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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 09, 2012



Peggy Akridge

Hamilton county
Peggy Virginia Akridge, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.

Judith Cannady

Hamilton county
Judith D. Cannady, 56, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 at a local health care facility. She was of the Church of God Faith. She loved doing genealogy and working with crafts.

Thelma Christian

Hamilton county
Thelma Alice (Howard) Christian, 100, passed away Saturday morning, July 7, 2012 in a local hospital. Her passing was peaceful and she was surrounded by her beloved family. Thelma was a life-long resident of

John Dalgliesh

Other areas
EARLYSVILLE, Va. John Drayton Dalgliesh, Jr., acclaimed architect and dear friend, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Born in Columbia, S.C., in 1944, he was raised in Wilmington, Del.,

Betty Harris

Hamilton county
Josephine Elizabeth (Betty) Harris died Saturday morning, July 7, 2012 in a local hospital at the age of 101.Betty was born in Philadelphia, Penn., on March 25, 1911, where her family lived in Germantown, moving

Faye Hunkapiller

Hamilton county
Faye Hunkapiller, 73, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga passed away Saturday July 7, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy C. Hunkapiller; her parents and one brother.Survivors include, 4 daughters, Susie Sanders,

Alma Jones

Hamilton county
Mother Alma Malone Jones, 85, departed this life Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at a local hospital. She was briefly employed with the Chattanooga School System and devoted the majority of her life as a

John Martin

Hamilton county
John M. "Jack" Martin, 85, of Chattanooga, died Saturday July 7, 2012.He was a native of Chattanooga, and was born May 13, 1927. He attended Lookout Mountain Elementary and City High School. He thoroughly enjoyed

Zoe McDonough

Hamilton county
Zoe Madeline McDonough, 10, of East Brainerd died July 6, 2012 along with her grandmother, Susan McDonough, in a tragic accident.Zoe was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was soon to be a 5th grader

Steve Mosley

Hamilton county
Steve Dewayne Mosley, 38, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012. Funeral, today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Reverend Elton Young as the eulogist. Burial, Lakewood Memory

Stanley Prueitt

Tennessee
BIRCHWOOD Stanley Eugene Prueitt, 54, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was a NHRA Drag Racing enthusiast and enjoyed riding motorcycles. He was of the Baptist faith and

Jesse Ridley

Hamilton county
.Jesse Raymond Ridley Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 after a short and sudden battle with respiratory failure. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tabitha Hall; parents, John and Mattie

Lillie Sample

Hamilton county
Lillie Fitzsimmons Sample, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012 in a local health care facility. Mrs. Sample was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Woodmore for over 40 years prior

LaDon Shipp

Hamilton county
LaDon Shipp, 91, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 at his residence.Mr. Shipp served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of WWII, and was the Owner of the Gulf Service Station in

Emma Tyner

Hamilton county
Emma "Jean" L. Tyner, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012. She was the widow of George B. Tyner and born June 30, 1916 in Tracy City, Tenn., to William and Malinda

David Walker

Hamilton county
David Ray Walker, 57, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012. He was born to the late Carl and Johnnie Walker in Chattanooga on July 13, 1954. He was a truck driver for

Betty Wilson

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Betty Rose Wilson, 86, died on Sunday, July 8, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Wilson, Jr.; and two sons, Jimmy Kinsey and Daniel Wilson.Survivors include her son,
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
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SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.