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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 01, 2014

Marion Akins, 71, of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga.
Margaret Welch Anderson, 97, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at a local nursing home. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 1, 2014, at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, South, in
Robert Harry Clark, 75, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Robert lived most of his life in Hamilton County. Robert retired from BOC Gases as a plant operator. Robert was a member of
Stella Marie Cooper, 41, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 423-265-4414.
James W. Creasman, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at a local healthcare facility. He was of the Pentecostal faith, and he was employed by Dixie Yarns for many
Robert "Bob" Michael Cross, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He was 64 years old. He was born in Chattanooga, and was raised in Dade County.
s Marianne Westall Douglas, 83, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. She was a world traveler having visited all seven continents. She was also an avid runner and member of
Doris Ruth Harrison Elliott, 96, of Lookout Mountain, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Betty Ruth King Garner, 81 years old, left this life on earth to begin her new life in Heaven on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, her 58th wedding anniversary. She was born April 9, 1932 in
Helen Pennington Garvich, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Alexian Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pennington; brother, Gene Pennington and husband,
Iris Denise Gay, of Chattanooga, went to take her rest with the Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was born on Oct. 8, 1956 to Harold and Mildred Gay. Iris was
Nancy Moore Herring, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was born in Huntsville, Ala., on March 19, 1953. She was a loving, faithful, devoted servant of Jesus Christ, wife, mother,
Shirley Ann Hill, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. An alumnus of GPS and the University of Chattanooga, Ms. Hill was a CPA and worked as a computer programmer for TVA. She
Other B. "O.B." Hughes Jr. , 81, of East Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He served his country in the United States Army from 1950 to 1966.
Charles Kennedy, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Services are private. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.
Fred W. Lupton II, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in Memorial Hospital. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 3319
Samuel Clinton "Sam" Mills, 80, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Soddy-Daisy Health Center. Born in Soddy, Oct. 20, 1933, he was the son of the late Harry S. Mills and Ruth Davis Mills. He
Martha Alice "Sis" Morgan, 66, of Signal Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Rory OMore V, 66, of Hixson, went to celebrate with God on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Rory was a retired Physician Assistant who cared for each patient as if he
Marvin Parker Jr., 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Minnie Ruth Pilgrim, 90, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Standifer Place Nursing Facility. She was a lifelong member of the Lookout Valley community and the North Georgia area. She was a member of
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
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.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...