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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 01, 2014



Nancy Brannon

Rossville
Nancy B. Brannon, 69, of Rossville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at her residence. She was a native of Asheboro, N.C., where she was a lifelong member of
Vernon Wallace Butler, 66, departed this life on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at his residence. He was educated in the Chattanooga Public School System where he graduated from the historic Howard High School (presently HSAT),
Victor A. Charles, 87, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at Hospice of Chattanooga. He was born on Dec. 11, 1927, in Easton, Pa., the son of August and Sarah Charles (both deceased). He was
Ruth Agee Citty, 87, of East Ridge, passed this life on Saturday, May 24, 2014. She was of Baptist faith and retired as a Hamilton County school patrol lady where she worked many years. She

Bobbie Cordell

Chatsworth
Bobbie June Pendergrass Cordell, 70, passed away in a Dalton healthcare facility. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Cordell was the daughter of the late Luther Pendergrass and Mary Ruth Pendergrass, and

Gladys Davis

Dayton
Gladys Tulloss Davis, 79, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at her home. Graveside services with military honors were held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Rhea Memory Gardens with the Rev. Robert Henderson officiating.

Linda Davis

Decatur
Linda Gail Davis, 73, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. Linda was preceded in death by her parents C.C. and Edna
Bobby Espy Robert "Bobby" Joseph Espy Jr., 64, of Ooltewah, died suddenly Friday, May 30, 2014, while in Destin, Fla. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, where the family

Johnny Farmer

Ringgold
Johnny L. Farmer passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Arrangement will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.

Jimmy Gilliam

Pelham
Jimmy Gilliam, 67, passed from this life on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at his home. Funeral is 10 a.m. CDT Tuesday. Visitation 5-8 p.m. CDT Monday, at Roarks Cove Baptist Church, 44 Church Cove
Howard Goins, 51, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home on Thursday night, May 29, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born on Oct. 30, 1962, in Chattanooga. He is survived by his wife,
Clark Lee Grant, 44, Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. Clark was employed at Horizon
Madge S. Loggins, 91, of East Ridge, broke the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God on Saturday, May 31, 2014. She was born Nov. 29, 1922, to Mr. and Mrs.
Cyrus Griffin Martin Jr., 81, passed away Wednesday May 28, 2014. He was born on June 17, 1932, son of the late Rosalind Ewing Martin and Cyrus Griffin Martin, Sr., a very prominent family from
Linda Hill Mason, 71, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014. Linda graduated from Norview High School in Norfolk, Va., Edmondson Business College and attended the University of Chattanooga. She was
Jason Andre' Newman, 34, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014. He was a member of Abba's House. Jason is survived by his father, Andre' Newman; his mother, Candy Desha; his son, Jacob
Mary J. Paffe died Saturday, May 24, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Doug Paffe; her four children, Robert Paffe, Daniel Paffe, Janiece Paffe Bolles and Gayland Paffe; seven grandchildren; and her sister, Margared
Elizabeth Rawlston Ellen Elizabeth Rawlston, 91, of Hixson, went to play with her sister Aline Rigby who had preceded her in death. Elizabeth passed on Friday, May 30, 2014. Elizabeth graduated from Montevallo College. She

Ruth Rieben

Decherd
Ruth Rieben, 86, passed from this life on Friday, May 30, 2014. Services will be held 3 p.m. CDT today in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. CDT
Leon C. Stone III died Sunday, May 25, 2014. He was born in Chattanooga on July 27, 1944, the son of the late Leon C. Stone Jr. and Kathleen Link Stone Wolfe. His grandparents were

James Suttles

Dayton
James C. Suttles, 85, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his home in Dayton. James was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a longtime employee of Keyser-Roth, James was a member of the

Ruby Teague

Dalton
Ruby Alice Coe Stafford Hill Teague, 86, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Viola Coe; spouses, James R. Stafford and Clarence

Georgia Turner

Adairsville
Georgia Ann Turner, 73, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014. Homegoing service will be Monday, June, 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Adairsville Church of God with pastor Billy Harris officiating. Interment will follow at

Geneva Vanzant

Winchester
Geneva Imogene Vanzant, 87, passed from this life on Friday, May 30, 2014. Services will be held 11 a.m. CDT, Monday, June 2, 2014, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. The family will receive friends from
Faye L. White-Smith, 87, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, peacefully surrounded by family at the Tuscany Hospice Home in the Villages, Fla. Faye was born in Chattanooga and was married to former Chattanooga

Lore Wiggins

Aurora,
Colo. Lore Isa Wiggins, 79, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2014. Daughter-in-law of the late Dr. and Mrs. Jasper M. Wiggins. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bill Wiggins; daughters,
John Wesley "J.W." Williams Sr., 76, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at 1 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Michael Ludy as
Ines Jean Worley, 78, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014. She was a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Pearl Worley; and a

In MemoryWilliam Davis

William Ed Davis June 1, 1927-Feb. 13, 1995 Happy Birthday from wife Louise Davis and family. We love and miss you.

In MemoryDean McClendon

McCLENDON January 21, 1962- June 1, 1997 A year, a day, a moment passes, but our memories of you remain locked forever in our hearts. Peace be with you, my son. Love forever

In MemoryNorma Jean Price

May 23, 1938 - Feb. 7, 2008 Happy Birthday with love from husband, Monroe Price, children, grandchildren, and great grandchild!
Happy Birthday! Today like every day we celebrate the life you lived, the love you gave, and the woman of God you were. Still remembering, loving and missing you. Love always, your

In MemoryMICHAEL WHITE

Forever young, forever beautiful, forever in my heart. -Mother, Deloris White
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The family of Noreen Fraser, a TV producer and co-founder of Stand Up to Cancer, says she has died. Fraser was 63.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California man who was denied a medal of honor for his heroism during World War II for more than six decades because he was black...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Wilson F. "Bill" Minor, a journalist who chronicled Mississippi through almost 70 years of change including its turbulent struggle over civil rights, has died.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A California man who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Don E. Carter, a newspaper reporter, editor and executive whose career spanned nearly five decades, has died at age 99.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - John "Sib" Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday. He was 67.
NAME: William Henry Keeler.
CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. for 18 years, has died....
NEW YORK (AP) - Robert B. Silvers, the longtime head of The New York Review of Books, has died. He was 87.
NEW YORK (AP) - David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Holocaust survivor who became a sculptor and has his work on display at Ohio's governor's mansion has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, dies Sunday....
NEW YORK (AP) - The Associated Press newsman who flashed word of the German surrender in Italy at World War II's end has died. George E. Bria was 101.
Reaction to the death of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry at age 90:
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County,...
NEW YORK (AP) - George Braziller (Bra-'ZILL-er), an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels by Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller and released fiction...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - James Cotton, a Grammy Award-winning blues harmonica master whose full-throated sound backed such blues legends as Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Howlin' Wolf, has...
NEW YORK (AP) - Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," has died.