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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

Southpittsburg
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 www.vanderwallfh.com. The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral

Robbie Holtcamp

Whitwell
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

Winchester
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

Rossville
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

Atlanta
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

Bryant
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
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

Tracy city
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

Rossville
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

Jacksonville,
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

Ringgold
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

In MemoryJERMAINE DANIEL

(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

In MemoryMELVIN FENNELL

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.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," has died. She was 60.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a former economics professor whose drive for Mideast peace had him mingling with presidents, royalty and movie stars, has died. He was 96.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died. Eddie Antar was...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's father has died at age 95.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Ska pioneer and Jamaican music legend Prince Buster has died at 78, several years after suffering a stroke, his wife Mola Ali said Friday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became a celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," has...
NEW YORK (AP) - John Hostetter, an actor, painter and musician best known for playing the steady stage manager in "Murphy Brown," has died.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.