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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 28, 2014


Chacko Alexander went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was born on Dec. 1, 1953 and is survived by his wife, Lisi; children, Anish and Anila; and grandson, Jaiden.
Hilda Marie Campbell, 58, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, March 28, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment
Patricia A. Jones Chambliss, 71, departed this life unexpectedly on Friday, March 21, 2014, to be in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on June 29, 1942 in Chattanooga,
Mary Elizabeth Claiborne, 90, of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, March 23, 2014. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., as the oldest daughter to Clarence and Opal Stewart.

Louise Coker

Peavine
Mazell "Louise" Coker, 81, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Burning Bush and Peavine and a homemaker her entire life. Louise was a member of Peavine Baptist
Elsie P. Durrah, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, at her residence. She retired from Alton Park Health Center. She was a faithful member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church and served with

James Evans

Crossville
James Earl Evans, 91, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014. He served in the United State Army during WWII. Earl was preceded in death by parents Herbert and Minnie Evans; sister Eloise Singleton; brothers Gerald D.

Libby Gilley

Flintstone
Adah Elizabeth "Libby" Gilley, 56, went to meet her Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Libby was born to the late Rev. Jimmie L. Willis and Kathleen Holbrook Willis in Moulton, Ala., on
Elizabeth Inez Greene, 79, formerly of Covington, Ky., passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014. Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel with Bishop Bennie Tibbs officiating. Interment: Hopewell Cemetery. Arrangements by

Donald Herron

Dunlap
Donald K. Herron, 75, died in a Chattanooga hospital Thursday, March 27, 2014. Mr. Herron was born May 12, 1938 in Sequatchie County. He graduated from Sequatchie County High School in 1957. He had been
Evelyn Hickman, of Red Bank passed away Monday, March 24, 2014. Service information will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524
Louis Howard Sr., 79, passed on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born April 6, 1932 to the late Henry Ball and Cora Howard in Birmingham, Ala. He was a devout Christian

Fred Johnson

Tunnel hill/armuchee
Fred Buddy Johnson, 73, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Junior Williams officiating. Interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Visitation 12:30 p.m. until
Terry Jordan, 61, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Terry was born on Jan. 27, 1953 to the late Sarah (Willie) Kitchens. Terry was a very faithful

Guy Layne Jr.

Jasper
Phines Guy Layne Jr. passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was a retired employee of Sequatchie Handle Works. Guy was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Layne; parents, Phines G. and Jenny V.
June Elizabeth Hayes McReynolds, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at her residence. She retired from Haverty Furniture and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, George

Deborah Neal

Chickamauga
Deborah Elaine Neal, 58, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Rossville area and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents,

Johnny Peardon

South pittsburg
John Grady "Johnny" Peardon, died, March 26, 2014, at the age of 86 at his home. He established the Bible Church of God in South Pittsburg, where he was pastor for over 20 years. It
Dorothy E. Prichard, 92, lifelong resident of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. She was a member of Chamberlain Memorial Church for over 60 years. She retired from Chattanooga
Jonathan David Scroggins, 34, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Survivors, father, Roger Scroggins; mother, Brenda Peek; fiancee, Ginger White; children, Kylan White, Lily White; brothers, Marcus Lee, Lucas Lee; sister, Brandice Scherer. Funeral is 11

Eva Sebolt

Scottsboro
Eva Christine Sebolt, 74, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 in the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, burial will follow at Burgess Cemetery in
ner TRENTON Rev. Dr. Billy Clifford Shoffner, 88,went to be with his Lord Thursday morning, March 27, 2014. The Rev. Dr. Shoffner was an ordained Baptist minister for over 60 years. During his time

Richard Simmons

Sewanee
Richard Simmons, 73, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Emerald-Hodgson Skilled Care in Sewanee, Tenn. He was born Feb. 10, 1941 in Sherwood; the son of the late Richard and Christine

William Skidmore

Chickamauga
William Howard "Bill" Skidmore, 84, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chickamauga area and was of the Church of God

Lauretta Sparks

Mentone
Lauretta Jeanne Sparks, 81, died Monday, March 24, 2014. Survivors: husband, Allen Sparks; children, Lane, Garran, Dale and Wade Sparks, Tracy Verachtert; brothers, Robert Maytum, Richard Maytum. 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral is 1 p.m.

Thomas Stewart

Camilla
Thomas Scott Stewart, 43, died Monday, March 24, 2014. Survivors: wife, Siryn Bradford; children, Seth Stewart, Melanie Stewart, Shaeleigh Stewart, Constance Jacobs; mother, Beth Ziccardi; brothers, Adam Stewart, Jason Stewart; two grandchildren; special aunt, Becky
Camille Stubbs passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at her home. Funeral arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, 423-267-1244.
Terrance "Tank" Leroy Swafford, 49, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral home for visitation and

Wayne Sweet

Summerville
Wayne Sweet, 72, died Saturday, March 22, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at United Christian Fellowship. Visitation is 3 until 4 p.m. Saturday at the

Clara Swisher

Rossville
Clara Johnson Swisher, 89, of Rossville and Tarpon Springs, Fla. died Friday, March 21, 2014. Visit www.veteranfuneralcare.com fore funeral times, visitation and guest book signing. Veterans Funeral Care, 727-524-9202
Charles "Al" Thomas, of Red Bank, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was 83 years old. He was the son of the late Charles William and Velma Tate Thomas of Chattanooga. Al
Larry Rhotee Thompson Jr., 43, of Chattanooga passed Thursday, March 20, 2014, at his residence. He was a graduate of Kirkman High School class of 1989. He had a love of music and an amazing

Jimmy Thompson Sr.

Stevenson
Jimmy Lee Thompson Sr., 67, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Highlands Medical Center. The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. CSTTuesday, April 1, at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson. The graveside
Martha P. Westburg, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, after a long illness. She was 91 years old. Martha was born in Eureka, S.D., and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga

In MemoryANGELA JOY BEENE

"The presence of that absence is everywhere." Edna St. Vincent Millay

In MemoryERIC LAYNE

In Loving Memory of our Son Everything to look forward to O what a day that will be. Our love, Mama, Bandy & Wendell

In MemoryWANDA PICKENS

Gone But Not Forgotten. Love Your Niece, Yolanda
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.
DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
Video game creators and colleagues of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shared their reactions to his death from a bile duct tumor at age 55:
ATLANTA (AP) - The artist tapped to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds has died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.