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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 04, 2014

Gary Roger Beal, 64, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Chattanooga. He was born in Rogersville to Harry M. "Mark" Beal, who precedes him in death, and Janelle Dykes
Charles Bethel, 73, of Chattanooga, passed from this life on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. He was born in Fort Myers, Fla., to the late Vincent Bethel Sr. and Elnora Richardson Bethel and was also preceded

Mary Cauthen

Mary Elizabeth Cauthen, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Services at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel. Burial: Plainview Cemetery. On line condolences: Visitation: 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements

Montyne Davis

Montyne Bentley Davis, 94, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Alexian Brothers Skilled Nursing Facility. She was a native of Chattanooga and had lived in Miami, Fla., for over 30 years. She was preceded in

Babington Deakins

Lookout mountain
Babington Lampton Hall Deakins died at her home on Lookout Mountain on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. She was born to Robert L. and Babington Lampton Hall in Magnolia, Miss. Babington
Kelley Denise Coffelt Harris, 34, of Chattanooga, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. A celebration of her life will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 4, in the
Jewel Wigley Kile, 68, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. She was born Aug. 29, 1945 in Chattanooga to the late Jim and Thelma Kilgore Wigley. Jewel was a member of Ridgedale
Joseph Willie "Bill" Long, 70, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2013 in a local hospital. A native of Henagar, Ala., Bill had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga area
Thomas Lovell Thomas Lee Lovell, 89 of Georgetown, Tenn., died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow

David McBrayer

Fort payne
David R. McBrayer, 69, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by the family. Burt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Manis McDonald, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. A native of Whitfield County, Ga., she was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and has been a resident of East Ridge
Lois McElroy RINGGOLD Dolores "Lois" McElroy, 83, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was a member of the McFarland United Methodist Church.

Edwin McGee

Edwin Levoy McGee, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, Jan. 4, at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Flat Creek Cemetery. Family

Donald McRae

Fort oglethorpe
Donald "Donny" McRae, 54, celebrated the arrival of the New Year in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Donny graduated from ABAC College in Tifton, Ga., in 1980 and worked as

Sarah Mead

Franklin county
Sarah Jo Mead, 71, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. CST Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Huntland, Tenn.

Robert Mitchell

LaFAYETTE Mr. Robert Lee Mitchell, 85, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Mr. Mitchell was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Shaw Industries as a security guard, at the age

Edith Oberklein

Fort oglethorpe
Edith Margaret Oberklein, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Edith was a home maker, mother and grandmother. She was a former employee of Jorges Carpet Mills, and Southwest Motor Freight. Edith was preceded
Marvin "Big Whop" Parker Jr., 44, of Chattanooga, transitioned peacefully at his childhood home on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Funeral at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Rev.

Richard Phillips

Richard Randall "Randy" Phillips, 62, graduated from this life to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born in Chattanooga to the late

Sharon Raynor

Sharon Rose Raynor, 73, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Golden Living Center Mountainview in Winchester. Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Tenn.
Terry Lee Roy, 67, of Harrison, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.
Paul Richard Schrader Sr., 79, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Schrader was a resident of North Georgia for more than 40 years and attended Boynton United Methodist Church. He retired from

William Sisk

William Clayton Sisk passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Funeral Arrangements are set for 3 p.m. today, W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ronald Patterson and the Rev. Lee Earl Thompson will be
Lillian Hines Smith, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at her residence. Funeral at noon today at Westside Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Timothy Careathers as the eulogist. Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.

Gary Vaughn

Gary Lynn Vaughn, 49, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Services: Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. today. Interment: Rhea Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Coulter Garrison

Reva Venable

Reva Estelle Sartin Venable, 87, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in a local health care facility. Home Going services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the

William Wallin

LaFAYETTE Infant William Revan Wallin, died Thursday Jan. 2, 2014. Survived by mother, Sandra Faye Gann; and father Andy Wallin; Grandparents, Sherry (Anthony) Wallin and Audrey (William) Gann Aunts, Brook and
Sandra Choate Wilson, of Crossville, Tenn., and formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. She was 66 years old. Sandra was born and raised in Chattanooga. She was a 1965 graduate of Central

Tammy Wood

Spring city
Tammy A. Wood, 49, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at her residence. Born in Dunkirk, N.Y., Tammy was the daughter of Clarence and Patricia Baker Wood. She was a graduate of the University of New
Donnell Woodruff Sr., 62, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was born July 13, 1951. Donnell was born and raised in Polk County, Ga. He
Frances Jane Yelliott, 87, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. Jane lived a full life. She was born on Feb. 23, 1926 in Augusta, Ga. Jane and her husband Finch
Sept. 15, 1909 - Jan. 4 , 2009 Your memory remains with us. We thank God for you. We love and miss you, children, Orville, Ruth, Brenda, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
James "Jake/J.C." Campbell Sr. Sunrise: Oct. 13, 1926 Sunset: Jan. 4, 2011 We are missing you with each passing day. Love, Hilly (Wilma), Benny, Sparkle, Helena (Ronald), Renee, Steve, Floyd, Darin,
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...