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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.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
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.