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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 10, 2013

Bertha Brewer

KNOXVILLE Bertha Calhoun Brewer, 90, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Monday afternoon, July 8, 2013.Bertha was preceded in death by her husband, Meigs Brewer Jr.; and her parents, L.B. and Iva Calhoun, of Bryson

Dorothy Brown

Hamilton county
Dorothy Nancy Pannell Brown, 89, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness.She was born April 22, 1924, in Knoxville, a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson

Billy Bryant

NEW HOPE Billy Ray Bryant, 59, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Chattanooga.Funeral services will be conducted from Rogers Funeral Home in South Pittsburg at 11 a.m. CDT today with Sidney Jones officiating.Interment will

Betty Cash

SUMMERVILLE Betty Jean Cash, 79, died Monday, July 8, 2013.Survivors: husband, Sewell Cash; children, Preston Cash, Michael Tucker; Keitha Shamblin; brother, Johnny Nelson; sister, Kathryn Pledger; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.Services, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11,

Margaret Champion

Hamilton county
Margaret LaFaye Culver Champion passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013.She was born in Midway, Ga., on May 17, 1924, to Jeneral Ernest Culver and Edna Grace McCoy Culver. Following the death of her mother,

Robert Cooper

FORT PAYNE Robert Wayne Cooper, 57, died Monday, July 8, 2013 at Cloverdale Manor.Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, from Mountain View Memory Gardens.Visitation 2-8 p.m. today, July 10, from

Donald Gosnay

Hamilton county
Donald Jean Gosnay, 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.He was a devoted, loving husband and father.Donald retired as a production consultant with Anchor Glass Container Co. and also retired from Chattanooga Glass Co.He

Clara Johnson

ROSSVILLE Clara Mae Johnson, 82, departed this life Friday, July 5, 2013.She was born in Meigs County, Tenn., to the late James Nelia and Maudie Johnson.She retired from Planter Snack and Gilman Paint as

Mona Johnson

Hamilton county
Mona Johnson passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013, at a local health care facility.She was born on Oct. 8, 1925 in the Blackfox area of Bradley County. Mona was a member of Silverdale

Nancy Lord

Hamilton county
Nancy LordNancy Sue Rollins Lord, 96, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at a local hospital.She was a descendant of the Kirkland family who were early settlers in the Chattanooga area.Mrs. Lord graduated

Fannylu Matthews

WINCHESTER Fannylu Kennedy Matthews, 84, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013. Funeral at 3 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Watson-North Funeral Home.Interment in Watson-North Memorial Park. Visitation from noon Friday until the

Peggie McClain

Hamilton county
Peggie Marie McClain, 78, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 7, 2013.She was born May 21, 1935 to the late Claude Dodson and Myrtle Green Dodson. Peggie was a longtime member of Oak Grove Baptist Church

David Michael

Hamilton county
David Michael Rogers, 66, of Chattanooga, passed away July 2, 2013, at Memorial Hospital with his loving wife at his side. He was born in Mt. Clemens near Detroit, Mich., and his youth was

Adam Mondl

Hamilton county
Adam Mondl, 93, died on Monday, July 8, 2013.A native of Akron, Ohio, he lived in Chattanooga since 1988.He was a graduate of the University of Akron with a bachelor degree of mechanical engineering. He

Omah Morgan

Hamilton county
Omah Lee Paris Morgan, 86, of Chattanooga, fell asleep in the arms of her Savior on Friday, July 5, 2013, at her residence.She was born in Hooker, Ga., to the late Murphy Paris and Tressie

Richard Paige

Hamilton county
Richard Paige, 48, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2013.He was a loving son, brother and uncle. Richard was an employee at American Window.Survivors are his father, Richard J. Paige; sisters, JoAnne (Lloyd)

Floyd Reed

Hamilton county
Sr.Floyd Callaway Reed Sr., 67, East Ridge, died Monday, July 8, 2013, in a local hospital.He was retired from the Hamilton County Highway Department. Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd

Edward Reeves

COALMONT Edward David Reeves, 66, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013.He was born on May 5, 1947 to Robert and Viola West Reeves who preceded him in death along with his wife, Stella Louise

RB Reeves

WHITWELL Richard Bert "R. B." Reeves (age 87) on Monday, July 8, 2013, has slipped the bonds of this earth to join the family that has gone on before him.He was one of 12

Donald Rose

CLEVELAND Donald Leslie Rose, 84, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at the family residence.He was a member of Big Spring Baptist Church for over 70 years where he was

Dorothy Sholtz

Hamilton county
Dorothy Hamby Sholtz, 89, of Soddy Daisy passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. She owned and operated Hamby Grocery for 22 years and was a member of Straightway Holiness Church.The daughter of the late

Tony Smith

Hamilton county
Tony Lanier Smith, 55, formerly of Chattanooga, departed this life to his heavenly home on July 7, 2013 at the University of California medical Center in San Francisco, California from heart complications.Tony was born on
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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.
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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.
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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...