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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 24, 2014


Arnold Adams, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 S. Moore Road
Jack C. Baker Sr, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.
James Henry Bryson, 84, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in a local hospital. He was retired from Mueller and was a driver for Mercury Cab. He is survived by his children, Wanda (Roderick)
Willie Carey, 64, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Warren K. Clark, 86, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Mr. Clark was born in Gulfport, Miss., to the late, John and Mae Kappner Clark. He was a 1950 graduate

Joseph Crisp

Rossville
Joseph Thomas Crisp, 26, resident of Rossville, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 in the parlor of Companion Funeral Home, 2415 Georgetown Rd, Cleveland,
Ola Louise Varner Francisco, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late
James O. Hacker Jr., 79, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at his home in Chattanooga. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson,
Frederick "Radio" Jones, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in a health care facility in South Pittsburg. He retired from Wheland Foundry after over 30 years of service. He was a member
Rev. Ronnie Kesley, 61, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was pastor of Living Waters PCG (formerly known as Old Fashion Gospel Tabernacle) for 31 years. Rev. Kesley worked for Easterly Cabinets for

Gene Kolwyck

Chickamauga
Gene Kolwyck, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

Krissy Layne

Rossville
Krissy Rene Layne, 31, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.
Nellie Locklin, 69, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Marvin McDowell

Stone mountain
Marvin McDowell, 63, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Stone Mountain. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Dannie L. McMillion, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home.
Socrates Sabater, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. A native of Baymo, Cuba, he was an expatriate who migrated to America in 1960 at the onset of the Cuban Revolution. Mr.

James Seymour Jr.

Collinsville
James Emmett Seymour Jr., 81, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral will be 2 p.m CST Tuesday, Feb. 25, from Fort Payne Christian Center with Pastor Ken Hollmer officiating.

Col. Ed Temple

Winchester
Colonel William Edward "Ed" Temple, 77, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Funeral at 10 a.m. CST Thursday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Graveside services at 2:30 p.m. EST in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
James R. Verdier, 47, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was a native of Flint, Mich., and was a 1984 graduate of Addison High School in Addison, Mich.

Ryland Williams

Estill springs
Ryland Williams, 81, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his home. Funeral at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 24, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel, Winchester, with Rev. Jim Patton officiating. Interment in Franklin

In MemoryROBERT BRUMMIT

Robert Lamarl Brummitt went home to be with the Lord Feb. 24, 2011. His sweet memories shall be with us always. Loved and missed by his daughter, son, granddaughter, brothers, mom, dad, relatives, and

In MemoryBrenda Davis

March 29, 1943- February 24, 2013 Mom, Of course time has passed Its been today one year, God said purpose fulfilled and took you home Moma Dear Youre greatly missed- We

In MemoryDollie Fain

Mrs. Dollie Bernice Fain In memory of Mrs. Dollie Bernice Fain who departed this life 25 years ago today, February 24, 1989. God saw the road was getting rough; the hills

In MemoryThomas Little

Mr. Thomas Little, Jr. In loving memory of our son, brother, nephew, and uncle, Mr. Thomas Little, Jr., who departed us thirty one years ago today, February 24, 1983. Sadly missed by mother,
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" ''Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.
Former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins says punk pioneer Alan Vega has died.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, a Democrat who was seen as embodying his state when he posed for an iconic Time magazine cover only to...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A publicist for Bonne Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as the Browns influenced generations of singers from the Beatles to Lady Antebellum,...
LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Robert Morgan, a former U.S. senator who also served in the North Carolina Legislature and as the state's attorney general, has died. He was 90.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nate Thurmond, a Hall of Fame center and longtime Golden State Warrior, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...