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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 10, 2014

Geneva Anderson

Geneva Anderson, 84 died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. She was a member of the Griffith Church of Christ. Geneva was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Ova Lee Reece; brother, Arlis Reece. She

Everet Anderson

Everet Anderson, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. He was a member of Griffith Church of Christ and a member of the International union of Operating Engineers. Everet was preceded in death by parents, Rufus
Stanley Ray "Stan" Cyrus, 56, of Hixson, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his home. Visit to share condolences. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Tommy Dobbs

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Tommy Lee "Tommy" Dobbs, 67, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his residence. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. CST today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Leath and the Rev.

JB Durham Jr.

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Durham Jr., 75, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Crowne Health Care. Mr. Durham was retired from U.S. Pipe and Foundry. He was preceded in death by parents, J.B. and Velma Cook Durham. Survivors

Jewel Ellenburg

Jewel Ellenburg, 96, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Survivors include her son, James Harold Ellenburg Jr.; sister, Bessie Couy; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 10, 2014,
David Lewis Hooker, 62, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, February 8, 2014. Visit to share condolences. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Darwin Keith Kennedy Sr., 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Fred Smith officiating.
Julius Leon Kindervater, 93, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.
Leola Lawrence, 65, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2014 in Rome, Ga.. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Claudia McClure

Claudia McClure, 59, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today from the Chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill. Online condolences may be offered at:
Amy Mildram, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Visit to share condolences. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
James "Bud" Nicholson, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was born Sept. 9, 1939. He attended Chattanooga City School. James worked at US Pipe and Foundry until

Delmas Russell

Delmas F. Russell, 65, passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. A resident of North Georgia, he was
Paul Homer Scoggins, 90, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving during World War II. Paul retired from Wheland Foundry and he was an avid outdoorsman,

Gary Sitz

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Gary Lee Sitz, 58, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. CST Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in ODear Cemetery in Sewanee, military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation
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. Graveside service will be at 11:30
Bill D. Swafford, 83, of Trenton, Ga., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Visit to share condolences. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Jane Walker, 80, of Chattanooga, left this world on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, following a mercifully-brief illness. She passed peacefully, taking her last breath in the middle of her daughters recitation of The Lords Prayer.
Gloria Chambers Wallace lifted her eyes to Glory on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. She was 89 year young. She was a member of New Monumental Baptist Church. Gloria graduated from Howard High School in
Gerry Brown Young, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343 (423-698-2541) to be

In MemoryLavante Favors

Lavante Dontrell Favors Jan. 29, 1986 - Feb. 10, 2011 We love you, Vante, and miss you so much. Love, Mom, Favors, Womble, and Talley.


Jackie Lou Norwood Sept. 29, 1935-Feb. 10, 2005 Nine years of our lives has been vacant without the visions of you but your smile, memories are with us each day Mama. For we know we

In MemoryWilliam Schwenk

William Jordan Schwenk April 22, 1997- Feb. 10, 2010 We think about you every day and love you. Love, Mommy and Daddy, Grandmother and Granddaddy, Nana and Poppy
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Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.