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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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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...
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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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary stripper Carol Doda, who helped introduce topless entertainment more than 50 years ago, has died at age 78.
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...