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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 13, 2014

Lorene Barrett

Mrs. Lorene Barrett, 81, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was born in Altamont on July 19, 1933 to Floyd and Ollie Faye Sanders Fitch who preceded her in death along with
Gary "Lee" Berry, 65, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. He is survived by daughter, Lesa Redden; and three stepchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014,

Gaines Chapman Sr.

Gaines Ronald Chapman Sr., 65, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was a loving father and grandfather. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Chapman was preceded in

Claudine Godsey

Fort oglethorpe
Claudine Godsey, 94, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. All services will be private, condolences may be sent to Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at
Paul Allen Harmon, 79, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Even though Paul only had a secondary education, he was still able to provide for his family and successfully raise four children and
Mary Jacqueline "Jackie" Holcomb, 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Holcomb was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Odie Hart Rowland. She was a member of Trenton Baptist Church.
Janice Gail Thompson Hope, 62, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 11, 2014. The family is planning a graveside memorial service that will be announced later. Companion Funeral Home is honored to assist the Hope
Larry Eugene Joiner Jr., 48, has been healed! He went to be with his Lord Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. He was born Nov. 13, 1965, in Kentucky and lived in Cincinnati until 1975. He moved
Redtired Master Sgt. Claude E. Lemons (U.S. Army), of Soddy-Daisy, defined both in his lifetime waging many wars both on the battlefield and off but finally succumbing to his last valiantly-fought, four-year battle
James "Bear" McClennon Jr., of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his residence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Taylor Funeral Home. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home

Martha Milligan

Martha "Tootsie" Smallwood Milligan died at the age of 101 at Asbury Health Care Center in Maryville, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga on Jan. 13, 1913, the eldest child of
Sandra Lee Pappas, 66, a resident of Ooltewah passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at her nephews home. She passed away in her sleep. She grew up in Bridgeton, N.J. and moved to Ooltewah

Ben Powell Jr.

Lookout mountain
Ben Madison Powell Jr., 89, a native of Chickamauga, Ga., died at home on Sunday morning, Aug, 10, 2014, in Lookout Mountain, Ga. An ardent prayer warrior and follower of Jesus Christ, His favorite and
Ronald Lee Presley, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at a local nursing home. He was born Jan. 18,1959 to Mirian Presley and the late Thomas Lee Conley He united with Christ at
Carolyn Lee Rawlings, 66, of East Ridge, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. She was born in Chattanooga Feb. 24, 1948, daughter of the late Justin Johnson and Sena Shelby Rawlings.
Katherine Louise Slaten, 102, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. She was a Methodist and had a very strong faith. Katherine was a very loving mother and grandmother. She loved
Charles Spencer, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014, in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Nancy Hammond Stilwell, 59, passed away at her home in Chattanooga on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. A native of Chattanooga, she was the daughter of the late W.F. and Ailene Hammond. She was a member

Maxine Thacker

Hokes bluff
Maxine Richey Thacker, 90, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crestwood Chapel with Rev. Anthony Copeland and Rev. Larry Garrard officiating. Visitation from 5-7 p.m. today from

Sharon White

Old fort
Sharon Kaye White, 64, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Survivors: husband, Larry White; sons, Ronald Gore and James White; three sisters; and two brothers. The funeral is 1 p.m. today at Kinser

Margaret Wright

Margaret Ann Wright, 76, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Survivors: husband, Jerry Wright; children, Shelley Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Price and Zachary Wright; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six siblings. Funeral is 7 p.m. Thursday at Fike
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.