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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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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Actor and songwriter Robert Gene "Red" West, a longtime confidant of Elvis Presley, has died in Memphis.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A pediatrician and University of Pittsburgh researcher who linked lead exposure in children to health and intelligence issues has died. Dr. Herbert Needleman was 89.
SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) - A 100-year-old woman honored at a New York air show last weekend for her World War II service as a civilian pilot flying military aircraft...
CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) - Jake Butcher, who helped bring the Word's Fair to Knoxville before his family's East Tennessee banking network collapsed amid a federal investigation, has died. He was...
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - The co-founder of Purdue Pharma, a Connecticut company that markets the powerfully addictive painkiller OxyContin, has died at age 97.
NEW YORK (AP) - Harvey Atkin, the Canadian actor who played the summer camp director Morty in "Meatballs," has died. He was 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Wal-Mart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A member of the New England Mafia who was convicted for his role in the shakedown of Rhode Island strip clubs for protection money has died....
CORBIN, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky basketball player Jerry Bird, who was a member of the school's Athletics Hall of Fame and had his No. 22 jersey retired to the...
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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40.
MIAMI (AP) - A founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has died. Christopher Wong Won, known as Fresh Kid Ice, was 53.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A former Ohio congressman elected to 18 terms in the U.S. House has died. Ralph Regula (REH'-gyoo-luh) was 92.