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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 06, 2014

Ashley Beaunka Allen, 19, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Cynthia Denise Collier and Betty L. Allen; uncle, Glenn T. Bean,

Mary Atkins

Mary Lois Atkins, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She enjoyed sewing and gardening and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Lee Atkins; parents, Elisha and
Lt. Col. James Ayers Jr. Lt. Col James L. Ayers Jr., died Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Mr. Ayers was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Chattanooga, and graduated from Chattanooga Central High School in 1947.

Wayne Babb

Wayne Michael Babb, 62, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Bruce Sloan officiating. Interment will
Robert Marquis Betts, 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in a local hospital. He was formerly employed by ATCO Industries. He was preceded in death by his parents, Verdiel Steele and
Gabriel "Gabby" Bravo Jr., 31 of Harrison, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:12 a.m. Gabby was laid to rest at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood, Ill. on Friday, March 7, 2014. Arrangements
Edward Emerson Brown Jr., 95, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Born on Sept. 22, 1918, in Chattanooga, Ed had five brothers and two sisters
Chester Ray Cecil Sr., 85, loving father and grandfather, gained his Heavenly reward on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Parkridge Hospital. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Barbara Dobson, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Dobson; and son, Eddie "Hoss" Gray. Survivors include her sons, Joe (Andria) Dobson,
Ruthie Ragsdale Dollison formerly of Chattanooga died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Gardena Calif. She was a graduate of Howard Class of 1960. She is survived by brothers, Robert "Gene", Alvin, Carl
Berious Edwards, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements will be annouced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
William Ricker "Rick" Ferguson Jr. , a native of Signal Mountain, the son of William Ricker and Gladys Bilbrey Ferguson died on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in Pinellas Park, Fla., where he had lived

Imogene Fitch

Imogene Fitch died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral at 8 p.m. today in the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 9a.m. Friday,
Kenneth Lamar Flint Sr., 50, passed away Saturday March 1, 2014 at a local hospital. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was proceeded in death by

Mike Garrett

Clyde Michael "Mike" Garrett, 59, went to be with his heavenly father on Monday, March 3, 2014. Funeral services at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Memorials may be

Canary Greene

Seagrove, n.c.
Canary Jane Moody Greene, age 100 years and six months, of the Westmoore Community in Moore County, N.C., went to her home in heaven on Sunday evening, March 2, 2014. Toward the end of her

Stella Hale

Stella Chastain Hale, 82, departed this life Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga to the late Hosea and Molly Chastain. She later retired from LaDean Shop in Rossville, and was a member
Frank Harrison, of Chattanooga, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The family will have a visitation at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace on Saturday, March 8, from 2-4 p.m.
worth WALDENS RIDGE Cmdr. Henry Hollingsworth, 97, passed away comfortably at his home, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Veteran of World War II, Pearl
Robert E. Hunley, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Denise Jarvis, infant daughter of Stephanie and J. J. Jarvis, passed Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in a local hospital. She was loved by many including her parents and her sister, Rylee Jarvis; maternal grandparents,
Loyal T. Joner Jr., 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014. He was born on Aug. 30, 1960, in Concord, N.C. Loyal received a bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University. He
Marshall Layne, 85, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Bobby Webb officiating.
Earl Alfred Love, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 in a local hospital. He was a 1960 graduate of Howard High School. He retired from U.S. Pipe & Foundry after 40

Mitchell Miller

Fort payne
Mitchell Jimmy Miller, 49, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at UABhospital. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Burt Chapel with Rev. Benny Berry and Rev. Denny Renfroe officiating. Burial in Fischer Cemetery.

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Dean Morgan, 53, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his home. Funeral services 3 p.m. Saturday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. Chris Haynes officiating. Visitation 2-3 p.m. Saturday, March 8,

Jean Overdear

Jean Baker Overdear, 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Erlanger. Service at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Warren's Graveyard Cemetery. Visitation
Michael Wayne "Mike" Phy, 59, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in a local hospital after losing his battle with cancer. He was of the Baptist faith. Mike was preceded in death

Pearl Plemons

Pearl Loretta Plemons, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles
Gary Lewis Smith Sr., 65, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Sherwood, Tenn. on Nov. 24, 1948 to Lewis Smith and Sybil Cooper Smith. Gary

Lillian Steele

Lillian Adkins Steele, 96, passed away early Wednesday morning March 5, 2014, at Dade Health & Rehab Center. She was a member of Rising Fawn Baptist Church. Mrs. Steele was preceded in death by
Whiton Sarah Maye Taylor passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Geneva, Ala. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, with Brother Roger Brothers officiating at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Visitation Saturday, March

Martha Thurman

Martha Washington Wilson Thurman, 87, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Parkwest Medical Center. Funeral at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Burial 11 a.m. Saturday in Short Creek Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Friday
Hazel Marie Young, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in a Fort Oglethorpe health care facility. She was the daughter of the late Cain Tiffen Shell and Rose Modena Masters Shell and
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...