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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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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California man who was denied a medal of honor for his heroism during World War II for more than six decades because he was black...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Wilson F. "Bill" Minor, a journalist who chronicled Mississippi through almost 70 years of change including its turbulent struggle over civil rights, has died.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A California man who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Don E. Carter, a newspaper reporter, editor and executive whose career spanned nearly five decades, has died at age 99.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - John "Sib" Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday. He was 67.
NAME: William Henry Keeler.
CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. for 18 years, has died....
NEW YORK (AP) - Robert B. Silvers, the longtime head of The New York Review of Books, has died. He was 87.
NEW YORK (AP) - David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Holocaust survivor who became a sculptor and has his work on display at Ohio's governor's mansion has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, dies Sunday....
NEW YORK (AP) - The Associated Press newsman who flashed word of the German surrender in Italy at World War II's end has died. George E. Bria was 101.
Reaction to the death of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry at age 90:
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NEW YORK (AP) - George Braziller (Bra-'ZILL-er), an independent and self-taught publisher for more than 50 years who supported early novels by Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller and released fiction...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - James Cotton, a Grammy Award-winning blues harmonica master whose full-throated sound backed such blues legends as Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Howlin' Wolf, has...
NEW YORK (AP) - Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," has died.