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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 10, 2013

Charles Leeroy Barnes, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara; son, Jeffrey (Lori) Barnes; daughter,
Alan Gary Campbell Alan Gary Campbell, 55, a Chattanooga native, author and technologist, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Alan Gary was a frequently published author in the fields of music and
Bobby Campbell, 48 of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert and son, Brandon. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Lisa; mother,
Worthy "Jay" Jayne Drake, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in a local hospital. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in the funeral
John Bryant Erwin III, 62, of Hixson, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was a graduate of Hixson High School Class of 1968 and earned a bachelor of science in
Kenneth Wade "Kenny" Goins Jr., 44, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Wade Goins Sr. Survivors include
Susan Belle Grant, 66, of Canton, Ga., formerly of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hayden P. and Virginia Eichhorn Grant of Red Bank.
Sidney Lynn Hardy, 47, departed this life on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was born on Jan. 24, 1966 in Knoxville. Sidney graduated from Knoxville Austin-East High School in 1984. After graduation, he served in
James Harrison Hickman passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. James retired from Candlewick Yarns and was a member of Omega Harvest Church. He was an avid
Thomas Earl Irvin, 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 William Nelson
Carolyn B. Knox, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her residence. Funeral: Today at Noon at Greater Second M.B. Church with Dr. Steve Caudle as the eulogist. Burial:
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 survived by his
Mitchell "Mickey" Lynn Oliver, 65, the world lost one of the good ones when he passed Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in a home he built himself in Harrison. Mickey was many things to many
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Billy Joe Royal, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music, has died. He was 73 years...
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.