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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 05, 2014


Charlie Bell, 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Ormond E. Belue, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Ormond was a truck driver for Roadway Express until his retirement. Ormond is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Rucks
Emily Carole Blassingame, 72, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Funeral services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday from the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Chatsworth. Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday in Center Valley Cemetery. www.jjonesfuneralhome.com.
Doris Bowen, 79, passed away at her Chattanooga home on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She had been under the care of Hospice for a number of weeks and the family was present at the time
Charles Edward Campbell, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. He retired from Rockwell International. He was a faithful member of Greater Faith Temple Baptist Church where he served as a
Nancy Collins, 69, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Edwin W. "Pie" Covington, 89, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. He was born Sept. 25, 1924 in Chattanooga a son of the late Norman and Inez Covington. He was preceded in death by

Eddie Dillard

Evensville
Eddie Dean Dillard, 53, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Warren, Mich. A lifetime resident of Rhea County, Eddie was the son of the late Albert and Edna Hale Dillard. He was a graduate of

Carolyn Duke

Summerville
Carolyn Powell Duke, 74, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Petitt Chapel. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Interment in Greenhills Memory

Joe Edwards

Calhoun
Joe Lewis Edwards, 67, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh Baptist Church, Stilesboro, Ga. with Bishop Nicky P. Starling officiating. Interment in Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis

Lorrain Estep

Ringgold
Lorrain Estep, 64, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. She was born in Corcoran, Calif., to the late Hershel and Gladys Allen and was a member of Cherokee Valley Baptist Church. She was also
Laura Geneva Gann, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Share your memories, stories and photos at www.legacyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center,

Rickey Haggard

Sequatchie
Rickey Lee Haggard, 39, passed away, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Rickey was a loving husband, loving dad wonderful son, brother and friend He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Mary Kirk Goforth

Craig Harris

Dublin,
Va. Craig Stephen Harris, 54, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was born in Pulaski on Aug. 4, 1959, and was the son of the late Jay Steve Harris. He was a mechanical designer
Bobby Pack, 74, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Crestwood Medical Center. Survivors include wife, Dianne Young Pack; daughter, Sheila Farmer (Dewayne), Emily Womack; son, Ken Hicks (Susan); grandchildren, Brooke Lewis (Cody), Nicholas Venable,
Kenneth H. Johnson, 74, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. He was an Evangelist of the Church of God, and a member of the Grace Sanctuary Church of God Prophecy.
Charles Jones Jr., 23, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Joan Lambert, 75, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. She was born on July 7, 1938 to the late Paul "Curley" and Marie Kinsey. She had been a resident of
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.
James David Ledford, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3424.

Dorothy Lett

Cleveland
Dorothy Hudson Lett went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. She was 82 years old. She was born in Clay County, Ala., on Jan. 9, 1932. She was a member
Billy Tatum Martin, 72, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a member of the former East Ridge Baptist Church and was retired from Polysar Latex (BASF).

James Martin

Rainsville
James Junior Martin, 70, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in DeKalb RegionalMedical Center. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CST today, Feb. 5, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chape. Burial will follow in Straight Creek

Lois Matthews

Bridgeport
Lois LeMay Matthews, 82, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Funeral service time was at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Rudder Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport, Ala. officiated by Rev. Houston Thomas. Interment

Pauline McCarver

Cleveland
Johnnie Pauline McCarver, 79, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Ray McCarver; children, Patty Kay Price and Johnny Ray McCarver; her parents, Jasper and Melinda Hurst
Ruth Morgan McGill, 80, of Red Bank, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
James "Jimmy" Henry Miller Jr., 56, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He served in the US Army and was employed by River City Plastics. He was preceded in death by his mother, Harnitha
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 Yarns
Toni Trufant Molina, 67, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at a hospital in Cleveland, Tenn Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Clara Odom, died Jan. 3, 2014, she was born Oct. 7, 1934. She was preceded by her only son, Clarence Norris. She left a host of family. Sisters, Esther Ealey, Detroit; Freddie Howard, Nashville; brothers

Robert Smithson

Summerville
Robert "Bob" Smithson, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Survivors, children, Susan Wyatt, Bobby Smithson, Terry Smithson and Steve Smithson; brothers, James Smithson, Billy Smithson; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral is 2 p.m.
Robert Snell WINCHESTER Robert Emmett Snell, 45, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Tenn.
Ret. Col. Jackson Gilleland Ret. Col. Jackson Emelius Gilleland, 96, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Johnny Lee Sorenson, 20, of Chattanooga, died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was a 2011 graduate of Central High School. He attended Meigs County High School where he played football. He participated in track
Ann Marie Stack, 84, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 in a local healthcare facility. Ann was a beautiful piano player, who played for 1st Baptist Church in Stevenson , Alabama .
Ray Bryan Thompson, 79, passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home
Glenda Turner, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her residence. Survivors and complete arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway,

Betty Wilkinson

Stevenson
Betty CarolynMcCallie Wilkinson passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Visitation 4-7 p.m. today and the funeral service will be 7 p.m. today from Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Stevenson. A graveside service will be at
Peggy Patten Winningham died on Monday, Feb. 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

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

In MemoryStephanie Goff

Stephanie Ann Goff Feb. 5, 1973-Jan. 23, 2006 Happy Birthday Steph We love you and we miss so you much

In MemorySANDRA WADLEY

Sandra Houston Wadley Feb. 5, 1948 Happy Birthday, Loved and missed by your husband, children, and grandchildren.
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, has died. He was 104.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.
DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was...
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.