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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 03, 2012

Dr Al

Hamilton county
Dr. Al Walton Gothard, 78, a well respected physician, died at his home Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.Al graduated with a B.S. and M.D. degree from the University of NE. He interned for Mountain View

Ralph Burchard

Hamilton county
Ralph Burchard, 88, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Ralph retired from American Manufacturing after forty seven years of service.He was preceded in death by two wives, Margaret Burchard and Gladys Roberts

Thelma Byrd

Hamilton county
Thelma Lee Byrd passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at

Marilyn Dickerson

Hamilton county
Marilyn S. Dickerson, 80, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. She was a member of the Burks United Methodist Church. Ms. Dickerson retired from the Hamilton County Department of Education and also

Julianne Dyer

Hamilton county
Mrs. Julianne Reid Dyar went home to be with the Lord the morning of Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Born July 15, 1934 in York, Ala., it was clear from a young age that Julianne

Hubert Hall

Hamilton county
Hubert Burrel Hall, 88, a lifelong resident of Signal Mountain, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was a loving husband, father and pawpaw. He retired from 3M and was a member of

Robin Hallmark

Hamilton county
Robin Richard Hallmark, 60, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was a resident of Orange Grove Center.He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Robbie Hallmark.Survivors include a very special

Robert Hames

Hamilton county
Robert J. "R.J." Hames, 103, whose body was donated to Vanderbilt School of Medicine upon his death May 18, 2011, will be laid to rest in Forest Hills Cemetery.Family and friends will gather for a

Kenneth Harry

LaFAYETTE Kenneth Allan Harry, 75, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.Funeral from the Wallis Memorial Chapel, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment: Mount Pleasant Cemetery.Visitation at the funeral home today from 6

Harry Hill

Hamilton county
Harry "Rat" Hill, 65, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 in Cleveland, Tenn.He is a graduate of Riverside High School, class of 1965, and a member of Christian Fellowship C.P. Church.Preceding him in death were

Jim Hudlow

Hamilton county
James H. "Jim" Hudlow, 90, of Chattanooga died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at his home. He was born Feb. 2, 1922 in Ringgold, Ga., to the late Arthur and Flora Hudlow. He was preceded in

Raymond Johnson

Hamilton county
Raymond Lee Johnson, 82, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was a member of the Daisy Church of God and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Raymond retired from

Angie Morgan

Hamilton county
Angie Morgan, 57, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. She was a member of the Bible Way Baptist Tabernacle. Angie had been a cashier at Publix Grocery and at the Kangaroo on

Barbara Morgan

Hamilton county
Barbara Jean Morgan, of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at her residence.She was preceded in death by her parents.Survivors include her husband, George Morgan Jr.; sons, Byron (Anita), of Chattanooga and Michael (Kelley),

Edith Murray

KINGSPORT Mable "Edith" Murray, 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at her home.Services will be Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with

Roy Rumfelt

Hamilton county
Jr.Roy Rumfelt Jr., 65, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in a local hospital.Born in Morganton, N.C. to the late Roy Rumfelt Sr. and Leona Bishop Rumfelt, he grew up in Morristown, Tenn.,

Hazel Stone

TRENTON Hazel Ora Stone, 90, died Saturday evening, Dec. 1, 2012. Mrs. Stone was a member of Avans Church of God.She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Stone, and son, Charles

Margaret Vandergriff

Hamilton county
Margaret Vandergriff, 91, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. She was a member of Middle Valley Baptist Church. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Simmie Vandergriff and son,

Carroll Whitmire

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE Carroll "Whit" Erskine Whitmire, 76, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area. Survivors are wife of 54 years,

Don Williams

Hamilton county
Don Ellis Williams, 53, passed away at his Signal Mountain home, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 after an extended illness.He was preceded in death by his mother, Dora Lee Meeks; father, Willie Williams; sisters, Virginia
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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.
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.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.