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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
William Onyeabor, the elusive Nigerian musician who pioneered a stuttering style of electronic funk in the '70s and '80s before retreating from the spotlight to focus on his faith and...
BALTIMORE (AP) - George Beall, the federal attorney who headed the investigation and prosecution that led to Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president, has died, his wife says.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical...
LOS ANGELES - Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who produced rich social, cultural and political histories that chronicled the origins and rapid transformation of the Golden State, has died....
NEW YORK (AP) - Dick Gautier, the Tony-nominated actor who found fame as Hymie the Robot on the 1960s sitcom "Get Smart," has died. He was 85.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a former professional wrestler who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died....
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Dick Gautier, who gained fame playing an Elvis-like singer in the Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" and went on to play Hymie the Robot on...
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - Eddie Long, the pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died. He was 63.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Genetics researcher Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2007, is dead at age 91.
NEW YORK (AP) - William Peter Blatty, the author of "The Exorcist," has died. He was 89.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tommy Allsup, a guitarist best known for losing a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film historian and author Betty Lasky has died. She was 94.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Genetics researcher Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2007, is dead at age 91.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Archbishop Patricio Fernandez Flores, former archbishop of the San Antonio Roman Catholic archdiocese and the first Mexican-American to rise to bishop in the U.S. Catholic church,...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Parker Beam, longtime master distiller for Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distilleries, has died after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 75.
HOUSTON (AP) - Funeral services are set for former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to have walked on the moon.