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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 11, 2013

Marvin Clopton

Hamilton county
Marvin Andrew "Mac" Clopton, 63, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 19, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Clopton; and nephew, Tory Massey.Survivors include his son, Taylor Clopton; mother, Charlotte

Ted Fore

Hamilton county
Ted Wayne Fore, 78, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.Ted was born Dec, 30 , 1934 In Union, S.C. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University. Ted was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He

Loette Matthews

ROSSVILLE Loette Margaret Parker Matthews, 92, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Standard Coosa Thatcher and was a member of

Athalie Ricketts

Hamilton county
Athalie M. Ricketts, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was the daughter of the late James C. and Loretta Ware Morgan. She was a lifelong member

Inez Stines

HARRIMAN Inez Doyle Stines, 88, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.Inez had lived at Callahan Towers before moving to Harriman.She was born to parents

Lila Wright

Hamilton county
Lila Faye Hill Wright, 96, formerly of Fort Worth, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Chattanooga.Lila was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Angela Wright; husband, Phil W. Wright Sr.; granddaughter, Meridith Helton;


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INMEMORYSept. 13, 1958 - Aug. 3, 2007In loving memory, Forever in our hearts.Missed by all.Love, Ashley, Logan, Taylor and Wayne
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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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.
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.