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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 17, 2013


LAFAYETTE Horace Greeley Ashworth, 85, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at his home. A celebration of life service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Peavine Baptist Church with

Olivia Benford

Hamilton county
Olivia Benford, 44, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter L. Freeman; brothers, Harold and Michael Benford; and nephew, Dennis

Jeff Dagnan

Hamilton county
Jeff Dagnan, 62, passed away at his home on Friday, June 14, 2013. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, he was the former Plant Controller of Southern Centrifugal and an extremely talented accountant and computer administrator.

Tim Grant

Hamilton county
Charles Tim Grant, 54, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Imogene Grant; brothers Steven Lloyd Grant, Michael Ray Grant and a sister,

Teddy Hester

Hamilton county
Teddy Clinton Hester, 63, of Hixson, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Memorial North Park Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chattanooga Funeral Home - North Chapel, 5401

Clyde Hilling

Hamilton county
Clyde Louis Hilling, 60, of Red Bank went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2013.Although Clyde had lived in the Chattanooga area for the last 25 years, he was born in Morgantown,

Roger Lee

Georgia
LAFAYETTE Minister Roger Timothy Lee, 43, died Thursday, June 13, 2013.Roger graduated with his bachelor's degree in Sacred Literature from Covington Theological Seminary. He was a member

Mary May

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Sweatt May, 97, passed away on, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Alexian Village.Mary grew up in Nashville, Tenn., before moving to Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1949. She was a homemaker. Mary was an active

Lorene Mottern

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Lorene P. Mottern, 93, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013.Services: 11:30 a.m. today in Providence United Methodist Church.Interment will be in Providence Methodist Church Cemetery, Decherd, TN. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today

Ronald Paris

Hamilton county
Sr.Ronald E. Paris Sr., 53, of Chattanooga passed away Monday June 10, 2013 in a local hospital. He was the son of the late Billy Mack Paris and Betty Jones. He was a

Doris Pitts

Georgia
TUNNELHILL Doris Marie Nelms Pitts, 75, passed away Sunday June 16, 2013 at her residence. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Cabin Craft Mills where she

Phillip Poteet

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Phillip Arlen Poteet, 73, died Friday June 14, 2013.Survivors include: wife, Judy Holmes Poteet; father, Charles "C.L." Poteet; children; Tony Poteet and Cindy Williams.Funeral services are 3 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral

Donald Pritchett

Hamilton county
Donald Pritchett, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He was 61 years old.Donald was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and a 1970 graduate of Kirkman High School. He was an

Barbara Smith

Georgia
WILDWOOD Barbara Ann Riddle Smith, 75, passed away Saturday June 15, 2013. She was a member of Wauhatchie United Methodist Church.Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Chefey "C.M." Smith, Jr.; her

Joe Wilson

Hamilton county
Joe Woodburn Wilson, 78, resident of Chattanooga, and formally of Knoxville, departed this world to be with his Heavenly Father at 9:45 p.m. Friday, June, 14, 2013 in a Chattanooga healthcare facility. He was a

In MemoryDorothy Morris

In memory
June 17, 2012Our Mom went to be with her mom and her family on June 17, 2012. She is loved and missed by her two best children Teddy and Baby. Her other children
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
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.