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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

Georgia
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

Tennessee
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

Georgia
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
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.