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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 27, 2014


Harold P. Anderson, 90, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Harold was born in Youngtown, Ohio, to Howard and Ogla Anderson in 1923. Upon graduation he joined the Navy
Dennis Edwin Benson, 72, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, on May 19, 1941, he worked in the Yellow Page Business for over 20 years and also served as
Viola McAlister Bentz, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. She was born to the late Grover and Willie May McAlister, on April 16, 1922. Viola was a devoted wife and
Robert Marquis Betts, 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

George Blevins Jr.

Rossville
George "Billy" William Blevins Jr., 63, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Addie Elizabeth Butler went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. She was the daughter of Clyde and Addie Little and sister of Emma Clyde McElroy, Helen Roe and Beldon Little. She
Chad Marshall Card, 29, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. He is survived by his two sons, Landon and Carson Card; his mother, Renee' Clift Lorek; his father, Jamie Card; his grandparents that
Mildred Maxine Elliott Carr, 94, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at Star Regional Medical Center in Athens, Tenn. Mrs. Carr was born July 19, 1919 to James H. and Ruth Elliott. She was preceded
Martha Ann Catchings, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end
Louis S. Coffelt Sr., 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Jim Dearman and
Gloria M: Barley Cooke, 64, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Feb. 25, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. Local arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Rev. Dwight Deal ROSSVILLE Rev. Dwight Deal, 71, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at a local hospital. He pastored at Dry Valley Baptist Church and had been in the ministry for 50

Albert Doss

Dayton
Albert Clyde Doss, 76, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Dayton. Graveside services, with full military honors, for Albert will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Rhea Memory Gardens in Dayton. www.vanderwallfh.com. Visitation
Ella Vera Earvin, 78, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at her residence. She was faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church before her health began
Edith Estelle Adams Ellis, 80, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. She was born Jan. 1, 1934, in New Orleans, La., daughter of the late Loyal Gardner Adams Sr. and Margaret Lee Watson Adams.

Bob Gaunt

Nashville
Robert "Bob" E. Gaunt, 75, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2014. Bob lived in Hixson, with his family from 1972 to 1984. Bob was born on Aug. 31, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio to
Phyllis Kay Green, 63 of East Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, sister and friend. She was
WHITWELLJames "Matt" Griffith, 58, of Houma, La., formerly of Whitwell, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Reed Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.
Elsie Harrell, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. She was born in Gadsden, Ala., on Aug. 19 of 1933. Elsie was an unselfish, loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and

Mildred Holland

Fort oglethorpe
Mildred Clara Holland, 88, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. She was born Aug. 3, 1925 in Robeson County, N.C. She graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1944. She was active with the USO.

Shirley Holloway

Spring city
Shirley J. Holloway, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Funeral service at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. Interment in Spring City Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. today at
Corinne N. "Tommy" Huggins, 92, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Mrs. Huggins was born and raised in Chattanooga, was a graduate of City High School and a member of Christ United

Kathleen Jolley

Geraldine
Kathleen Jolley, 74, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at her residence. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Garden in Stockbridge, Ga.

Krissy Layne

Rossville
Krissy Rene Layne, 31, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born Aug. 19, 1982 in Fort Oglethope. She was an avid softball player and loved to work with crafts. As

Fannie Macon

Dalton
Mother Fannie L. Macon passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Funeral will be noon Saturday at the Willis Funeral Home chapel. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday. Interment in West Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by
Inez Martin, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Carl "Jack" V. Martin Jr., of Hixson, entered his heavenly home, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. He was 85 years old. He was a lifelong native of Chattanooga. Jack was a 1946 graduate of Red
ROSSVILLEDonald Eugene McAfee, 70, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Elizabeth McAfee, and sister JoEtta Haney. Survivors include his

Boyd McCoy

Trion
Boyd Raymond "Ray" McCoy, 79, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Graveside service is 1 p.m today, Feb. 27, 2014, at Mt. Zion Church Cemetery. Mason Funeral Home is directing.
of My Son RODNEY HOWARD Feb. 27, 1954-Aug. 20, 2007 You are in our hearts always. Love you, Your mother, brother, sisters and family
Franklin Earl Leon Nelson, 50, a lifelong residence of Birchwood, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today, Feb. 27, at

Rob Parham

Atlanta
Robert Newsome "Rob" Parham, 44, a native of Chattanooga, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Service particulars will be announced by A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, Decatur Ga., 404-292-1551, or
Minnie Siskin Pearlman passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Fletcher, N.C. Minnie loved to entertain, dance and play mojan. Leadership played a big role in her life, she was president of
Clair Quick Clair A Quick, 86, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. "Quick" is survived by his wife, Mary, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Napoleon Ramsey, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was an Air Force veteran and retired from Southern Champion Tray. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry

Josie Scott

Fort payne
Josie Mae Kerby Scott, 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at her residence. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation 4-8 p.m.
Tommie Lee Stevens Jr., 90, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1924 in Anderson, Tenn.; the son of the late Tommy Lee Sr. and Laura Pack
Anna Marino Swanson, Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. She was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church and the St. Gerard Women's Club. Born and raised in Hoboken, N.J., this religious and feisty Italian
Barbara Ann Tate, 68, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. She was a devoted wife and was loved very much. She was loved for her
Oberia "MaMa Bea" Westfield, 84, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at a local hospital. She was last employed at Brainerd Cleaners. Ms. Oberia was of the Baptist faith and served on the Usher
Laura "Jeannie" White, 64, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, Feb. 27, in Chattanooga National Cemetery with the
Ruth Garrison Wright, 91, of Lookout Mountain passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Share your memories at wannfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, St. Elmo, 423)-821-7551.
Chris Zahnd Jr. Chris Emil Zahnd Jr., 73, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Park Ridge Medical Center from a prolonged illness. He was born in St. Elmo,
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
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,...
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...
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.