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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
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.
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.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.