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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 28, 2014

Anthony Aker

Anthony Delancey Aker, 64, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Zion Baptist Church with Pastor H.D. Caldwell officiating. Interment in Mount Zion Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Willis

Amos Brown

Amos Roy Brown, 79, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by parents, Esta and Edgar Brown; brother, Arnold; sister, Louise. He is survived by his

Annie Byrd

Annie Byrd, 86 passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Funeral services was 1 p.m. Monday at Sherwood Church of Christ. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Sherwood.

Barbara Chapman

Barbara Louise Brown Chapman, 78, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and retired from Standard Coos Thatcher after 30 years of employment. She was preceded in death
Peggy Joyce Cope Christol, 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 in a local hospital. She was a lifelong member of Ridgedale Baptist Church. Mrs. Christol was born Dec. 29, 1932, daughter of the late
Patricia Ann Coots, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She attended and was a friend to Red Bank Presbyterian Church. Patricia was a homemaker and loved animals, especially cats and dogs. She

Lucy Davis

Lucy Ruby Davis, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Service 1 p.m. CST Thursday at West End Church of God. Burial in Watson Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Visitation 3-9
Edward Lewis Drake Jr., 63, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his residence. The body will lie-in-state at 10 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with a graveside service to

Jimmy Espy

Jimmy "Jim" Bryant Espy, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Jim was very rich and deep in his Baptist faith. He attended the Mount Carmel Church and Cassandra Baptist Church. He

Rosa Frassrand

Rosa Ann Frassrand, 73, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Bridgeport, Ala. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m.
Catherine Jones Griswold, 91, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mae Bradford and Edgar D. Jones; husband, Raymond Griswold; son,
Airene Harvey, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Howell officiating. Interment will
Daniel W. Hawkins, 58, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Daniel had lived most of his life in the Chickamauga and Dalton area and he was a veteran of the United States Navy during the

Vera Head

Vera Rogers Head, 92, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services at noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens with Rainsville Funeral Home,

Edna Jennings

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Edna Sue ODell Jennings, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 Survivors include husband, Charles Jennings; daughter, Patricia Ann Troupe; sons, James A. Smith II, John Burl Smith; grandchildren, Shelia Smith, Rachel Cooper, Olivia Smith; great-grandchildren,

Betty Johnson

Betty Jane McCormack Johnson, 88, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at a local health care facility. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was a member of Rossville Church of Christ where
ebron Brooks, 61, passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Rev. William H. "Bill" Lassiter, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. A minister in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church for over 30 years when he retired in 1999,
Niles Corley Meacham, 81, "with a tear rolling down his cheek, as a final goodbye slipped quietly from the lives of family who loved him" on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. "Big Meach" as he
Marie Miller, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Dorothy "Dot" Hicks Morrison, 90, left her earthly shell behind and entered the eternal Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. She was born in Sand Mountain, Ala., and has been a resident of
Mary Sue Collier Nagle, 80, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Services will be in Forest, Miss. Visit to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace,

Jeri Norris

Jeri Lou McGriff Norris, 71, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.
Janis Phillips, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by husband, Wiley Phillips; and daughter, Gwendolyn Phillips. Survivors include daughters, Sharon (Eddie) Landreth and Carol Young; son, Wiley
Linda Faye Reynolds, 71, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert Chauncey. Interment will follow in

Frieda Sisson

Frieda Woods Parson Sisson, 76, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, surrounded by her family. She died from complications of Alzheimers disease. She handled the battle like she lived her life, with dignity and
Vernon Payne Sluder, 96, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Funeral services will be noon today, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Ted Painter officiating. Interment will
Larry Gene Sprayberry, 71, of McDonald, Tenn., was called home by the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Larry was a loving son to the late Coy Benny and Annie Ruth Sprayberry of
Calif. Jeffrey Fred Krieg, 49, passed away at his home Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. He was born April 4, 1964 in Carbondale, Ill., to Fred Krieg and Deanna Callis Krieg Sutter. A memorial service
Harris Eugene "Gene" Toney, 61, passed on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. He was one of 11 children born to Rev. Harris Toney and Mrs. Marie C. Toney, on Sept. 30, 1952, in Madison, Ala.
Leon Williams, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Athens, Ala. He was an Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam Era. He was preceded in death by his father, Grady
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...