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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 11, 2014

Robert Banner

Fort payne
Robert Charles Banner, 75, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2014. Services will be 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 13, from the Burt Funeral Home chapel, Fort Payne. Burial follows in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will
Louise Dickerson, 93, formerly of Dayton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Rhea Memory Gardens. The family is

Joyce Epps

Tunnel hill
Joyce Aline Watkins Epps, 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Catoosa County area, she was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. She is preceded in

Sam Hatfield

Rossville w.e.
"Sam" Hatfield, 92, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was a member
Ralph Claude Hixson, 79, of Sale Creek, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Bledsoe County to the late James Purser Hixson and Allie Viola

Billy Jones

Billy Wayne Jones, 55, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Wellstar Medical Center. Services are 2 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Aug. 13, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Nazareth Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m.
Mitchell Lynn Martin, 54, a resident of Birchwood, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory of Cleveland.
Frankie Roseland Penney McRee, 81, lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. Frankie was active and recognized for her accomplishments and service to her community
Richard Dean Pendergrass, 59, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lee Whitmire. Survivors include his grandmother, Alpha Whitmire; daughter, Carrie (Jeff) McCurdy, Elko, Ga.; and grandchildren,
Robert Presley, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at a local nursing facility. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith, funeral directors.

Edna Ray

Rising fawn
Edna Mae Ray, 63, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Rising Fawn. She enjoyed yard sales and flea markets and was a member of the

Larry Snoddy

Larry Randall Snoddy, 64, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Funeral services 3 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in Flintville Cemetery. Arrangements

Raymond Vick

Raymond "Sonny" Vick passed away suddenly at his home on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the age of 76, to go be with his Lord and Savior. He was a former employee of the EPB
Johnnie Whitten McDONALD Johnnie Wrinkle Whitten, 80, a lifelong resident of McDonald, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at a local hospital. She retired from Peytons Southeastern. She was preceded in death
Esther Jean Osburn Willingham, 77, went home to be with her Savior and her beloved Tommy on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. During her last days she was surrounded by her loving family, who will
Tammye Kay Winder, 52, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brandy Winder; and her parents, Lamar and Patricia McClure. Survivors include
Aug. 11, 1930-May 7, 2014 It's only been three months and we haven't started to let you go and today that is your birthday and miss you so very much. We Love You.
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.
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.
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,...