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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 22, 2014



James Bailey Jr.

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE James S. Bailey Jr., 65, died Thursday, March 21, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, James S. Bailey Sr. and Mary R. Rackley Bailey; grandparents,

Allan Brewer

Fort payne
Allan Brewer, 79, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today, March 22, from Green Haven Memorial Gardens with Dr. David Smith officiating. Burial in Green Haven

Shirley Campbell

Rossville
Shirley Houston Campbell, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 21, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville graduating from Rossville High School in 1954 where she was voted as
John Edward Clark, 78, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. today, March 22, 2014, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home chapel with Bishop
Lawrence Irwin "Jet" Cross, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was the son of the late Bob and Gina Cross and was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Edward
Christine Kaye Kocher Dyer, 50, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, after a two year battle with cancer. Chris was born Sept. 20, 1963 in Rockford, Ill. Her family moved to
John Marshall Fausch, 68, of Decatur, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in an area hospital. Mr. Fausch was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin but had lived in Decatur, Tenn., for the past 16 years. He
Chester T. Frizzell, 76, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014, at his home. Mr. Frizzell was retired from Lutrell Construction Company and was a member of Christ Family Church. He was preceded
Dortha Rhea Godsey, 94, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was predeceased by one brother, and five sisters. Survivors include her sons, James W. (Robin) Godsey Jr., Donald W. (Joyce) Godsey; daughters, Sylvia
Donald Franklin Hale, 91, of Chattanooga, died Friday, March 21, 2014, in a local healthcare center. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

Vernon Heifner

Rossville
Vernon Heifner, 90, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at his home following a brief illness. He served his country for three years in the Army Air Force during World War II. He helped

Sara Henderson

Summerville
Sara Jane Barnett Henderson, 80, died Thursday, March 20, 2014. Survivors: children, Eddie (Rita) Henderson, Marilyn (Mickey) Silvers, Lori Westbrooks; brother, Charles Barnett; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Services: 2 p.m. today at Coffman Funeral
Juanita Johnston ROCK SPRING Frances "Juanita" West Johnston, 85, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014. She was of the Protestant faith, a lifelong resident of Walker County and was an educator for 36 years
Gloria Weaver Jones, 70, passed on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Knoxville. She was born in Chattanooga, on Aug. 5, 1943 to the late Fletcher and Hattie Weaver. Gloria graduated from Howard High School in
Terry Jordan, 60, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Clarence E. Kyle, "Bootsie" 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 in a Scottsboro, Ala., health care facility. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Louise and Walter Few Sr.;

Auther McKinney

Rainsville
Auther "Art" Eugene Mckinney passed away Monday, March 17, 2014. Funeral arrangements are set at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2014, in the W.T. Wilson Chapel. Burial will follow at Pilgrims Rest (Southside) Cemetery.
Evelyn Marie Frizzell Privett, 80, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday morning, March 20, 2014, while holding her husbands hand at their home. The funeral service will be 2 p.m.

Phyllis Sneed

Lookout mountain
Phyllis Louise Sneed, 70, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, on the first day of Spring. She had worked at Chattanooga Answering Service and was a member of Trinity Holiness Church. She was a loving

Jerry Stanfield

Geraldine
Jerry Stanfield, 64, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at his residence. He was a Vietnam Veteran in the Marines. Funeral at 1 p.m. CDT today, March 22, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow
Doris Belvin Thomas, 77, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 24, at Morris Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Mason officiating. Interment will
Larry Thompson, 43, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Julia Toms, 99, a longtime resident of Chattanooga, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at her daughters home in Loudon, Tenn. Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.
Merlin Joseph Wagner Sr., 68, of Gautier, Miss., passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, in Silt, Colo. Mr. Wagner was born March 30, 1945, in Hammond, La., to the late Louis R. and Merva Wagner
Toni K. Webb, 58, of Chattanooga passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at her home. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are be Hamilton Funeral home & Cremation Services,
Leonard Williams, 71, of Harrison, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 20, 2014. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Bayside Baptist church with church services following at 4 p.m. Interment time

Barbara Williams

Fort oglethorpe
Barbara Williams, 75, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.
Constance Workman, of Red Bank, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014. Arrangements to be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace. 877-3524.
Dec. 20, 1968- March 22, 1993 In memory of our Beloved daughter, Devoted sister and loving mother. Sadly missed by parents, brother, sisters, and loving daughter.

In MemoryERIC JENKINS

Feb. 4, 1951-March 22, 2013 Rest brother, builder, husband, father and friend. Jah will raise Him up and we will see him again. (Acts 24:15) visit www.jw.org Love Always.

In MemoryJAMES RICKARD

October 12, 1941 March 22, 2008 As time goes on without you and the days turn into years They hold a lot of memories and a lot of silent tears.
Jan. 27, 1958- March 22, 2006 Who departed for Heaven eight years ago today. Missed dearly by family and friends. Wigfall, Witherspoon, Conners, Jackson, Fowler, Shepherd Families.
SEATTLE (AP) - Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in...
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
NEW YORK (AP) - A member of the New York-based rap collective that includes A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has died.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - One of the last of the Marlboro Men has died in Wyoming.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.