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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 03, 2014



Vergia Boynton

Pikeville
Vergia Edmons Boynton, 91, died Saturday, March 1, 2014. She was a member of the Mt. Crest United Methodist Church. Vergia was preceded in death by husband, J.B. Boynton. Survivors include children Thomas (Rita)

Ruby Clingan

Dayton
Ruby Nell "Granny" Clingan, 87, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Soddy-Daisy Health Care. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel. Burial in Ogden Cemetery. www.coultergarrisonfuneralhome.com. Visitation
Blair Fields, 22, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Mike Fitz-Gerald Jr.

South pittsburg
Michael Fitz-Gerald Jr., 61, died suddenly on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. A graduate of Coffee County High School in Manchester, Tenn., he attended Cleveland State College, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and served
Kenneth Flint, 49, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Brenda Lou Huddleston, 65, of Chattanooga, died at her residence on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Brenda was a CNA formerly employed by Martin Boyd and Hamilton County Nursing Home. She was a member of Vinings
Merrell "Jim" W. Johnson, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday March 1, 2014. He was 98 years old. He was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and served our country during World War

Ruth Locklear

Summerville
Ruth Locklear, 90, died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Survivors, husband, Billy Locklear; son, William Locklear Jr.; two grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters. Funeral is 11 a.m. today, March 3, 2014, Mason Funeral Home Chapel, Interment in
Earl Alfred Love, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Cynthia D. Miller, 61, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Pauline Mosteller

Avondale estates
Pauline Denney Mosteller, 95, a native of Chattanooga, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Arrangements by A. S. Turner & Sons, Decatur Ga., 404-292-1551.
Paul Edward Ricks, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Joseph Robinson

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Joseph Jackson Robinson, 87, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was of the Baptist faith and he retired from Cobblemuse Hosiery Mill. Survivors include two sisters and brother-in-law, Beulah Buck Walker

Jimmie Rogers

Guntersville
Jimmie Nell Rogers, 43, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Funeral was at 2 p.m. CST Sunday, March 2, 2014, in W.T. Wilson Funeral.
Andrew Charles Roth, 55, died on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at his Signal Mountain home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Andy graduated from Clemson University in 1980 and received a masters of architecture

Ann Tinker

Pisgah
Alma "Ann" Diane Tinker, 68, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Highlands Medical Center. Survivors include husband, Melvin Tinker; sons, Dewayne Tinker (Robin), Brandon Tinker; daughters, Cynthia Williams (Aaron), Angie Gant (David); grandchildren, Alicia Robertson
Ruth Wright Ruth Garrison Wright, 91, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Ruth was born June 22, 1922 in Raleigh, N.C. The first 10 years of her life were spent in
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CHICAGO (AP) - Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died....
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a staunch Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened Richard Nixon's resignation, has died. He was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Canadian-born filmmaker Paul Almond, who created the landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" has died.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chef Homaro Cantu has been found dead in Chicago.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A younger brother of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) has died in Ohio. Richard Boehner was 60.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," has died. He was 74.
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - A man believed to be New Jersey's longest-serving mayor has died. Gerry Calabrese was the mayor of Cliffside Park for the past 50 years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Bill Arhos, who founded "Austin City Limits" and helped propel the public television show into a mecca for music's biggest influences, has died. He was 80.
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UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Friends and family members say Robert Kirkland, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built a national chain of home decor stores and donated $100 million to...
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - Richard Post, a prominent scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who researched how to store renewable energy, has died. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Raul Hector Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday. He was 98.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64.