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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 25, 2014

Mary Adams

Mary Ella Merrill Adams, age 75, of Ringgold, GA passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Hutcheson Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jacqueline Elaine Adams Hemphill, parents,
Mildred Biggs , 93, of Chattanooga passed Monday, March 24, 2014, at a local health care facility. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors; 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414
Loretta Brown, age 90, of Michigan, formerly of LaFollette passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, William Brown. Survivors include her daughter, Joan Carpenter. Services will be at 2 p.m.
Demarcus Bryant, Infant, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
William McKinley Chauncey, 97, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away at his home early Sunday morning, March 23, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
Barbara Jean Christison, age 78, of Hixson TN, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Barbara's funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home-North chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN
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
Barbara McIntyre Dodson, 79, of Athens, TN, died Monday, morning, March 24, 2014. Funeral service 7:00 pm, Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home. Interment 11 a.m., Wednesday, Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the funeral
Elsie P. Durrah, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Helen Harrington, 98, of Jasper, passed away, Sunday, March 23, 2014. She had been a residence of Jasper for the past 43 years after moving from Humboldt, TN. She retired from teaching at
Jared Michael Hawkins, 16, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Louis Howard, 79, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
John James Kazanowski, John James Kazanowski passed away at Alexian Village, Signal Mountain on March 23, 2014. He was born April 28, 1925 in Manchester, NH and resided there during his formative years. He
Michael Kennard, 63, passed away on March 23, 2014 in Chattanooga, TN. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Ruth Layne

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Ruth Elizabeth Hardy Layne, age 95, of Powell's Crossroads, passed away Sunday March 23, 2014 in a local hospital surrounded by family. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Mosley Hardy.

Stacey Lee

Stacey Annette (Bishop) Lee, age 43, of Dayton died unexpectedly March 23, 2014 at her daughter's home. She was born March 24, 1970 in Dayton. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray
George Brooks Nye, 86, passed away to his heavenly home on Sunday, March 23, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Christ United Methodist Church. Interment will

Tommy Owens

Tommy Owens, 73, of Chickamauga passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at his residence. He was a native of Scottsboro, AL and had lived most of his life in the Chickamauga area. Mr.

Barbara Shirley

Barbara Jean Herron Shirley, age 57 of Chickamauga, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was of the Baptist Faith. Barbara was a former employee
Dorothy Ivey Smith, age 68 of Tullahoma, TN passed from this life on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at her home. She was born May 4, 1945 in Manchester; the daughter of the late James
Margaret Spain, 91, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Mary Stephens

Mary Louise Coleman Stephens, 89, of Charleston, died Sunday, March 23, 2014. Survivors include her son, Frizzell (Terri) Coleman grandchildren, Shane (Becky) Coleman and Felicia (Jeremy) McAlister; and ten great grandchildren. The funeral
LaFOLLETTE Jimmy Richard Sutton, age 69, of LaFollette passed away March 22, 2014. Preceded in death by mother, Hattie Davis. Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Walters, of Knoxville. Caregiver, Rachell Gardner. Services will
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

Retha Wilcox

Retha McNabb Wilcox, 85, of Chattanooga, TN passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 in a local healthcare facility. She loved television, sewing, needle point, gardening and especially her family. She was of the Christian


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March 25, 1925- May 12, 2013 In Loving Memory Of a caring mother. Happy Birthday! From your sons John W., Bobby Lee, and Thomas R. & Families.
April 9, 1969- March 25, 2010 It has been four years, there is a big hole in our hearts that will never be filled again. We love and miss you. Mom, dad, Zackery,
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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...
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.
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...
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.