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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 07, 2013


Daniel GrossRINGGOLD Daniel "Boonie" Lamar Gross, 65, passed away in a local healthcare facility on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Mr. Gross was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of


Hamilton county
Hilda DavisHilda T. Davis, 88, passed away Saturday, Oct.5, 2013 at Alexian HealthCare Center. Arrangements will be announced in a later edition by Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services 7454 E. Brainerd Rd.

Robert Blevins

Hamilton county
Robert Donald "Don" Blevins, 74, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 19, 1939, in Chattanooga, Tenn.,

Virginia Brychta

Hamilton county
Virginia Beth Brychta, 46, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, Oct. 5 2013. "Beth" as known by her family and friends was a very loving and caring lady.

Janet Burke

Hamilton county
Janet Burke, 62, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 in her home, surrounded by family.She was born to Joseph and Lorraine Orenstein in Chicago, Ill. A graduate

Paul Crouch

Hamilton county
Paul Stewart Crouch, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church and a Vietnam Veteran. He worked as a carpenter for the Hamilton

Dorothy Crutcher

Hamilton county
Dorothy Varner Crutcher, 84, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at her Hixson home. A native of Alabama, she was a long-time resident of the Chattanooga area. Dorothy was a graduate of Hixson

Ervin Denkins

Hamilton county
Jr.Ervin Edward Denkins Jr., formerly of Indianapolis, IN., passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at his residence in Gulfport, MS.Father of Anita D. Taylor, of Taylor Funeral Home.Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor

Brenda Erwin

ROSSVILLE Brenda Gail Erwin, 70, has gone to be with her savior on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in a local hospital. She retired from First Tennessee Bank after 48 years of service and was

Glenn Forrester

CLOUDLAND Glenn Stephen Forrester, 77, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in a local hospital.The family will receive friends Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Complete arrangements will

Ralph Foutz

ROSSVILLE Ralph Weston Foutz, 77, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at a local hospital. He had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga and North Ga., area and was a United

Betty Griffith

Hamilton county
Betty Johnston Griffith, 86, of Lookout Mountain, Ga., and Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Betty "Aunt Johnny" was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be remembered for her

Gladys Leffew

Hamilton county
Gladys Alicia Leffew, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, surrounded by her family.She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a woman of strength, tenderness, beauty and love. She enjoyed

Danny Lusk

RINGGOLD Danny Harley Lusk, 61, passed away Sunday morning Oct. 6, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced in a later edition by Heritage

Michele Moore

ROSSVILLE Michele Elizabeth Day Moore, 41, passed away, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.Survivors include husband, Marcus William Moore; sons, Marcus William Moore, Jr. and Jonathan Simon Moore; parents, William and Ida Day and one brother,

Fope Taiwo

Hamilton county
Fope Jacobi Taiwo, passed peacefully in the arms of family on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at 2:15 a.m. He was born on Sunday Aug. 25, 2013 at 6:07 p.m. at Erlanger Hospital. Fope is survived

Brenda Varner

Hamilton county
Brenda Juanita Varner, 67, of Harrison died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. She retired from TVA after many years of service. The daughter of the late James and Almeda Bowers Sutherland, she was also preceded
TRENTON Kenneth Walraven, 51, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. He was a loving father, son, grandfather, and brother and was of the Baptist faith.He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Scott.He

Dorothy Whitaker

Hamilton county
Dorothy Whitaker, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the chapel with the Rev. Donald Kelley officiating followed by burial in

Helen Worley

Hamilton county
Helen K. Worley, 85, passed away at her home on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Worley Sr. She is survived by her children Kathy Williams

In MemoryReginald Clark

In memory
INMEMORYReginald L. ClarkNov. 9, 1973-Oct. 7, 2011Gone too soonIts been two long years, the sunshine lost its brightness. The day you went away so many things bring memories throughout every passing day. Our hearts

In MemoryBilly Cooley

In memory
INMEMORYBILL COOLEY, JR.Jan. 29, 1951-Oct. 7, 2010Sadly missed every day by Daddy, Bill Cooley, sisters, Sherrie Graham, and Debby Smith. Daughters, Jennifer Toomey and Tera Cooley, Grandchildren, Blake and Abby Toomey, Lexi Duckett, extended family
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Morrone, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Connecticut men's soccer team to the 1981 national title and the semifinals the next two years,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Subway says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, He was 67.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kerry Simon, a former "Iron Chef" champ who served up dishes to rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and Mötley Crüe, has died. He was 60.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...