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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
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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...
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.
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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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Associated Press reporter Elon Torrence, who covered the trial of two men hanged for murders that inspired the Truman Capote book "In Cold Blood," has...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Legendary stripper Carol Doda, who helped introduce topless entertainment more than 50 years ago, has died at age 78.
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Tim Valentine of North Carolina has died at age 89.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint easily adopted multiple musical roles during a legendary career that took him from the Crescent City to the world stage, writing...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The poet and spoken-word performer Derrick Gilbert has died. He was 45.
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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...