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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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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.