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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 07, 2014

Leonard Barker, 88, of Red Bank, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Shannon officiating.

Morene Brewer

Spring city
Morene Brewer, 76, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends two hours prior to services.
Jim Coffey, 82, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Luches Dartez

Fort oglethorpe
Luches Paul Dartez Jr., 77, died Sunday, July 7, 2014, at his residence. He was a retired Salesman for the Heil Company, and was a member of Boynton Baptist Church.
Daniel Earl, 76, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Steve Elkins FORT OGLETHORPE Steve Elkins, 50, died Sunday at his residence. He was an independent truck driver and a graduate of Lakeview High School. He is survived by his mother:

Mitch Fogtman

Mitchell Ray "Mitch" Fogtman, 55, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in his home. Mitch enjoyed life to the fullest and was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife,
Virgil L. Garner, 56, of East Ridge, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late William Herbert and Frances Garner and
Jessie Faye Hawkins, 85, of the Davis community of Trenton, won the Battle of Life at her home on Sunday, July 6, 2014. She was a member of Griffin Holiness Church on Lookout Mountain,
Mary Frances Hurley, 92, of Chattanooga, passed on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her residence, where she was lovingly cared for during a brief illness. Born on Nov. 14, 1921, to the late John and
Viola Lizell Jackson, 75, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her residence. Funeral: 1 p.m. today, July 7, in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor King Mason
Alma R. Johnson, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.
Glenda King, 80, Harrison, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at a healthcare facility in Chattanooga. She was born March 15, 1934, to Robert and Gladys (Speakman) Runkle in Oklahoma City, Okla. Glenda graduated
Helen Marie Krum, 88, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Mrs. Krum was born in Chattanooga, was a graduate of Central High School and a member of South Seminole Baptist Church.
John Robert McAnnally, 67, of Signal Mountain, passed away in a local hospital on Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was born in Kinder, La., on April 3, 1947. After graduating from
Thomas Herman Nichols Sr., 80, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at his home. A veteran of the Korean War, Thomas served his country in the U.S. Army and the
Leslie Harter "Skip" Pearse Jr., 64, of Jacksonville, Fla., died peacefully Friday, July 4, 2014 in Chattanooga surrounded by family and friends. He was born Nov. 6, 1949, in Waltham, Mass., and as a child
Leslee Renea Phillips, 34, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her residence. Funeral is 11 a.m. today, July 7, at Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Steve A.
Virginia Priddy RINGGOLD Virginia Priddy, 95, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Crawford (Dick) Priddy; parents, Ed and Fannie O'Donald; brothers, W.H. "Doc" O'Donald
Betty Ramsey Betty Carolyn Smith Ramsey, 80, a recent resident of Ooltewah and longtime resident of Albany, Ga., died Saturday, July 5, 2014. Born on April 1, 1934, in Thomasville, Ga., she was the

Danny Sherrill

Danny Ray Sherrill, 41, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. Services will be at noon CDT on Tuesday, July 8. Visitation will be two hours prior to service. Please share your thoughts and condolences with
Luther Smith Jr., 66, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Chattanooga. He was a graduate of Riverside High School. He also served in the U.S. Army. He was
Dora Mae Tarvin, 80, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Lee Tarvin; parents and three brothers. Survivors include a son, Bennie Ray

Tyler Womack

Michael William "Tyler" Womack, 20, died on Friday, July 4, 2014. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, at Bowers Funeral Home. Funeral service at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Send condolences


Deacon King Mason June 18, 1929-July 7, 2011 You are still loved and missed so much. Your wife, Fannie, son Anthony, grandsons, Anthony Jr. and Antoine, great grandsons, Kadarious and Kristian,
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
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,...
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...