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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 15, 2014



Jimmy Barnes

South pittsburg
Jimmy Barnes, 55, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. The funeral will be noon CST Thursday, Jan. 16 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cumberland View Cemetery in Kimball, Tenn. Visitation from 2-9 p.m

Ricky Brown

Bridgeport
Ricky Wayne Brown, 54, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center. Family will receive friends from 3-9 p.m. CST today and Thursday at Valley Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 3 p.m.
Warren Thatcher Card, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his home. He was born on Dec. 19, 1930, to the late William J. Card and Louise Thatcher Card. He was
Dolores Rodgers Cathcart, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home, Monday Jan. 13, 2014. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her infant son,
Franklin Gary Coots, 59, of Chattanooga went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Christian faith.

Robert Coulter

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Robert "Bobby" Edward Coulter, 53, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday in McIntyre Cemetery. Service conducted by Rev. Jim Powell. Family will receive friends at the
Jerry L. Crandell, 69, of Apison, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer at his residence surrounded by his family. He was a Vietnam Veteran in the U.S. Air Force

Mae Creamer

Adairsville
Mae Sue Creamer, 68, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Grays Chapel AME Church with Pastor Leonard Daniel officiating. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.
Marjorie Downs, 85, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Mrs. Downs was born in Chattanooga, and attended The University Of Tennessee Chattanooga. She was most proud of being a mom. Mrs. Downs was preceded
Esther Drain, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Funeral was 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Jim Spearman officiating. Burial was in Piney Grove Cemetery.
Thelma Berneice Wade Everett, 89, of Hixson, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in a local hospital. She was born July 15, 1924 in Rhea County, Tenn., to the late George Washington and Cordia Neal

Rassie Fraiser

Rainsville
Rassie L. Fraiser, 102, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 15, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Beulah Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home
Robert Dawson Goza, 87, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was a member of Hickory Valley Community Church. He was preceded in death by his
Donia Michelle Graham, 44 of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was a 1988 graduate of Norte Dame High School and attended Middle Tennessee State
George Samuel "Hub" Griffin, 76, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2014. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church. Interment in West Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral

Laura Guinn

Cleveland
Laura Marie Aslinger Guinn, 102 died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Survivors: children, Mary Alice Roe, Naomi Leamon, Donald Guinn and Thomas Guinn. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at East Cleveland Baptist Church. Visitation is

Darrell Hicks

Chickamauga
Darrell Edward Hicks departed this earth on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Darrell was born in Marion County, Tenn., on June 2, 1949. He was the only son of Paul and Dorothy Hicks. Darrell was proud
Phyllis Holder, 94, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.
Earl L. Jackson, 80, of Hixson, went to join his Heavenly Father Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. He was a member of Red Bank Presbyterian Church. Earl was a veteran of the U.S. Army during
Linda Craft Jenkins, 64, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. A native of Clinton, Tenn., she was a daughter of Harold and Martha Craft. She worked with the Sheraton
Jean Pace "Mama Jean" Layne, 86, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, surrounded by her family. She had been the last living of the founding members of Mile Straight Baptist Church.

Connie Melton

Tracy city
Connie Marie Parsons Melton, 42, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at her home. Services are 2 p.m. CST today in the funeral home chapel. Arrangements by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, 931-592-3691.
Lisa Boydston Mitchell, 50, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. She was a 1981 graduate of East Ridge High School, she attended Erlanger Nursing School and she graduated

Agnes Murphy

Delano
Agnes "Aggie" Murphy, 51, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at her residence. A Celebration of her life will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel. Visitation 4-7 p.m. prior to

Sylvia Newby

Dunlap
Sylvia Evelyn Bell Newby, 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Services will be 10 a.m. CSTThursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.
Ida B. Nichols, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. She was born and raised in Scottsboro, Ala., to Herbert and Edith Gattis. She retired from M.A. Hodes Co. after 20
Ph.D. Patricia Ann Niemczyk Ph.D. in Education, 77, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 5, 1936 to Leo and Virginia Paulus. Both preceded her in

Michael Owensby

Marietta
Michael Owensby, 64, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Owensby. Funeral services are 2 p.m. today in the chapel with Rev. Marvin Fowler officiating. Interment in
Rev. John F. Searcy, 78, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be at noon Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at St. Paul AME Church in Smarr, Ga. He is survived by

James Sharpe

Dayton
James M. Sharpe, 89, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Erlanger. James was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, was active in the McDonald and Bimbos singing, was retired from TVA as a boiltermaker. A
Patricia Mahoney Shute, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 12, 2014. Mrs. Shute was a member of Bay Leaf Baptist Church in Raleigh, a beloved wife and a loving mother. She
Betty Jean Smith, 55, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, James M. Smith; daughters, Brandi Smith and Brittany Smith; son,
Mary Margaret Swafford, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away at the Life Care Center of Red Bank on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Mary beloved mother, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked for Red Bank Middle School

Jimmy Teems

Rossville
Jimmy Harold Teems, 81, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Christian faith. He

John Thomas

Pisgah
John Marshall Thomas, 81, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Mount Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation from 11-8 p.m.
Charles "Chuck" Thomas Weaver, 93, of Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Wayne Woody

Benton
Wayne Woody, 82, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Survivors: sons, Dane Woody and Mark (Sheila) Woody; grandson, Brian (Ashlea) Woody; and great-granddaughter, Riley Woody. Funeral service at 8 p.m. today at Higgins Funeral Home
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.