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Local Obits for Fri. May 23, 2014

Jackie Lee Banther, 73, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed wood-working, and all the outdoors, including gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Melissa Anne Vaught Belcher, 40 passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her residence. Survivors include her mother, Dianne (Dale) Dodson, of Chattanooga; father, Wayne (Sandra) Vaught, of Nashville; children, Tyler, Trevor and
Bobby Joe Bell, 83, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014. He was born on Signal Mountain and was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church for over 15 years. He
Kenneth R. Bowman, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was a retired police officer with the city of Chattanooga and a member of the
Kathy Davis Carter, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church and attended Christ United Methodist Church. Kathy was a graduate
David Spencer Charlesworth passed from this world and went home on Sunday, May 18, 2014. He will be truly missed by family and friends. David was kind hearted and always had a smile for everyone.

Sally Chrow

Sarah Jane "Sally" Fury Chrow, 78, died Sunday, May 18, 2014. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Emma Balogh Fury and was also preceded in death by

Lucille Elkins

Fort oglethorpe
Lucille Frances Elkins, 91, Crystal River, Fla., formerly of Fort Oglethorpe, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 20, 2014. She has a longtime resident of the North Georgia area and was of

Ron Grider

Ron Grider, 58, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Visitation from 5-8 p.m. today and the funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2014. Burial will be in the Mt Carmel Cemetery.

Thomas Hall

Thomas E. "Tommy" Hall, 69, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Helen Boyd Womack Heffington, 94, born April 29, 1920, "Nanny" known by many earned her heavenly reward Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She lived a long wonderful life and was a kind spirit to everyone who

Clara Hughes

Rock spring
Clara Nell Hughes died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was a member of Comminity Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Derrill Hughes. She is survived by a daughter, Sherrie

Frank Johnson

Frank Wilford Johnson, 78, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Visitation 6-8 p.m.
Elizabeth Ora Kerbs, 77, died Wednesday morning, May 21, 2014, in Chattanooga. Elizabeth is survived by her husband of 55 years, Loyd Kerbs, of Dayton. Please share your memories of Elizabeth on
Melvin Holland Jr. CHICKAMAUGA Melvin R. Holland Jr. "Junior", 75, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded

Mary Lusk

Mary Helen Lusk, 75, passed away Wednesday morning May 21, 2014. Services will be 5 p.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Whitwell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation 1-5 p.m. today. Arrangements by Reed
Margaret Boyd Malone, 79, of Ooltewah, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was a lifelong resident and longtime caretaker of New McDonald Cemetery. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her daughters,
Peggy Joyce Von Schaaf Markum, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Abbas House, 5208 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.

Sue Miller

Spring city
Sue Strader Miller, 76, of Clearwater, Fla., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Palm Harbor, Fla. She attended Spring City High School, and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She attended Unity Christian Church
Jeffrey Powell Jeffrey Powell, 54, from Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Marlon L. Ricks, 45, of Chattanooga (Baptist faith), passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Gold Star Health Care Center in Inglewood, Calif. He was born May 7, 1969 in Chattanooga, he was preceded in
Jenny B. Salladay, 67, of Chatttanooga died Monday, May 19, 2014. Born in Decatur, Ill., and reared in Guthrie, Ky.,, Jenny had lived in Chattanooga since 1994. She was a lifelong lover of books and
Timothy Kirk Sherman, 43, passed away Wednesday May 21, 2014 after a 2 month battle with colon cancer. He was employed by Tuftco (TFI) in Palmer and was a member of the Swiss Historical Society
Daniel James Strozak, 83, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center Dan was owner and operator of Cleveland Communications and Electric Inc. He retired from Duracell in Cleveland, Tenn.. Dan
Charles Arnold Thompson Jr., 62, of Chattanooga, passed away in his apartment on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Charles was born in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 22, 1951, a son to the late Charles Thompson Sr.

Barbara Williams

Barbara Jean Casey Williams passed away May 20, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Winchester. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens. Visitation 4 until 8 p.m.

Eleanor Wilson

Eleanor Louise Wilson, 78, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Eleanor was born in Allen Town, Pa., on Dec. 13, 1935, a daughter of the late
Silas Woody 82 Merritt Island, Florida died Sunday, May 18, 2014. Survived daughters, Martha Gail (Doyle) Holder, Kerry (Jeff) Hammonds; sons, Mitchell (Laura) Lipton, Raymond (Carol) Plunkett, Silas Watson (Anna) Woody;

Jerrie Worley

Rock spring
Jerrie Worley, 74, died Saturday, May 17, 2014. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 24, 2014, at the New Haven Baptist


Its been 8 years, but it seems like yesterday. You were the best big sister a little sister could have. Youre missed by all of us. Your sisters, Lee and Kim and the

In MemoryNorma Jean Price

May 23, 1938 - Feb. 7, 2008 Gone but not forgotten. Loved and missed by family.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
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...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
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...