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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 12, 2014

Linda Sue Slagle Allen, 61, of Lookout Mountain, was gathered by the Lord on Monday, March 10, at 12:15 p.m. She is survived by her only son, Trip who was by her side. She is
Wayne M. Berry, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was 73 years old. Wayne was born in Youngstown, Ohio to the late John Joseph and Verna Helen Martin Berry. He

Eugene Bradford

Eugene Bradford, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his home. He was retired from Tube Mill Combustion after 30 years of service. He was a U. S. Army veteran during the Korean War
Kenneth Leroy Chamberlain, 73, of Signal Mountain, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. After 34 years of service, he retired from Asplundh Tree Experts. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Isabell
Mary Ruth Clemons, of Signal Mountain, passed away in heavenly peace on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the age of 84. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clemons to whom she was

Alton Davis

Alton R. Davis, beloved husband and father, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens.
Mary Payne Fowle, 85, a resident of the Waterford Place Apartments in Washington, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital. Ms. Fowle, born in St. Louis, Mo., was raised in Chattanooga, the daughter
Patricia Mowery Gaither, 77, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born to the late Robert and Katherine Royal Mowery. Pat was a devoted wife and
Wanda Lea Gossett, 68, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, in an area hospital. Wanda retired from DuPont after 26 years of service and was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. She
Warren H. Hatcher, 66, a resident of Benton, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, in a local hospital. He moved with his family from Sevierville, Tenn., when they organized their business, Riverside Dairy Farm in
Steven "Bebo" Marcel Hilton, 64, of Chattanooga, died Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born to the late Mack and Allene Hilton, July 5, 1949, in Chattanooga. Bebo was a crane operator for 45 years
Breonna (Bre) Irving Aug. 19, 1991- March 12, 2013 Memory of you is a treasure to us. From Granny, Ruby Irving, aunt Dorothy Hammonds, cousins Tiffany Collins, Brenda and Linda Hammonds.
Judy Ann Johnson, 61, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born on Jan. 31, 1953 in Chattanooga. She was a member of Flattop Independent
Abbie S. Jones, 83, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the

Tony Kirby

Tony Kirby passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Davistown Cemetery. Visitation 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today

Bobby Lawson

Bobby Kenneth Lawson, 76, died Monday, March 10, 2014. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Lawson; children, Teresa (Michael) Hurst and Kenny (Shannon) Lawson; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral is 2 p.m.
Betty Jane Lynn, 85, of East Ridge, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, at her home. She was a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and her Sunday

Tommy Martin

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Tommy Reece Martin, 66, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. Mr. Martin was veteran of the U.S. Army who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He was a member of VFW Post
Robert Allen Miller Jr., 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Robert graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. He served as an officer in Vietnam with

Alton Mitchell

Rising fawn
Alton Brown Mitchell, 79, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved fishing, and was gifted in wood carving and
David Lovell Penn, 67, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Soddy-Daisy. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the funeral home with Speaker Anthony Sheets. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bakewell. Visitation
Joseph T. Ray, 83, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Parkridge Hospital. Mr. Ray was born in Cherokee County, Ala., on Dec. 20, 1930; he was the son of the late James
Helen V. Slatton, 88, of Rossville, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014. Mrs. Slatton was born and raised in Warrior, Ala. She was a dedicated homemaker and loved her family very much. She was

Bobby Smolik

Bobby Smolik, 73, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 11, 2014. He was born in Falling Water, Tenn., to the late James Franklin Smolik and Irene Gipson Newsome, and was

Herman Trammell

Herman Ray Trammell, 65, died Monday, March 10, 2014. Survivors, wife, Ivilyee Trammell; daughter, Connie Fraser; brothers, Earnest Trammell, Joe Trammell; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. At his request, Mr. Trammell was cremated and there will

Viona Whitmore

Viona Whitmore, 85, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Parkside Nursing Home. Survivors: one daughter, Sheila Holtzhower, of Rising Fawn, Ga.; two brothers, Arvel Cushen, of Fort Oglethorpe, Arlon Cushen of Fort Oglethorpe; two sisters,
Mary Alice Wilson, 93, a longtime resident of East Brainerd, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 10, 2014. Mary Alice was educated in the Chattanooga School System and graduated
Wilma Dean Woods, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Wilma was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and a former member of Orchard Knob Baptist Church. She is survived by her


Morris "Oogie" Smith March 11, 2013 My life, my love, I have endured unbearable pain since your death. It seems like it was yesterday. In losing you, I lost a part of me that I
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
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....
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
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...
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.