryLenora Griffin

Mrs. Lenora A. Griffin February 4, 1989 In memory of our precious dear loved one sunset and evening star and one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the
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NEW YORK (AP) - A.R. Gurney, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright whose work offered a window into the inner lives of the upper-crust white Anglo-Saxon Protestants he grew up among, has...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Rosalie Sorrels, a Grammy-nominated folk singer and native of Idaho who recorded more than 20 albums and performed at top folk festivals around the country, has...
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PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) - Former Kansas City Star editor and University of Kansas journalism educator Tom Eblen has died. He was 80.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for the 1974 disaster epic "The Towering Inferno," has died. He was 94.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Violinist and restaurant owner Henry Helyong Lee, whose now shuttered Korean restaurant in New Orleans was known for operatic waiters and performances by Lee and other...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama toddler who drew worldwide attention after he was born without a nose has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Krisel (KRYE'-sel), an architect whose mid-century Southern California designs are found in some 40,000 homes, has died. He was 92.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York journalist who spent most of his decadeslong newspaper, radio and television career in Albany has died. Dan Lynch was 71.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has died in California. He was 73.