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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,
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jack Yufe was separated from his identical twin, Oskar Stohr, just six months after their birth.
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.