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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 03, 2014

Vergia Boynton

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

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. 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

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 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

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

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
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.
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.