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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 24, 2012

Al Bernal

CHICKAMAUGA Alfonso "Al" F. Bernal, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Al was a resident of High Point, Ga. for 35 years. Al was also a World War II Navy veteran and a member

Lucille Black

Hamilton county
Lucille Black, 66, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at a local hospital. She was formerly employed at Marsh Ceramics. She was of the Baptist faith and loved to read the bible.She was preceded

Martin Brick

LOGANVILLE, Ga. Martin R. Brick, 83, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 after a trying last month of his life. He was born in Lowell, Mass., and previously lived in Chattanooga, Tenn.The former

Easter Cooper

Hamilton county
Easter Muriel Cooper, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.Funeral at noon today at Prospect Baptist Church with Pastor J.P. Trimble as the eulogist.Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral

Sarah Crow

RISINGFAWN Sarah Alice Overton Crow, 78, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 after a lengthy illness. She had lived in Cape Coral, Fla. for most of her life before moving to the North

Ed Haney

TRENTON Ed Richard Haney, 72, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at his residence.Private services will be held at a later date.To share expressions of sympathy, visit his online guestbook at are

Ben Hudson

POWELLS CROSSROADS Benjamin Franklin Hudson went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.Ben lived quite a colorful 89 almost 90 years filled with joy and good health in his adult

Marie Jones

Hamilton county
Marie Jones, 102, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday Sept. 22, 2012.She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, James D. Jones; mother and father; and 11 brothers and sisters.She

Charles Moore

Hamilton county
Charles G. Moore, 87, High Point, died Saturday Sept. 22, 2012 in a local hospital.He was a native of Harrison Tenn., and has lived in High Point Community for the past 51 years. Mr. Moore

Betty Peterson

Hamilton county
Betty Peterson, 67, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Eleanor Porter

Hamilton county
Eleanor Holloway Porter, 93, of East Brainerd, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at her residence.She was a graduate of Central High School Class of 36; and retired from REA Express, and was a member

Erskine Starkey

Hamilton county
Erskine Starkey, 82, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at a local health care facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Catherine Swafford

PIKEVILLE Catherine G. Swafford, 92, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. She was a member of St. Bridgets Catholic Church in Dayton, Tenn., and was a beautician for seventy years.Catherine was preceded in death by

Annette Toomey

Hamilton county
Annette Toomey, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday Sept. 23, 2012 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 25, at Morris Hill Baptist Church.The family will receive friends

Betty Webb

Hamilton county
Betty F. Webb, 78, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Morning Point Assisted Living, Chattanooga.She was of the Methodist faith and was a lifetime resident of Hamilton County.Preceded in death by, Husband, Frank Webb;

Thomas Whitmire

CLEVELAND Thomas Lynn Whitmire, 56, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in

Arlin Yates

Hamilton county
Arlin Ray Yates, 85, formerly of McMinn County, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept., 25, in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received


In memory
INMEMORYRobert William Baine Sr.July 27, 1928 - Sept 24, 2011Its been one year ago today since you departed this life and went to be with the Lord. You left us with many memories filled

In MemoryZettie Cotton

In memory
INMEMORYMRS. ZETTIE M. COTTONIn loving memory of our Mother who departed this life Sept. 24, 2002 and our Brother Mr. Bobby Cotton who departed this life Sept. 20, 1991.Everyday in some small way. Memories of

In MemoryBernice Millard

In memory
Aug. 19, 1933 - Sept. 24, 2009Its been three years since you left us. I love and miss you every day. Charmaine and Family.


In memory
CONNIE MELISSA TINKERSept 24, 1951 - March 7, 2007Hey Babe!Happy Birthday!From The Kids And Me!Love, Justin
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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.