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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;
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" ''Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.