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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

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

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

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

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

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
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.