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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 24, 2014

Linda Bice

Mrs. Linda Gail Franklin Bice, 56, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Surviving: husband, Danny Ray Bice; sons, Michael Bice, Jason Bice; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Funeral: today, March 24, 2014, 7 p.m., Coffman Funeral Home.

Roy Chandler

Roy Allen Chandler, 80, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Crowne Health Care. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. Funeral services: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. Rainsville Funeral Home
William McKinley Chauncey, 97, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home early Sunday morning, March 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Lettie Jane Chauncey. He was also
Winifred "Winnie" Noonan Clay, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, March 22, 2014. Born in Syracuse, N.Y. on November 13, 1932, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Coyne. Winnie was a homemaker
Betty Jean Curtis, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was born and raised in Pikeville, Tenn. and had lived the past fifty years in Chattanooga where she raised and cheered for
John Marshall Fausch, 68, of Decatur, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in an area hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in the funeral Home Chapel with Evangelist Tim Vermaas Officiating. Interment

Raymond Ford Sr.

Raymond E. Ford Sr., 81, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at a local hospital. Condolences may be sent to Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Phyllils Franklin, 70, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
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 Company after 33 years of
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.
Frank Buckley Jr., 63, passed away March 11, 2014 at his residence. Funeral: 12 p.m. today, March 24, at Warren Chapel AME Church. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at
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 Elementary

Gary Mitchell

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Gary Lee Mitchell, 48, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area and was employed with Team 3 Logistics. He enjoyed fishing and spending time

Evelyn Moore

Evelyn Anita Moore, 61, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Ziegler Funeral Home. Funeral Services to follow at 7 p.m. Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.
Lynda Ryon Newton, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith and was a faithful employee of Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company for almost 45 years.
George Brooks Nye, 86, passed away to his heavenly home on Sunday, March 23, 2014. He was born in Scottsboro, Alabama. He graduated from Central High School and attended UTC. He was a member of
Mrs. Ruth Orene Chapman Pipkin, 100, passed away at her home in Rome Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was a native of LaFayette, and had lived in Rome for the past 67 years. She was
Sidney Duane Reynolds, 76, of Signal Mountain passed away on Thursday, March 20, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Sid was born in Dodge City, Kansas on August 11, 1937. His parents Sidney
Wilber T. Rock, 94, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at a health care facility. Funeral arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.
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 Saint Marlcs UM Church.
Terrance Swafford, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
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. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25,


of my son, Steven Evans, who went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2011. Son it has already been 3 years since that early March morning. Son that was the saddest morning and
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Billy Joe Royal, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music, has died. He was 73 years...
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.