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Local Obits for Tue. Nov 05, 2013

Efrem Caballero

Lookout mountain
Efrem Caballero, a resident of Lookout Mountain, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. He was 91. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory,

Brayden Douglas

Brayden Isiah Douglas born Oct. 28, 2013, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Parkridge E. Medical Center. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with graveside services at 2

Margie Godsey

Margie L. Godsey, 86, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at home. Fuenral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Caroll officiating. Interment in Johnson Stand Cemetery.
Mary C. Goines, 91, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Mary Ruth Henley, 85, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Survivors, brother, Homer Evans; sisters, Frances Van Horn, Glenis Miller, Sue Bearden JoAnn Anderson, Faye Byrd. Funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, atMason

Claude Henley

Claude Willis Henley, 80, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Mount Garner Cemetery, Decherd.

Flora Hull

Flora Sue Hull, 78, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at the Winchester Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Entombment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.
Vangel K. Johnson, 100, died Monday,Nov. 4, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN37404.
June Frances Jones, 81, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Patricia Vaughn Laney, 61, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnett and Mary Ada Vaughn; brothers, Wesley Vaughn and Larry Wayne Vaughn; sisters-in-law,
James "Jim Ed" E. Lawrence, of Harrison, passed away on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Jim was born in Rockwood, Tenn. on Sept. 23, 1934, to the late Will Edd and Ruth Ellison Lawrence. He was
Margie Luttrell, 79, a longtime resident of Chattanooga went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. A graduate of Tyner High School, Mrs. Luttrell was a member of Silverdale Baptist Church

George Moore Jr.

George Elvis Moore Jr., 35, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents George Elvis Moore Sr. and Brenda Prigmore; grandparents, Deward and Dovie Lambert
Martha Elizabeth Jones Morrison, 103, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. She was the widow of Oscar O. Morrison, he was a WWII veteran. She attended Dickinson and Second District Schools and retired from
Diane Marie Nolan, 61, of Chattanooga, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. She was formerly of Montgomery and Washington Counties, Maryland. Diane enjoyed baking Holiday cookies and crafting and was

Gerald Norwood

Gerald Dwight Norwood, 59, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Vanderbilt Hospital. Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today, Nov. 5, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Davistown Cemetery.

Jill Nunley

Jill A. Nunley, 62, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. Mrs. Nunley was preceded in death by her father, Albert H. Layne; granddaughter, Beth Ann Brown. Those left to

Robert Sain

Robert Franklin "Bob" Sain, well-known business man, civic leader and loving husband, father and grandfather died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. A native of Mocksville, N.C., he was the son of the late Frank and Marie
Michael Scott Serna, 56, of Chattanooga, made his journey home to the arms of his Creator on Nov. 3, 2013, at 11:05 a.m. He was surrounded by the love of his wife and daughters at

Joel Stover

Joel Randall Stover, 33, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He faithfully served his country as a full time Tech Sergeant at the 134th National Air Guard Refueling Wing. Joel attended Brainerd Baptist Elementary,

Anderson Watts

Anderson Watts, 23, died Wednesday,Oct. 30, 2013. Arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404.
Ashby GRUETLI-LAAGER Mr. Y.B. Ashby, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was born in Madisonville, Texas on March 3, 1921 to Yancy Barton and Nettie
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CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...