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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,
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, a longtime civil rights activist, editor and publisher, has died. He was 65.
DETROIT (AP) - Al Abrams, the founding press officer and publicist for Motown Records, has died at 74.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Don Edwards, a longtime champion of civil rights and the environment during his three decades in Washington, has died at the age of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Guillermin, a veteran British director best known for bringing to life big budget adventure films like "The Towering Inferno" and the 1976 "King Kong" has...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A jazz saxophonist known for touring and recording with Quincy Jones, Billy Joel and others has died. Phil Woods 83.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) - Catherine E. Coulson, an actress best known as the quirky Log Lady in the TV series "Twin Peaks," has died.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Former Gov. Walter Dale Miller has died at the age of 89.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Fred Stickel, who turned The Oregonian into one of the country's best regional newspapers during his long stint as its publisher, has died.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Richard Rainwater, the son of a North Texas grocer who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager before becoming a billionaire investor...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica has died. Elizabeth...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Trumpeter Ben Cauley, a member of the Stax Records group the Bar-Kays and the only survivor of the 1967 plane crash that killed most of his...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A top-ranking Mormon leader, 86-year-old Richard G. Scott, has died from natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Mae Seaton, a chef recognized for her classic American food and whose neighborhood restaurant helped put fried chicken on the culinary map, has died.
RESTON, Va. (AP) - Robert E. Simon Jr., who lent his initials to the northern Virginia community he founded more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 101.
LOS ANGELES - Alan Purwin picked up his taste for flying early.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Billy Joe Royal, a pop singer who popularized the song "Down in the Boondocks," and crossed over into country music, has died. He was 73 years...
DETROIT (AP) - Grace Lee Boggs, known as an international activist for justice, has died at her Detroit home. She was 100.