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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 10, 2013

Charles Leeroy Barnes, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara; son, Jeffrey (Lori) Barnes; daughter,
Alan Gary Campbell Alan Gary Campbell, 55, a Chattanooga native, author and technologist, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Alan Gary was a frequently published author in the fields of music and
Bobby Campbell, 48 of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert and son, Brandon. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Lisa; mother,
Worthy "Jay" Jayne Drake, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in a local hospital. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in the funeral
John Bryant Erwin III, 62, of Hixson, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was a graduate of Hixson High School Class of 1968 and earned a bachelor of science in
Kenneth Wade "Kenny" Goins Jr., 44, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Wade Goins Sr. Survivors include
Susan Belle Grant, 66, of Canton, Ga., formerly of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hayden P. and Virginia Eichhorn Grant of Red Bank.
Sidney Lynn Hardy, 47, departed this life on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was born on Jan. 24, 1966 in Knoxville. Sidney graduated from Knoxville Austin-East High School in 1984. After graduation, he served in
James Harrison Hickman passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. James retired from Candlewick Yarns and was a member of Omega Harvest Church. He was an avid
Thomas Earl Irvin, 85, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 13, 1928 in Altoona, Pa., to the late William Nelson
Carolyn B. Knox, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her residence. Funeral: Today at Noon at Greater Second M.B. Church with Dr. Steve Caudle as the eulogist. Burial:
William Grant McCord better known as "Dick" and "Mac", 69, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was predeceased by his son, Rick McCord; and parents, Delsey and Buck McCord. He is survived by his
Mitchell "Mickey" Lynn Oliver, 65, the world lost one of the good ones when he passed Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in a home he built himself in Harrison. Mickey was many things to many
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
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...
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.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.