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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 23, 2014

Daniel Absher, 42, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Survivors include son, Carter; mother, Lorena Patten; father, Richard Absher; brother, Bryan Absher; sisters, Betsy Popeck and Lynne Chestnut Absher; fiancee, Mirela

Benard Baggett

Benard Stevenson Baggett, 76, went to join the angels in heaven on Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. He
Viola C. Baxter, 87, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Viola was born on July 23, 1926, to Archie and Sulia Chandler.

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

Jeanetta Cearley

Jeanetta Goforth Cearley, 70, died Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was the devoted and loving wife of Claudell Cearley for 52 years as well as a loving mother and grandmother. She was a dedicated member
Patricia Chambliss, 72, passed away on March 21, 2014, at her residence. Funeral arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home. 1101 Dodds Ave. 423-622-9995.
Robert James Chaney, 60, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was born January 10, 1954 a son of the late Robert Lee and Julia Mae Chaney. He was a United States Marine Veteran.

William Davis

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Colo. William G. "Bill" Davis, 73, passed from this life on March 11, 2014. He was loved by many and lived a life of service to his family, friends and community. He was born
Beulah Gaines Edwards, 86, of California, Md., died Friday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Hospice House of St. Marys in Callaway, Md. She was born Feb. 11, 1927 in South Pittsburg, Tenn., to the late Washington
Former Monroe resident John David Evans of Hixon, TN went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 1:30 a.m. He had been admitted to the Memorial North Park Hospital in Chattanooga
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

Raymond Ford

Raymond E. Ford Sr., 81, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where he worked as a foreman at Wheland
Beatrice Blanche Gaines Franklin was born December 1, 1917 in South Pittsburg, TN and began her new life on February 11, 2014 after a long illness. She was the third child of Allen Washington
Chester T. Frizzell, 75, 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
Donald Franklin Hale, 91, of Chattanooga died Friday, March 21, 2014, in a local healthcare center. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Hale was retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. after 33 years of

Elroy Hawthorne

Elroy Guest Hawthorne, 78, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 21, 2014. He was born in Alabama but had lived most of his life in the North

Vernon Heifner

Vernon Heifner, 90, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at his home following a brief illness. Condolences may be sent to Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Donald M. Heim, 83, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was born in Carroll, Iowa to his parents the late Clarence and Marie Heim. Mr. Heim served in the U.S.A.F. from
Lena P. Hicks, 73, was a native of Chattanooga, departed this life on Monday, March 18, 2014. Ms. Hicks was born Nov. 18, 1940. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angus Benjamin and
Brenda Lynn Howard, 67, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was born to the late Carl and Louise OBryant Coheley. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Ralph Dawson "Wayne" Hunnicutt went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. in Redlands, Calif. He resided in Mentone, Calif. Ralph was born on Oct. 20, 1933, in
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
Ann Gene Keeler, 96, of Collegedale, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the home she shared with her daughter. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Born June 12, 1917 in Plymouth,
Clarence E. Kyle, "Bootsie" 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 in a Scottsboro, Ala., health care facility. Funeral service at 1:30 p.m. today at Olivet Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin L. Adams

David Lewallen

David Brian Lewallen, 60, passed away on Friday morning, March 21, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family and friends. David was born in Athens, Tenn. on May 31, 1953, a son of

Charles Long Sr.

Charles David Long Sr., 63, passed Friday, March 21, 2014, at Alvin C. York VA Medical Center. Services: 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, in Moore-Cortner Chapel. Burial: 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25,
Thelma Lowe Thelma Pitts Lowe, 94, formerly of Chattanooga, passed peacefully on Friday March 14, 2014, in Clinton, Md. She is preceded in death her son, John" Squeaky" Lowe; and her brother, Richard Pitts.

Mark May

Mark Douglas May passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today, March 23, with the funeral to follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain View
Monty Nichols Millard, 62, of Red Bank, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 in a local hospital. He was a son of the late Calvin and Willodene Nichols Millard. Monty attended Red Bank
Lynda Ryon Newton of East Ridge passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road.

June Pope

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June M Pope, 82, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of Ringgold Church of Christ. In her free time she
Freeman "Wish Bone" Richie Jr., 60, passed away on March 15, 2014 in Chattanooga. He earned GED and cosmetology license. He was also a Vietnam War Veteran, serving in the Marine Corp. He was a
Karen Rene' Rowland born December 16, 1959, in Chattanooga. Her "dash" ended January 24, 2014 at the AV Hospital in Lancaster, Calif. She was predeceased by her father, Airman First Class, Bobbie L. Rowland,
Shafer , 88, of Chattanooga passed Friday, March 21,2014, at a local health Care Facility. He was preceeded in death by his parents and daughter Kathy Lynn Shafer and attented the St.Marlcs UM Church. He

Verlon Tackett

Verlon Eugene Tackett, 70, went home to be with his Lord Saturday March 22, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of
Doris "Belvin" Thomas, 77 of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church, The Golden Circle Class, Mutual Hearts, and Church choir.
Julia H. Toms, 99, died on Friday, March 21, 2014 at her daughter's home in Tellico Village, Loudon, TN, where she had resided for two years. Mrs. Toms was born in Newark,
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

Mary Watson

Mary Edna Watson, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Wedneday, March 19, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith and attended First Baptist Church. Mary was retired from both her positions at Hardees and at
Robert L. Whitmill, 85, of Collegedale, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children on Friday, March 21. He was born May 22, 1928. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale
Leonard T. Williams went to be home with the Lord Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was a faithful member of Bayside Baptist church where he was a Deacon for over 18 years. Leonard was
Robert Earl Williams Sr., 85, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 , in Chattanooga. He was born September 9, 1928 in Chattanooga, a son of the late Raymond and Aileen Williams. He was preceded

Tracey Wimpy

Tracey L. Wimpy , 43, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. He is survived by his father and mother Robert Wimpy and Joyce Morgan; and four siblings; and numerous other
Willie James Witcher, 70, of LaGrange, Ga., passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, in a healthcare facility. Survivors include four sisters, Helen Woodyard, LaGrange, Louise Hubbard, Christine Barnes, of Chattanooga and Corrine Witcher of Chicago;

Edith Woodall

Edith Woodall, 87, went home to be with her Lord Friday, March 21, 2014. She was the wife of her late husband Rayburn (Woody) Woodall. She has lived in the North Georgia area for
Constance Workman, 46, of Red Bank passed away at her home Friday, March 21, 2014. She had been a counselor at the AIM Center. Constance is survived by her husband, Lee; daughter, Tabitha; son, Dustin;
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...