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Local Obits for Tue. May 13, 2014

Christine Baker, 73, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Brett Meeks officiating with burial to follow in the Fall Creek Cemetery.
Robert Everett Bostrom 71, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Lynne Baldwin Bowling passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 10, 2014; surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with Parkinsons disease. She was the beautiful owner of the bluest eyes and widest smile

JB Bradley

LaFAYETTE JB Bradley, 69, died Sunday, May 11, 2014. Survivors: wife, JoAnn Bradley; daughter, Tammy Hall; son, Brandon Bradley; sister, Lorene Bradley; brothers, Everett, Lonnie Bradley; granddaughters, Lexi

Eva Brown

Eva Nell Talley Brown, 95, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today, May 13, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens.
Sallie Mae Cawley, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2014. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Soddy-Daisy and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. Sallie was
Deacon Maurice Chappell, 69, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Viewing 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Thomas
Tean Dalrymple, 85, of Hixson, died from complications of COPD on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Tean was born in Geraldine, Ala., on May 27, 1928 and graduated Geraldine High School. He moved to Chattanooga in

Eddie Fox

Eddie Louise Fox, 68, passed away, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. She was employed at WalMart, Kimball, Tenn. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was preceded
Norma Lois Meyer Fuller, 87, of Collegedale, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014. She was born March 29, 1927 in Pewee Valley, Ky. A devoted wife, mother, bookkeeper, and volunteer, she was known for her

Carl Games

Carl Eugene Games, 83, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, in a local hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh, Ga., to the late Fred C. and Mattie Emma Pryor Games. He had lived most of

Herbert Geren

Herbert "Herb" Geren, 72, died Monday, May 12, 2014. Survivors: wife, Pat Geren; children, Edward (Kandy) Geren and Pamela (David) Ledford; mother-in-law, Ruth Fox; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral is 3
Lela Holmes, 79, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Gordon Russell "Shorty" Kinser, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his home with his family by his side. He was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church and was retired from
William Aaron Lawrence, 89, passed away at Saturday, May 10, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Randall Loyd

Randall J. Loyd, 77, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his home with his loving family around him. He was born May 17, 1936 and was a lifelong resident of the Nine Mile Community.
Johnnie Joyce Poe, 86, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Life Care Center of Red Bank. Johnnie was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Home Folks Restaurant in Soddy-Daisy as a cook.
Louellen Reynolds departed this life Thursday, May 8, 2014. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel with Rev. Mia Tripman Head officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation is 2-8
Anna Rice, 92, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Frances Loraine Shelton Shipley, 95, of East Brainerd Community, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Frances retired from Bellsouth as a telephone operator after 35 years of service, and

Rose Sparkman

Rose Nunnally Sparkman, 77, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. Graveside service 3 p.m. Thursday in WardCemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2:30 p.m. at Pope Avenue Baptist

Lola Swafford

Lola Virginia Cardin Swafford, 78, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Tennova Healthcare in Knoxville. Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral
Juanita Thomas, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday,May 11, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Faye White SEQUATCHIE Catherine Faye Powell White, 71, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Red Bank Life Care Center, from injuries she received in a fall 6 months ago.
Elbert C. Whitt, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. A native of Pulaski, Va., he has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 50 years. After graduation from Pulaski
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.
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.