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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
Gene Wilder, a two-time Oscar nominee and comedy star, has died at age 83. Wilder appeared in some of the most enduring comedies of the modern era. He had an...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots offensive lineman and team dentist Bill Lenkaitis has died.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - World Wrestling Entertainment says the former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died at age 82. An obituary posted on...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for The Associated Press in New York and Los Angeles, died Friday at age 85.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rudy Van Gelder, the audio engineer who helped shape the sound of modern jazz on thousands of recordings, including such timeless albums as John Coltrane's "A...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...