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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) - Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. He was 19.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The model for Norman Rockwell's 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the homefront during World...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The woman who designed the iconic neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to Las Vegas since 1959 has died.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man's obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. And don't...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64.
CHICAGO (AP) - Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died....
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a staunch Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened Richard Nixon's resignation, has died. He was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Canadian-born filmmaker Paul Almond, who created the landmark 1964 documentary "Seven Up!" has died.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chef Homaro Cantu has been found dead in Chicago.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A younger brother of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) has died in Ohio. Richard Boehner was 60.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Percy Sledge, who recorded the classic 1966 soul ballad "When a Man Loves a Woman," has died. He was 74.
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - A man believed to be New Jersey's longest-serving mayor has died. Gerry Calabrese was the mayor of Cliffside Park for the past 50 years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Bill Arhos, who founded "Austin City Limits" and helped propel the public television show into a mecca for music's biggest influences, has died. He was 80.
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UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Friends and family members say Robert Kirkland, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built a national chain of home decor stores and donated $100 million to...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A former mob enforcer in Rhode Island with ties to late New England crime boss Raymond L.S. Patriarca has died in a federal prison in North...