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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 07, 2013



Daniel

Georgia
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

Hilda

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

Georgia
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

Georgia
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

Georgia
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

Georgia
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

Georgia
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
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
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NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.