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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 22, 2014

James Bailey Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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 Love Always.


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.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
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.
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.
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....
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...