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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 01, 2014

Ashley Beaunka Allen, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away Feb. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Steveta Heiss "Etta" Bowman, 57, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 1, 2014, at Williamson
Hazel Caldwell, 80, formerly of Hobson City, Ala., passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at her residence. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. today at Oak Ridge Baptist Church with the funeral to follow at
Martha A. Catchings, 67, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, in the South Crest Chapel of
Deborah Ann Fuqua, 57, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. She was born on April 27, 1956, a daughter of the late Lamoris and Darlene Weams. She is survived by
Joseph Gilchrist Jr., of Hixson, passed away peacefully with his wife on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was 88 years old. He was born in Coal Valley, Ala., and was a longtime resident

Cecil Havner

Billy Cecil Havner, Sr., 75, passed away, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 2 pm CST, Monday, March 3, 2014. The family will receive friends from
Texas Marjorie Hennessey passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the age of 87. She was born on June 16, 1926 in Cambridge, Mass., to George E. and Margaret F. McDonald
Lynda S. Mackey Hensley, 62, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Blessed Lord and loved ones on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Harvey Hensley from
Lenora Sue Holloway, 71, died early Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at her home. Please share your memories of Lenora on her on-line guest register at The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral

Robbie Holtcamp

Charles Robert "Robbie" Holtcamp, 46, , passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Joyce Tate, Jack and Beauty Holtcamp; great-grandmother, Nell Sharp; father-in-law Pete Ables. Those

Margie Hopkins

Margie Glasner Hopkins, 98, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 . Funeral services 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation 1 to 3
Belinda Johnson, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Caroline Marie Klintworth, 34, of Hixson, joined our Dear Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Caroline loved fairness, honesty and goodness and shared her life of beauty and art with each of us. Caroline
John Paul Lewis Sr. CLEVELAND John Paul Lewis Sr., 77, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 26, 2014, in a local health care facility after a difficult battle with cancer. Mr. Lewis was born Nov.

Johnie Overturf

Johnie Wayne Overturf, 58, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. He had lived in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He had worked

Robert Parham

Robert Newsome Parham, 44, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Rob was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and was treated at the Emory Winship Cancer Institute. Rob

Peter Pray

Peter William Pray, 48, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother who loved hunting, fishing, working on cars, and was employed by Bull Moose.

Larry Queen

LaFAYETTE Larry Douglas Queen, 67, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Douglas was a longtime member of Peavine Baptist Church. An Air Force Veteran, he served for four
Charles John Schuman, 44, a resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in a local hospital. He was born in Farmington, Minn., on July 26, 1969 a son of Joseph and

Virginia Short

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Virginia C. Short, 68, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Larry Campbell, Jerry Stockwell and Andy Weaver officiating. Burial: Coalmont Cemetery. Visitation 2-9 p.m.

Sandra Shortridge

Sandra Charlene Holman Shortridge, 48, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. She was born to the late Joe Ray and Evelyn Holman on May 10, 1965 in Athens,

Annette Smith

Fla. Annette Carrell Smith, 50, formerly of Bryant, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. She really enjoyed keeping up and associating with her family and friends by phone, was of the Baptist faith.
Cheryl Lee Stewart, 55, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith and a former employee for Kangaroo. Survivors include her husband, David Stewart Sr.;
Edural Lee Walker Sr., 72, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. He was a

Talitha Wallace

Talitha Bowman Wallace, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Talitha was retired as a bookkeeper for the Catoosa County Road Commissioner. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, fishing, canning and watching game shows. She loved
Clifford W. Washington Jr., 54, of Franklin, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in a Nashville hospital. Visitation at 11 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at noon at Heritage Church of Christ,
Patty Wilson Patty Wilson, 69, Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at home surrounded by her adoring family after a nine year battle with ovarian cancer. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral


(LiL Poochie) Dec. 25, 1971- March 1, 2000 In Loving Remembrance Its been fourteen years since you went home alone. It hasnt been easy living without you but we know that you would want us

In MemorySallie Edmonds

Ms. Sallie Bell Edmonds March 1, 1930- April 18, 2013 If tears could build a stairwell and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. No


Melvin (Brando) Fennell March 1, 1986-July 4, 2011 Happy Birthday! Missed, but not forgotten. From family and friends. Love you, "Brando"

In MemoryLeona Poe

Leona Smartt Poe Nov. 10, 1916 - March 1, 2008 "Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God." Your Family
March 1, 1924 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We Love You. Catherine, Georgia Ann, Rahmann, Carolyn, Jackie, Evelyn, Bopeep, Sandra and Rosetta.
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...