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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

Ringgold
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

Pikeville
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

Athens
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

In Memory IN MEMORY

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,
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A relative says Christy O'Donnell, a single mom with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death follows:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer who mentored scores of aspiring journalists and helped found local and national organizations that advocate for African-American journalists...