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Local Obits for Thu. May 15, 2014

Shirley Faye Allen, 71, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 1, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Saturday, May 17, from

Charles Ashley

Charles Ashley, 85, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his home. He was an Elder of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in Ringgold, Ga., and.retired from J.D. Helton Roofing Co. He was preceded
Ellen Shields Bivens, 86, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church, retired from SunTrust Bank and was a long time

Imogene Blevins

Fort payne
Imogene Jones Blevins, 80, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Funeral at 2 p.m. Friday, from Fort Payne Church of God. Burial in Mountain View Memory Gardens Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral
KNOXVILLEEdBorum, 60, passed away suddenly Monday, May 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester and Nell Borum; brother, Buck Borum; sisters, Bobbie Jean Beckett, and Joyce Woodburn; aunt, Edna Pendergrass; uncle,

Pat Bridgman

Pat Bridgman, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her residence. She had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga and Chatsworth area and she had

Agnes Brodie

Agnes Marie Akins Brodie, 82, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga/North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith. Agnes was a loving mother and grandmother,
John Franklin "B.J." Bunton, Sr., 71, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his residence. He was born Nov. 21, 1942 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. John was of Baptist faith. He retired from the U.S.
James Robert Burnum, 80, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at his home. James worked as a general labor with Atlas Co. He was of the Baptist faith. James was a member of the
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
Leroy Hart, 92, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Hart and Sarah Hurston; brothers, B.D. Hurston and Buddy Hurston.

Ival Hill

Ival Lean Hutcheson Hill, 92, went to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning, May 14, 2014. She was an avid gardener and housewife. Mrs. Hill was a member of Bryant Free Home Holiness Church.
Jesse Cramuel Hines, 95, slept away to be with the Lord on Friday, May 9, 2014. He was born June 16, 1918 to the late Boomer and Lizzie Hines in Chattanooga. He was preceded

Susan Letner

Ten mile
Susan "Susie" Marie Letner, 43, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday in Roberts Cemetery, Ten Mile, with Brother Scottie Bales officiating. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today. Arrangements

Edna McCleod

Edna London McCleod, 65, of Ozark, Ala., formerly of Summerville, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday at West Fifth Street Church of Christ with Brother J.J. Bankston and Pastor
Larry Wayne Miller, 70, of Harrison, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at his home. Larry was born in Madison County, Mo., on June 16, 1943 to the late Oren Virgil and Ina Evelyn
Dustin Morrison PISGAH Dustin Allan Morrison, 22, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his residence. Funeral at noon Saturday, May 17, at Macklin Baptist Church. Burial will follow in adjoining cemetery. Visitation from
Brenda Fay Padgett, 64, of Harrison, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She attended the Church of The Highland. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Trayner
Keiara Patton, 20, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Chattanooga, Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Sybil Smith, 65, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Bessie Brown; son, Marvin Smith Jr; and daughter, Stacy Smith. Survivors include her husband, Marvin
Geneva Pearl Smith, 87, went to be with her Lord on Monday, May 12, 2014. She died peacefully at Riverside Health Care Center in Covington, Ga. after a 7-year battle with dementia. She
Franklin Joseph "Joe" Stewart Jr., 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014. A native of Soddy-Daisy, he worked at BlueCross BlueShield for 15 years. Joe was a Christian and served his country

Joan Tucker

Joan Ann Parrott Tucker, 71, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Tucker; son, Troy Reichert; three brothers; and one nephew. Survivors include her sons, Steven, Danny,

Martha Vaughn

Martha Kathryn Vaughn, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a member of Glendale Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by
Harold Edward Waters, 82, of Hixson passed away at a local hospital on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Mr. Waters was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Leila Wedgeworth

Leila Louise Wedgeworth, 71, died Sunday, May 11, 201 Funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Oakhill Baptist Church. Visitation is 1 p.m. until service hour on Friday at the church.
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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.
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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.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...