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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 20, 2014

McMINNVILLE Ruth Elizabeth Cunningham Angel, 93, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Visitation 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. CDT Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday until service time. Burial in Blackburn Cemetery. Make online
Viola C. Baxter, 87, of Chattanooga and Ooltewah, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Survivors and complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga,
David Alan Blackwell, 66, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. David was an independent spirit and heroic cancer fighter. David was born in Sheffield, Ala., on Jan. 29, 1948. He was the last of
Susan Hensley Edmondson, of Hixson, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Susan was born in Chattanooga and was in the first graduating class of Lakeview

J.E. Eller

Fort payne j.e.
"Sonny" Eller, 85, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation from 5-8

Evelyn Evatt

Fort payne
Evelyn Sue Evatt, 94, died on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at her residence A graveside service will be 2 p.m. CDT today, March 20, at Walkers Chapel Cemetery. Visitation from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CDT

Howard German

Howard Edward German, 78, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at a local hospital surrounded by his family. He was born May 9, 1935 in Copperhill, Tenn., to the late Harold and Ilene German
Ella Mae "Mom Mae" Gilbert, 89, of Pikeville, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She was a member of the Falling Water Church of God. Ella Mae love working with ceramics and she was

Jordan Hair

Jordan Allen Hair, infant son of Brandi Hale and Cody Hair, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at U.T. Medical Center. Graveside service at 4:30 p.m. today at Cambria Cemetery in Etowah. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens,

Loretta Hardy

Loretta Westmoreland Hardy, 77, entered into the gates of heaven Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her mother, Viola Westmoreland; and sister, Henrietta McDaniel. She was a member

Eva Harris

Eva Eloise Harris, 85, passed away Wednesday March 19, 2014. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Ringgold. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. today at the funeral
Rev. Joseph C. Hodges, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his home. He was a well known retired minister in the Church of God where he was an Ordained Bishop
Dorothy Howell, 87, of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Chattanooga. Survivors include children, James P. (Henrietta) Howell Jr. and Karen Elizabeth (Lawton) Haygood. Funeral noon Friday at Fern Creek Funeral

Arthur Juni Jr.

Nanuet, n.y.
Arthur H. Juni Jr., 74, died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services at 2 p.m. today, March 20, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eric Bell officiating. Burial will
Willie F. Lawrence, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean War. He was formerly employed
Dalton Welch Noblit, 92, passed away on Sunday night, March 16, 2014, at his assisted living residence in Chattanooga. Born July 28, 1921, in West Point, Tenn., he was the son of the late Dalton

Judy St. Pierre

Rock spring
Judy Elaine Mathis St. Pierre, 56, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014, with her family at her side. Judy was born in 1957 and was a lifetime resident of Rock Spring and LaFayette,
Richard "Rick" Posey, 58, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. Rick grew up in Hixson and served in the Army after high school. He was a lover of the outdoors and animals. Rick was
Vernia Dean Ray, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Damien Wigfall as the eulogist. Burial:
Joyce Thompson Reed passed on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, peacefully at home. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who did her best to leave you with a smile. She was born in Lynchburg,
Joanne Drennen Rodgers, 79, passed away on Tuesday March 18, 2014, at her home. She was a resident of Chattanooga, but also enjoyed traveling to her cabin at Nantahala Lake in North Carolina. Born in
Willard Lee "Buddy" Smalley passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in DeKalb Regional Hospital. Funeral is set for 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, in W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Family will accept friends from 7-9 p.m.
Stacie Hickman Strickland, 41, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Funeral at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Mills and the Rev. Woodrow Forsythe officiating. Visitation
Gillian Strickland Vosloo, 73, of Hixson lost her battle with cancer Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Herman Vosloo; daughters, Cheryl Mathis, Lynette

Lucille Williams

Tunnel hill
Mary Lucille Elliott Williams, 96, passed away Tuesday March 18, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Tunnel Hill area, she was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, F.M. "Murphy"
John Durwood Williamson, 86, of Birchwood, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. John was born in Clinton, Ala., to the late George and Elizabeth Williamson. He lived in Chattanooga and Birchwood most of
Phyllis Wilson, 63, of Ooltewah, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. A resident of the Ooltewah area for the past 42 years, she was a member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church and was retired


Nov. 1, 1990- March 20, 2013 As I sit in Heaven and watch you everyday, I try to let you know with signs, I never went away. I hear you when youre laughing and watch

In MemoryDorothy Irving

Dorothy (Poolie) Irving May 14, 1963- March 20, 2012 Nothing has been the same since you left us. From mother, Ruby Irving, aunt Dorothy Hammonds, cousins Tiffany Collins, Brenda and Linda Hammonds.


March 20, 1958-June 23, 2010 Happy Birthday! With all our love! We all miss you so much. Love, Sheila; Patricia; mother, Gladys Bomar


January 5, 1942- March 20, 2004 Gone ten years but never forgotten. Love your family
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
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Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.