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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 03, 2013

Esther Louise Steiner Auge, 91, of Ooltewah, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Nannie Booth

Nannie Booth, 86, died Friday Nov. 1, 2013 on Signal Mountain surrounded by her family. she was a retired teacher, gardener, Alabama fan and member of Latham United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Hale
Susan Winfree Bryan, 61, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,
Narkescia L. Chambers, 38, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at a local hospital. She was a 1973 graduate of City High School, and she received her Associate Degree in Early Child Education. She

Carol Cooper

Carol Runyan Cooper, 69, died at her home Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 following a lengthy battle with Parkinsons Disease. The daughter of the late A.K. and Norma Cloud Runyan, she was a retired employee of
John Wesley Gentry, 86, of Sale Creek, Tenn., passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. He was a member of the Sale Creek United Methodist Church. John was a United States Army Veteran, serving

Frances Hammontree

Frances Hammontree, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in a local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and a member of Brainerd Baptist Church. Mrs. Hammontree was preceded in death

Connie Haney

Connie Elizabeth Haney, 51, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist faith.
Mary Hardin Kenyon Houghton, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and a graduate of Central High School. She was a member of First Alliance Church.
Lois Huskey, 77, of East Ridge died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. She was born Sept. 8, 1936 in Chattanooga to the late William Franklin Eaves and Betty Wallace Eaves. She was preceded in death by

Curtis Ireland

Curtis Doyle Ireland, 75, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Walker County to the late Henry Maxey and Dorothy Mae Jarnigan Ireland. He served his country in the
Julian Warren Johnson, 88, of East Ridge, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the Fellowship Sunday School Class. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of

Clarence Mantooth

Clarence Paul "Bill" Mantooth, 84, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, TN. Visitation: 5-8 p.m.
Mae Elizabeth McBee, 63, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at her home. Mrs. McBee was a beautician for many years and a member of Calvary Independent Baptist Church. She was preceded
Jimmy Wayne Melton, 72, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 in a local hospital. Jimmy was a roofer by trade and had worked for J. T. Helton Roofing and J. W. Brooks and Sons.
Mike Poe JASPER Michael L. "Mike" Poe, 52, went home to be with his Lord, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, after fighting a battle with cancer. Mike was a member of Baptist Hill Baptist Church,
David L. Miller, 82, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, having attended Ooltewah High School. He served in the U.S. Air
George Elvis Moore Jr., 35, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2013 at a local hospital Arrangements are being entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave
Alvin M. Morford, 82, of Collegedale, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Al graduated from Valley City High School in Valley City, N.D. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, spending time in Korea.
David Munday FORTMYERS, Fla. David Russell Munday passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He was born on March 29, 1939 in Johnson City, Tenn., to his parents, Roy Lee and Lenos Harmon Munday.
Sarah Elizabeth Green Poindexter passed on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Ypsilanti, Mich. She was born May 21, 1935 in Richland, Ga., to the union of Willie B. and Erma Green. Sarah was educated

David Raines

David Joseph Raines, 66, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday Nov. 2, 2013. He owned and operated Trenton Tire and Auto since 1980, and served on the Trenton City Council for
James Odis Sales, 54, formerly of Chattanooga, died, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was an electrical engineer at Westinghouse and a graduate of Brainerd High School. He is survived by his wife
Kathy Way Moorer Thompson, 58, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Pauline Townsend

Nannie Pauline "Polly" Campbell Townsend went home to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at the age of 94. She began her journey on July 10, 1919 in Cleveland, Tenn. Her
Marlene Wilson Marlene Wilson, 51, of Chattanooga died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 in a local hospital. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Marlene was preceded in death by her father, J.W. Rice. Marlene touched the lives

In MemoryAndrew Bullard

Happy Birthday, Daddy Rev. (Dr.) Andrew J. Bullard, Jr. November 3, 1933 - June 21, 2013 This is our father. This is the man who married our mother and five


Mrs. Ruby K. Jackson "Sue" May 2, 1942 - Nov. 3, 1993 Preceded in death by: James "Bogie" Gurley I Son Mary "Mae Puddin" Smith Mother Pauline Freddie Bates Sister Samuel "Lil Bro" Herring Cousin

In MemoryHarold Shapiro

Harold M. Shapiro, formerly of Chattanooga, died on Sept. 27, 2013, in Baltimore, MD. He was 89. He was born in Boston, MA, on April 11, 1924. Following high school, Harold enlisted in
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.