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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 08, 2014



Frederick Barrett

Adairsville
Fredrick Tyrone Barrett, 40, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Adairsville Church of God with Pastor John Beasley officiating. Interment

Lois Bingham

Dayton
Lois Inez Bingham, 83, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. A longtime resident of Rhea County, she was a member of the Richland Senior Neighbors. She was preceded in death by husband,

Hester Braden

Palmer
Hester Mae Brewer Braden, 75, departed this life Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, after a courageous battle with kidney disease. She was a member of Palmer and Altamont Church of Christ and a beautiful person to

Mary Brown

New hope
Mary Frances Brown, 72, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. She was a homemaker and a member of South Pittsburg, Church of Christ. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, James D."J.D. "Brown;
Nancy Jean Collins, 69, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She was employed at Parkridge Hospital as a CNA for 18 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Gennieve Page; daughter,
Ron Deanecelli Sr. Ron Sirgay Deanecelli Sr., 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2014. Survivors include his children, Ron, Shawn, Chad, Daryc, Shelly; and several grandchildren. No services will be held at
Thomas D. Elam, 64, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at his home. He was retired from Rockwell International. Mr. Elam was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Elam; daughter, Angela Elam;
Dottie Ann Farley, 87, passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church. Dottie was a caregiver for many children over the years.
Dovie Alma Gentle Giles, 88, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at her residence. She was born to Albert Virgil Gentle and Zula Bedith Pockrus Gentle on May 20, 1925 in

Linda Grider

Bridgeport
Linda Gail Grider, 63, died Thrusday, Feb. 6, 2014, at her home. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-9 p.m. CSTtoday at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson. Funeral service at 2 p.m. CST Sunday, Feb.9, at
Bridgette Denise "Granny Bridgette" Hubbard, 46, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Willie
Earlean Cooper Hurst, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Greg Keith, 53, of Chattanooga, passed Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Fred and Ella Keith. He was a graduate of City High
Brent B. Keith, 58, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2013. Survivors include his sister, Renee Benson, of Chattanooga; and brother, Darius Keith, of Port Orange, Fla. A graveside service will be held

Martha Lappin

Sewanee
Martha Sue Lappin, 76, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Funeral 1 p.m. CST Sunday in the funeral home chapel withMinsiter Kenny Green officiating. Burial: Tate Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Patricia Pace

Lookout mountain
Patricia Ann Pace, 71, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in a local hospital. She had spent the greater part of her life on Lookout Mountain and was a member of Lookout Mountain Missionary
Mary Ruth Smith, 92, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at her home in Largo, Fla. Born in Thorn City (Birchwood), Tenn., she and her late husband, Clyde moved to Florida in
DeWillis John "D.J." Smith, 86, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in a local healthcare facility after several years of declining health. D.J. joined the U.S. Navy at an
Alicia Marie Sullivan, 29, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. Alicia is survived by her parents, Johnny and Darlene Sullivan; brother, Johnny Sullivan Jr.; and
Elva "Jackie" Turner, 89, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Jackie was born in McMinn County, Tenn., and was a resident of Chattanooga for nearly 70 years. She
Shonney Underwood, 45, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in a local hospital. Memorial service: at 3 p.m. today the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.

Rose Ventura

Tracy city
Rose Ann Ventura, U.S. Navy veteran, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Services 11 a.m. today in the Foster & Lay Chapel with full military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Veterans Honor Guard. Foster &
Mickey Inga Faye Waldrop, 67, formerly of Section, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today
Peggy Patten Winningham died on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the age of 82. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Peggy graduated from Bright School and Girls Preparatory School, as well as Vanderbilt University where

In MemoryValine Barnett

July 12, 1920- Feb. 8, 2012 It has been two years. Loving and missing you every day. Sadly missed, Ruby, Tiny, Valerie, Lisa and Monica

In MemoryRichard Winkler

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo, North Dakota, Mayor Dennis Walaker, the man known as the "flood mayor" for leading North Dakota's largest city through several successful fights against the Red...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....