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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 17, 2014


Dela Elizabeth Sparks Anderson, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Demerest Sparks. She was a member of the Wauhatchie United
Virginia Jo Martin Austin, 75, died in a Chattanooga hospital Saturday, March 15, 2014 after a brief illness. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a supervisor of Spartan Industries and

Ronald Byrd Sr.

Ringgold
Ronald "Ronnie" Sammy Byrd Sr. departed this life Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was born in Ringgold, Georgia to the late Dewey and Rosa Lee Byrd. He was also preceded in death by his brother,

Donnie Carroll

Summerville
Donnie Carroll, 60, died Saturday, March 15, 2014. Survivors, wife, Diane Carroll; children, Chris Carroll, Jeremy Carroll, Shaun Thompson, Jake Gravitt, Christina Dodd, Christie Camp; sister, Rosa Webster; brother, Johnny Carroll, 12 grandchildren. Funeral: 1

Cora Childress

Flintstone
Cora Jean Lumley Childress, 87, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was born to the late Henry and Margaret Milling Lumley in Gadsden, Ala. "Mama Jean"
Lillian Marie Dodd, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was a member of Berean Bible Church. Services will be Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. in
Micaela Gilbert, 28, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Danny Griffin

New york
Mr. Danny Ray Griffin, 57, formerly of Boaz, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, in New York. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from the New Life Christian Cemetery with
Nancy Guedron, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist.

Betty Holcomb

Lafayette
Betty Cooley Holcomb, 72, died Saturday, March 15, 2014. Preceded in death by husband Johnny Holcomb January 21, 2014. Survived: daughter, Teresa
Lois Jackson, 109, of Hixson, her prayers were answered; she has gone home on this date, March 14, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Chattanooga Memorial Park with
Teresa "Terri" Jean Johnson, 50, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was a loving mother, faithful friend, a joy to everyone who knew her, and a hilarious shenaniganizer. She was employed
Mildred Jordan, 91, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Myrtle Lumpkin

Rainsville
Mrs. Myrtle Lumpkin, 88, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral: today, March 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Town Creek Cemetery
Harvey Edwin McCoy, 65, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, on his birthday. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Harve Wallace and Gladys McCoy
James F. Miller, 78, long time resident of East Ridge passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Ida Duckworth Miller,
Pearl Alberta Stephens Minnis, 88, of Harrison went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Turner
Ronnie Lee "Ron" Montgomery, 66, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014. The funeral service will be today, March 17, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Hwy 58 Chapel of Turner Funeral
Sondia Nichols, 59, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at a Birmingham, Ala. hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Freeman Richie Jr., 60, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Wendy Roden

Pisgah
Wendy Meshelle Wright Roden, 41, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services are Tuesday, at 2 p.m. CST at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Coffey cemetery. Family will
Albert "Buster" F. Sells Jr., of Red Bank, went home to be with Lord on Friday, March 14, 2014. He was 86 years old. "Buster" was born in Chattanooga and served our country in the
Willie James Thompson, 84, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 in a local health care facility. He was a retired truck driver from Mason-Dixon. He was preceded in death by his

Janice Williams

Rossville
Janice Williams died on Friday, March 14, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

In MemoryJerry Garner

For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 116: 8-9

In MemoryALBERTA HUGHES

Asking loved ones and friends to remember "MU" and her sweet, loving kindness to all as we approach her one year home going anniversary.

In MemoryJabari Jennings

Sept. 3, 1986 - March 17, 2012 We love and miss you so much. Mom, Neka, Jabariyae, Jabari, Jauntay, Family and Friends

In MemoryWILLIE MAE PRICE

Happy Birthday 95 Years today In wonderful memory of our beloved mother, Grandmother and mother-in-law, 7 months, 22 days, today you went to be with Jesus. Its not a day pass that I dont
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" ''Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.