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Local Obits for Sat. Jun 07, 2014


Donnie Angel, 43, of Sale Creek, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was preceded in death his wife, Myssi Angel; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Bertie Brady; and paternal grandparents, Homer and Ida Angel. Survivors
Barbara Jean Smith Baker, 80, of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and was reunited with her late husband, Chester B. "Jack" Baker. Barbara was born in Soddy

Linda Dickson

Ringgold
Linda Faye Dickson, 69, departed this life Friday, June 6, 2014. She was born in Graysville, Ga., to the late John and Lucille Dickson and was a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church. She was
Lou Ellen Freeman Lou Ellen Freeman, 83, of Cleveland died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in a local health care center. Services will be held today at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Vess officiating. Burial
Candace M. Garrett, 31, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
John Hambrick, 45, passed away on June 5, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Kenniqua Johnson, 26, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Georgia. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
John Mitchell Jones Jr., 85, passed from this life on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Skilled Care in Winchester. Funeral 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in

Felix Montgomery Jr

. mcclellanville, s.c.
Felix Bowden Montgomery Jr., husband of Josita Montgomery, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2014. Mr. Montgomery was a proud South Carolinian. He was born on July 16, 1930, in Greenville, S.C., and was
Terry Lee Keener, 46, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, with his best friend "Brother" by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Mary Tee Keener; sister,
Avis Y. King, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence in Milledgeville, Ga. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Bruce King

Battlecreek
Clarence Bruce King, 53, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was an employee of Royal Remanufacturing, LLC. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Alexander King; father, Walter "Buddy" King; and grandmother,
Peggy Jo Mashburn, 82, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at her residence. Funeral 7 p.m. today in the chapel. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ziegler
Zdenko Matich ROCK SPING Zdenko "Zorro" Matich, 72, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at a local hospital. Mr. Matich was a native of Croatia and a resident of North Georgia for more than 33
Dr. Motilal Maurya at 74, took his last breath on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Dr. Maurya is survived by his loving, supportive wife Shashi; dedicated children, Daisy Maurya-Smith, Rami and Chris McShane, Jyoti and Steve
Leonard "Toots" Mincey, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Anita Parker

Fort payne
Anita Lorene Parker, 55, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her residence. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, June 8, 2014, at W.T. Wilson. Funeral Chapel. Family will have visitation from 5-8
Wayne Puckett Wayne Daley Puckett, 60, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Mason
Gina Raymond Reed, 38, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014, surrounded by her family. Gina was a member of Hixson United Methodist Church. Gina was preceded in death

Kelly Rogers

Cleveland
Lewis Kelly Rogers, 75, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his son, James R. Rogers; parents, Walter L. and
Regina Taylor, 45, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Cherokee Health & Rehab. Survivors: husband, Wayne Taylor; brother, Joe Dollar, of Fort Payne, Ala.; sister: Janet Dollar-James, of Fort Payne. A private memorial service will
Rodriquez Lafun Thomas, 50, passed away on May 26, 2014. He was a graduate of Riverside High School. He was proceeded in death by his grandmother, Geraldine Thomas; grandfather, Arthur Thomas; grandmother and grandfather, Mr.

Thelma Traylor

Rossville
Thelma Lee Traylor, 83, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was born to the late Lloyd C. and Lula M. Traylor in Dutton, Ala., and has lived most of

Lucille Turman

Lafayete
Lucille Trammel Turman, 87, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was a member of Naomi Baptist Church for 65
Bunch and Johnathan Bunch Jr. PIKEVILLE Aiden Lee Bunch, William Earl Bunch and Johnathan Earl Bunch Jr., the infant sons of Mary and Johnathan Earl Bunch Sr. passed away recently. Other survivors are grandparents,
Bessie Mae Cochran Woods, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Phillip Henderson as the eulogist. Burial:
Luther York Jr. Luther York Jr., 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie, Ave., 423-265-4414.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
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.
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.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
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.