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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 24, 2014

Lamar Bristol Sr., 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the chapel with Rev. Dr. Charles

Reita Brummett

Reita Grayson Brummett, 41, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 20, 2014, at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Mike Brummett; stepson, Nathan Brummett; sisters, Mildred Baughman and Gail Wood; brothers,

Janet Buckner

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Janet Essex Buckner, 46, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014. A Celebration of Janet's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m.
William C. Burt, 56, a resident of Birchwood, passed away Saturday, June 21 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was preceded in death by his father Edward Estel Burt Jr.; a brother, Edward
Malcolm Kenneth "Dickie" Campbell, 74, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at his home Survivors: daughters, Donna Campbell (Kenny) Nunley, Kingston Springs, Tenn. and Tammy Campbell (Danny) Green, of Pegram, Tenn.; sisters. Renaye Smith,
Phyllis D. Cascio passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014. She was preceded in death by her son, Keith Allen Cascio; father, Robert "Ed" Stout; brother, Robert "Dewayne" Stout; nephew, Ryan Stout and grandparents. Survivors
Ruth G. Case, 103, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Mrs. Case was born in Allgood, Tenn., was a member of St. Elmo Methodist Church and owned Ruths Beauty Shop in
Jared Cooper Jared Melvin Cooper, 40, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home, Monday, June 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Theresa Pike Cooper. Survivors include his father, Jerry Cooper; daughter,

Wanda Crump

Wanda Crump, 83, died Sunday, June 22, 2014. Survivors: son, Stephen Davis (Theresa) Crump; grandchildren, Sarah Crump and Emily Crump; and sisters, Nelsie Sisson and Phyllis Smith. Funeral will be at 7 p.m. today with

Ruth Davis

Ruth V. McKee Davis, 70, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in New Canaan Cemetery. Visitation 2-8 p.m. today,
Neal Finch Jr., 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in a local hospital. He was formerly employed by Eureka Foundry and was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He was

Linda Fuller

Linda Cole Fuller, 66, affectionately known as Mom, Nana, Sugar and Honey passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at her home in Maryville, Tenn. Linda was of Maryville, (formerly of Rockwood, Tenn). She

Paul Godfrey

Paul Kenneth Godfrey, 89, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, Funeral at 8 p.m. today, June 24 at Higgins Funeral Home. Interment at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Benton Memorial Gardens. The family will

Jimmie Lou Keith

Jimmie Lou Keith, 98, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 22, 2014, at a local health care facility. Jimmie was a member of Bayside Baptist Church. She was born in Jackson County, Ala., June 23,
Clyde Malcomb, 70 of East Ridge, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory

Jeanetta Mercer

Jeanetta Mercer, 94, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014, in a local health care facility. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Dr. David Harr officiating.
Victor Padgett, 53, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014. Survivors include brothers, Joseph, Christopher and Tracy Padgett. Graveside service will be at 6:30 p.m. today, June 24, from Greens Chapel Cemetery with W.T. Wilson Funeral
Charles Fredrick "Chuck" Painter, 56, of Hixson, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.
Richard Phillips Richard Paul Phillips, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 2:40 p.m. at Memorial Hospital. He is the son of the late Herbert and Helen Phillips. Richard began his career

Susan Rainey

Susan Gail Rainey, 67, died Sunday, June 22, 2014. Survivors are children, Clint (Patty) Rainey, Steve Rainey and Sharon Rainey; mother, Iva Nell Lankford; brother, Gary Lankford; sister, Donna Wilson; and eight grandchildren. Memorial
Gertrude Earlita Richardson, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, of pancreatic cancer. Earlita was born on Nov. 14, 1935, to Earl and Gertie Sanders in Wayne County, Ill. She graduated from Wayne
Franklin Isaac "Ike" Smith, 91, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Born in Dothan, Ala.. to a sharecropper family then moving to Iron City, Ga., as a
Corine Waters Smith, 95, passed away at her Signal Mountain home on Saturday, June 21, 2014. A native of Dunlap, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Bertha Hatfield Waters. Mrs.
Robert Solomon, 62, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, in Sewanee, Tenn. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at
Donald Gene Sparks, 75, of Hixson, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 22, 2014. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Charles G. Sparks and Mary Susan
Virginia McHone Stephens, 93, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014. Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her husband, John Leslie Stephens; grandson, John Stephens III; parents, James Rufus and Norna Lou Bryant McHone; one

Ernest Teague

Ernest Luther Teague, 83, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and attended South Rossville Baptist Church. He was an avid NASCAR
Shirley Toric, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Kenneth Earl Watts, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in a local hospital. He was employed by BlueCross/BlueShield of Tennessee as a systems analyst. Survivors include his wife, Carlethia Watts; son,

In MemoryLavonne Griffin

With Love, your children and family

In MemoryMegan Kerr

of our little angel, Megan Nicole Kerr, who would have been 25, June 24th- Greatly missed and still loved.

In MemoryDorothy Smith

June 23, 2011 who departed this life two years ago . We love you and we miss you. You will always be remembered. Your sister, Willie Mae Ferguson,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.