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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 09, 2013


Charles Leeroy Barnes, 78, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East
Robert "Bobby" Billups, 80, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was a faithful member of Church of Jesus. He was preceded in death by his
Worthy "Jay" Jayne Drake, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in a local hospital. Jay was born in Kingston, Pa., on May 5, 1930. He lived in Tampa, Fla., as a young child
Alymas Ford, 86, passed away Saturday Dec. 7, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Harrison and was a member of the of the Brittsville Baptist church. He was a member of the
Frances Mae Fox, 81, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away on Sunday Dec. 8, 2013. She is survived by three sons Bruce, Edward and Patrick and their families. The family is planning a memorial service
Ernest Paul Hair, 46, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Saturday Oct. 5, 2013. Ernie was born on Jan. 14, 1967 a son of the late William and Evelyn Hair. He
Donna Gail Bradshaw Heath, 53, of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at the Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a member of the One Accord Community Church in
Thomas Earl Irvin, age 85, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 13, 1928 in Altoona, Pa., to the late
Carolyn B. Knox, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her residence. Visitation is today from 6-7 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service is Tuesday at Noon
Shaya Zalmanovich Lokshin, 93, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. He was born in Russia and immigrated to the USA in 1991. Back in Russia, he was the Doctor of Sciences in Structural Mechanics
William Grant McCord better known as "Dick" and "Mac", 69, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was predeceased by his son, Rick McCord; and parents, Delsey and Buck McCord. He is
Luther "Luke" Neighbors, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Luther was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jessie Irene Neighbors; father, Joe Neighbors;
NEW YORK (AP) - Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman has died at the age of 93.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - The mother of "Cake Boss" reality star Buddy Valastro has died. Mary Valastro was 69 years old.
CINCINNATI (AP) - An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio. Otto Warmbier was 22.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A former Miss America who helped rally the nation during World War II by selling millions of dollars' worth of war bonds and whose likeness...
SCIENCE HILL, Ky. (AP) - A funeral home in Kentucky says the first red-haired Miss America has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The family of Stephen Furst says the "Animal House" actor has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John G. Avildsen, who directed "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid," the hugely successful underdog fables that went on to become Hollywood franchises, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A.R. Gurney, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright whose work offered a window into the inner lives of the upper-crust white Anglo-Saxon Protestants he grew up among, has...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Rosalie Sorrels, a Grammy-nominated folk singer and native of Idaho who recorded more than 20 albums and performed at top folk festivals around the country, has...
MIAMI (AP) - Gloria Estefan says her mother, Gloria Fajardo, has died at age 88.
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) - Former Kansas City Star editor and University of Kansas journalism educator Tom Eblen has died. He was 80.
RICE, Va. (AP) - Retired Lt. Gen. Samuel Wilson, who had a long military and intelligence career and was president of Hampden-Sydney College from 1992 to 2000, has died, the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Celebrities reaction to the death of actor Adam West, who died late Friday at age 88:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cinematographer Fred Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for the 1974 disaster epic "The Towering Inferno," has died. He was 94.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Violinist and restaurant owner Henry Helyong Lee, whose now shuttered Korean restaurant in New Orleans was known for operatic waiters and performances by Lee and other...
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama toddler who drew worldwide attention after he was born without a nose has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Krisel (KRYE'-sel), an architect whose mid-century Southern California designs are found in some 40,000 homes, has died. He was 92.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York journalist who spent most of his decadeslong newspaper, radio and television career in Albany has died. Dan Lynch was 71.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has died in California. He was 73.