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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
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The executive producer of TV's "NCIS" and creator of "NCIS: New Orleans" has died. CBS says in a statement that Gary Glasberg died in his sleep...
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the 'godfather of gore,' has died. He was 87.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator Ben Steele has died in Montana. He was 98.
Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch, At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
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.