Section: Obits

Obits Archives

Submit an Obit

The first 50 words are free and then it is 50 cents per word. Photos are $25; double photos $35 (recent photo and photo from past). The obit daily deadline is 3 p.m. Major credit cards are accepted.

Obits must be submitted from local funeral homes. If it is an out of town funeral home, crematory, or if the body was donated, the family may submit the obituary but the newspaper must have proof of death - a letter from the institution or a death certificate, for instance.

Obits can be faxed to (423) 757-6674 or emailed to obits@timesfreepress.com. Please call (423) 757-6348 to confirm receipt and to make payment.

In Memory ads can be faxed to (423) 757-6461, emailed to advisor@timesfreepress.com or phone in at (423) 757-6200.

Local Obits for Thu. Aug 18, 2011



Lena Adams

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Lena Mae Kyker Adams, 101 passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 at her home. She was born May 30, 1910 in Monroe County, Tenn. the daughter of the late, Hugh Elbert and

Fate Bradford

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Fate "Angel" Bradford, age 83 died on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Arrangements by Moore- Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Ave. NW,

Andy Crisp

Georgia
TRENTON Anthony Bruce "Andy" Crisp, age 44, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at 3:15 p.m. in his home after a four year battle of a rare cancer. Andy gave his life to the Lord

Sandra CroftAllen

Hamilton county
Sandra Gail Croft-Allen, 60, Chattanooga native, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.A member of the Church of Northside in Rome, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Billy Paul Croft and Donald Edward

Virginia Day

Hamilton county
Virginia B. Day, 91 of East Brainerd, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Harry Hales

Hamilton county
Harry Franklin Hales, 96, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 in a local healthcare facility.Harry was a U.S. Navy veteran, was a member of Living Waters Worship Center of Ocala, Fla.He was preceded in

Gregory Hall

Georgia
TRION Gregory Allen Hall, 55, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.Survivors, wife, Syble Hall; children, Terry (Angie) Williamson, Keisha (Brian) Cassese, Tammy (Frankie) Rigdon; brothers, Randy Hall, Mike Hall; sisters, Jane Short, Lisa Hall; nine grandchildren;

Anna Henley

Tennessee
DECHERD Anna Eloise Henley, age 63 passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.The funeral service will be conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 18, 2011. Online condolences may

Marie Higdon

Tennessee
WHITWELL Clara Marie Billingsley Higdon, age 76, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. Marie was a member of Cedar Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church.She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Andrew "Andy" Billingsley; parents,

Charlie Kirk

Georgia
RISING FAWN Charlie D. Kirk, Sr., 89 passed away in a local health care facility on Monday evening, Aug. 15, 2011. He was a veteran of World War II serving the U.S. Navy aboard

Wayne Lacy

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Wayne "Junior" Lacy Jr., 64,died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.Survivors : wife, Barbara (Murphy) Lacy; twin daughters and spouses, Stephanie and Robert Pendergrass, Bridgette and Billie Byers.Visitation is 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Cheryl Lambert

Georgia
TRENTON Cheryl Lou Lawson Lambert, age 55, went to be with her heavenly father Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. She was a graduate of Dade County High School Class of 1973. She was employed

Helen Lane

Alabama
SCOTTSBORO Helen Dennis Lane, 85, passed away Monday, Aug., 15, 2011.Funeral services will be held at Friday at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel.Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.Visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com to send

F Lee

Hamilton county
Frederick Lee Odom, 75, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. Lee was born on Jan. 15, 1936 in Lakeview, TX.He spent his adult life working and traveling all over the world

Larry London

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Larry Donnell London, 52, passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011.Service will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the West Fifth Street Church of Christ in Summerville with Bro. J.J. Bankston officiating.Interment, Allgood Cemetery.Arrangements by

Althea Lowe

Hamilton county
Althea Ann Lowe 64, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 in a local healthcare facility.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Ave (423)

Brandalynn May

Tennessee
RICEVILLE Brandalynn Sabrice May, 3, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011.Visitation is today from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.Funeral services are Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment will follow in

Dorma McMath

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Dorma Sue "Goins" McMath, 59, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. She was a member of the Rainsville Seventh Day Adventist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Kite McMath; parents,

Mamie Middleton

Hamilton county
Mamie Louise Middleton passed away on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 in a local hospital.Preceded in death: husband, Arthur D. Middleton Sr.; brother, Richard Myree; sisters, Reba Myree and Peggy Sutton.Leave to cherish: sister, Shirley Foster;

Betty Morris

Hamilton county
Betty T. Morris, 80, of Ooltewah died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 7454 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Henry Murray

Hamilton county
Henry Karl Murray, 84, of Chattanooga died peacefully Monday Aug. 15, 2011 in a local hospital from cancer. Henry was a loving father and a good provider to his family, he will be missed.Henry

Judith Olson

Hamilton county
Judith Littlejohn Olson, 68, of Hixson, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Georgia Putnam

Georgia
Georgia PutnamTUNNEL HILL Georgia Lee Putnam, 86 died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. today from Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church.Online condolences may be offered at www.jonesfuneral home.comJones Funeral Home of

Libby Rubin

Hamilton county
Libby Bagan Rubin, formerly of Glencoe, Ill. passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 14,2011 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She spent her final nine years living in and enjoying Chattanooga. Libby

Arvil Rudd

Hamilton county
Arvil Lee Rudd, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011.He was preceded in death by his parents Dealie and Jess Rudd.He is survived by sons, Thomas Rudd, of Chattanooga, Anthony Rudd, of Georgia, Jonathan Rudd, of

John Sheffield

Hamilton county
John Nathan Sheffield, 45, of Ooltewah went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.John was an active deacon of Christway Community Church and worked for whirlpool customer care.He was a member

Vernie Stevens

Alabama
GAYLESVILLE Vernie Peek Stevens, age 78, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.Funeral is today at 11 a.m. at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne with Rev. Doctor Kenneth Summey officiating.Burt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Thomas

Georgia
DALTON Hazel Thomas, age 70, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011.Service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Willis Funeral Home with Bishop Claud Jones officiating.Interment, West Hill Cemetery.Arrangements by Willis Funeral

Joy Varner

Hamilton county
Mary Joyce Long Varner, 81, of Red Bank, departed this life, for a better place on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011 at a local hospital surrounded by family and loved ones.She retired from DuPont in 1971

John Wrenn

Hamilton county
John T. Wrenn, 74, of Signal Mountain passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a civil engineering degree, and he retired from Combustion Engineering after 25 years

In MemoryAllen Lanier

In memory
.Aug. 11, 1959 - Aug. 18, 2005Beloved Brother and Friend, Love, Olivia, Pam, and Gloria

In MemoryKATHY MACK

In memory
April 20, 1960-August 18, 2007 Kathy, its been five years since you went home to be with the Lord. I will always love and miss you. Love, Alfreda Austin
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Ann Mara, the matriarch of the NFL's New York Giants for the past 60 years, has died. She was 85.
By Erin Allday and Carolyne Zinko, c. 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so...
SEATTLE (AP) - Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II,...
NEW YORK (AP) - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arthur L. Alarcon, who was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.