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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 12, 2014

Ruby R. Aultman, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. She had worked as a cashier for K-Mart and was a member of Evangel Temple in Ellenwood, Ga. She was preceded in death
Clarence T. Brooks, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. He was formerly employed by Kraft Foods. He was a member of Lion of The Tribe of Judah
Patricia Janet Bomar Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Spence Sr. as the eulogist. Burial:

Jan Buckner

Jan Edgemon Buckner, 57, a longtime resident of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday morning, July 9, 2014, at her home following a year long illness. Jan was born in Sweetwater, Tenn., Dec. 13, 1956
Evelyn Virginia Brown Cissna, 94, passed away peacefully on her 71st wedding anniversary, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1919, here in Chattanooga. She was preceded in death by

James Coffelt

James H. "Cork" Coffelt, 56, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was born in Whitwell on April 27, 1958 to Amos Henry and Violet Lucille Smith Coffelt who preceded him in death along with

Peggy Dill

Peggy Arlene Dill, 76, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Parkridge Medical Center. Survivors include, daughter, Michelle Shavers (Jim Curtin/fiance'); sons, Dennis F. Shavers Jr., Steve Shavers (Sheri); grandchildren, Gabriel Shavers, Kelli Black, Amanda Shavers,

Deloris Dray

Deloris Dray, 70, and Scottsboro, Ala., died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at her residence. Family will receive friends today, July 12, from 5-8 p.m. at Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc.
Nancy Ann Fillers, 74, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at her home. She was a native of Athens, Tenn., where she was a 1957 graduate of McMinn County High School, and

Herbert Freeman

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Herbert T. Freeman, 83, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Dade Health & Rehab. Survivors include daughter, Angie Price (John); sons, Verlon Freeman(Donna), Jeff Freeman (Crystal); son-in-law, Danny Forshee (Vicky); grandchildren, Carrie Forshee, Steven Forshee,
Frances W. Hale, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, in a local hospital. Betty was born in 1932 and spent her entire life in Chattanooga. She was a faithful member of the
Fred Alan Harris, 51, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel with visitation 4-8 p.m. today and Sunday at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland

Timothy Knight

Timothy Randall Knight, 56, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. He was a surveyor and retired from the state of Tennessee and of the Church of Christ faith. He was born in Chattanooga on
Evelyn Davis Lancaster, 85, of Red Bank, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in a local health care facility. She was of the Baptist faith. Born on Jan. 11, 1929, in Chattanooga, Evelyn was
Deborah Miree, 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Carolyn Miree, Quintin Miree; brother, Carl Miree. She leaves to
Gloria Johnson Montgomery, 77, of Signal Mountain, went to be with Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends. She was a longtime resident of Signal Mountain. Gloria was born
Gene C. Patterson, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Bertha Carpenter; son, Scottie Patterson; grandson, Levi Patterson; and brothers, Junior Thomas, Carl Carpenter

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"Dub" Pope, 92, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at a local health care facility. He was a native of Dutton, Ala., and had lived most of his life in the North Georgia area.
James Edison Pruett, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home chapel. The family will receive friends from 10

Donald Sharpe

Donald Sharpe, 88, died Thursday, July 10, 2014. Survivors: special friend, Betty Baumgardner; daughters, Linda Shoemaker, Judy Hilton, Donna Dorsey; stepson, Tommy Wilhoit. Services are 2 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home. Visitation
Ronnie Lee Ulrey, 80, of Harrison, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Ronnie was a minister for the Church of Christ for over 55 years. He was a member of Ware Branch Church
Ivan W. Vernon, 93, passed on to Glory on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Ivan was a World War II veteran and a member of Falling Water
Dominic Wright, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday July 10, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemoryJerry Dixon

Jerry (Jimmie) Edward Dixon Nov. 17, 1946 -July 12, 2012 Gone but not forgotten. Sadly missed by: the Dixon, Beverly, Clay, Allen, and Watkins Families

In MemoryJohn David McKee

John David McKee on his birthday July 12th 1969 "Happy Birthday in Heaven" We wish you were here today, even for just a little while, so we could say Happy Birthday "Son" and see
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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.
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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.
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.
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,...