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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 10, 2012

Edna Armer

Hamilton county
Edna Mae Lancaster Armer, 91, of East Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Edna moved to East Ridge in 1943 from Rome, Ga., was from the Baptist Faith and retired from Rossville Yarns after

Kathy Baldwin

ROSSVILLE Katherine L. "Kathy" Baldwin, 80, passed away on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Rev. Joe Dodd officiating. Burial will follow

Charles Clevenger

Hamilton county
, III Charles Robert Clevenger, III, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, walked into Heaven surrounded by his family on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. He was 71 years old. Charlie was the son of the

Larry Cox

Hamilton county
Larry "Skibo" Cox, 64, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.Proceeded in death by his Father and Mother Eulas C. and Betty Cox; Brother Eulas C. Cox Jr.Skibo in survived by his Children Lisa,

Anna Crabtree

JASPER Anna Summers Crabtree, 85, passed away, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at her home.She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert D. and Ethel Allen Summers and two sisters, Catherine Barker and Dorothy

Cynthia Craigo

McDONALD Cynthia Darlene Craigo, 60, passed away on Saturday afternoon Sept. 8, 2012 in a Chattanooga health care facility. Cynthia was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Aug. 9, 1952 a daughter of the late
TRION, Ga. William Calvin Davenport, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.Visitation: Today noon to 2 p.m.Services: Today at 2 p.m. in Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home Chapel.Burial: Greenhills Memory Gardens.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Cecele Eller

Hamilton county
Cecele Eller, 95, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located

Charles Forbes

Hamilton county
Charles A. Forbes, 90, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.He was greatly loved by his family and friends for his supportive, encouraging, and generous spirit.Chuck had a great gift of making those around him feel

John Friant

Hamilton county
John G. Friant Sr., 84 of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. John Purrington officiating.Memorial contributions may

Millard Goodwin

Hamilton county
Millard Rhea Goodwin, 64, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Born Jan. 18, 1948 to the late James "Red" and Edna Steele Goodwin. He was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran, receiving

Ruby Grimsley

Hamilton county
Ruby Varner Grimsley, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. She was a member of the Soddy United Methodist Church.Her husband, Harold K. Grimsley; infant son, Danny R. Grimsley; parents, Arwin A.

Bonard Hamby

Hamilton county
Bonard 'Wayne' Hamby, 71, was called home on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 to be with his Lord and Savior. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia Carolyn Gaskin Hamby, of Hixson,

Ronnie Hawkins

ATHENS Ronnie Lee Hawkins, 46, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.Visitation: Today, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ziegler Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hilltop

William Houston

Hamilton county
William L. Houston, 35, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Luther Hulgan

Hamilton county
Luther Dean Hulgan, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away from this life Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. He was born Jan. 21, 1923 in Valley Head, Ala. He lived in Valley Head, Ala., for 20 years, and

Ruth Maynor

RINGGOLD Ruth Maynor, 88, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of Historic Missionary

Gene Merrell

SEWANEE Mr. Gene Merrell, 66, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.Survivors include his wife, Trudy Merrell, of Sewanee.A memorial service will be held at a later date.Arrangements have been entrusted to Rogers Funeral Home in

Omarlene Perry

ROSSVILLE Edna Omarlene Perry, 75, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was a member of Rossville Church of Christ. Omarlene enjoyed spending time with her

Mary Sanders

Hamilton county
Mary Ware Sanders 91, of Signal Mountain, died Thursday Sept. 6, 2012.She was born at Fort Oglethorpe, where her father was stationed after World War I, and was christened at the Old Post Chapel. She
FLINTSTONE Carolyn Ann Wilson Thompson, 67, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and a member of Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church. Carolyn was preceded in death by

Shelby Tollett

CROSSVILLE Shelby J. Tollett, 70, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.She was born Oct. 20, 1941 in Fayette County, W.Va., the daughter of Ralph and Lena Marie Priest Anders.She is survived by her husband,
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DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...