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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,
NEW YORK (AP) - Margaret Whitton, who starred as a former showgirl who became owner of the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 comedy "Major League," has died. She was 67.
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HONOLULU (AP) - "Hawaii Five-0" actor Keo Woolford has died three days after suffering a stroke. He was 49.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. James Delligatti was 98.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grant Tinker, who brought "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elvis Presley's close personal friend and professional aide Joe Esposito has died. He was 78.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Fruit of the Loom Inc. says Rick Medlin, its president and CEO for the past six years, has died. He was 68.
MADISON, N.J. (AP) - A music executive who founded the industry's largest foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research has died. Tony Martell was 90 years old.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ron Glass, a prolific character actor best known for his role as Detective Ron Harris, the handsome, good-natured cop in the long-running comedy series "Barney Miller,"...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is remembering actress Florence Henderson as a "lovely lady" who sang nearly two dozen times during Indianapolis 500 pre-race festivities.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Sylbert, a talented production designer who won an Oscar for his work on "Heaven Can Wait," died Saturday at age 88 outside of Philadelphia, producer...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Theresa Manuel, the first black woman from Florida to compete in the Olympics, has died in Tampa. She was 90.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Peter Sumner, an Australian actor who had a small but memorable part as an officer on the Death Star in "Star Wars," has died at age...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans restaurateur, musician and civic leader Edgar "Dooky" Chase Jr. is dead at age 88.
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WHITNEY, Texas (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards has died. He was 76.