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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
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died. He was 60.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...