Obits Archives

Submit an Obit

The first 25 words are free and then it is 75 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 Sun. May 20, 2012



James Boles

Hamilton county
James Robert Boles, 68, a resident of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. passed away on Friday night, May 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.James was born in Miami, FL on April 27, 1944 a son

Opal Booth

Hamilton county
Opal Burgess Booth, 98, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 17, 2012.She was a member of Calvary Bible Church and taught Sunday School for several years at

Lucy Depew

Georgia
RINGGOLD Lucy Anna Depew, 97, formerly of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012.Mrs. Depew was a lifelong resident of Johnson City and was retired from Smith Nursing Home as an

Tammy Dowd

Georgia
PLAINVILLE Tammy Kay McGaha Dowd, 48, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Gordon Hospital.She was born in LaFayette, Ga., on Sept. 16, 1963, daughter of the late Russell McGaha and Frances McGaha Thompson.Before

Victor Ford

Hamilton county
Victor Ford went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 17, 2012.He lived 97 years and is rejoicing in joining his wife of 71 years, Lorraine, in heaven. He lived

Tommy Fugate

Tennessee
CALHOUN Tommy R. Fugate, 53, died Friday May 18, 2012.Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Ziegler Funeral Home.Funeral Services will follow at 8 p.m.Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22.Ziegler Funeral

Donna Gass

Georgia
RINGGOLD Donna Faye Sprayberry Gass, 71, passed away Thursday May 17, 2012, at her residence.A native of Trion, Ga., Donna has lived in the Ringgold area since 1962. She was a member of East

Henry Gordon

Hamilton county
Henry Lee Gordon, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home. Burial will be at

George Griggs

Hamilton county
George Wilburn Griggs, 69, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Griggs was a veteran of the Army serving in Vietnam.He held memberships at Mountain City Masonic

William Healy

Hamilton county
William J. Healy passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the age of 84.He was born in Worcester, Mass., and lived there until he enlisted in the Air Force in 1949. He served durning

Connie Henry

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Connie Sue Henry, 52, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Christian faith. She was preceded in death by

Geneva Hensley

Tennessee
Geneva HensleyLUPTONCITY Geneva S. Hensley, 86, passed away, Friday, May 18, 2012 in a local health care facility.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike 423-531-3975

Eloise Hixon

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Eloise Crawford Hixon, 87, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at her residence.She has been a founding member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe since 1952. Since

Daniel Holloway

Hamilton county
Daniel Garland Holloway, 30, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012.He was preceded in death by his brother, Derrick Alexander Holloway; grandmother, Vera Holloway; grandmother, Polly Ferguson. Daniel grew up in Alabama

Betty Johnson

Hamilton county
Betty Penney Johnson, 83, of Soddy-Daisy, went to her Heavenly Home to be with her husband on Friday, May 18, 2012. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and will be missed by everyone who

Steve Lee

Hamilton county
Stephen Porter "Steve" Lee, 69, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, in a local hospital.Born Aug. 14, 1942 in Springfield, Ohio he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with his parents, Joseph Speck

Joan Ott

Hamilton county
Clara Joan Ott, 76, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2012 in a local health care facility.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and attended the United Church of God.

Kathleen Panter

Tennessee
PIKEVILLE Kathleen Foster Panter, 88, died Friday May 18, 2012 at NHC Health Care of Sequatchie in Dunlap.She was a resident of Bledsoe County (Pikeville) for nearly 80 years where she loved the farm

Wendell Parrish

Georgia
FORTOGLETHORPE Wendell Keith Parrish, 44, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012. He had lived in West Virginia and the North Ga. areas for most of his life and was of the Methodist faith.

Joseph Persinger

Hamilton county
Joseph Samuel "Joe" Persinger Sr., lifelong resident of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died Tuesday morning, May 15, 2012, at the The Terrace at Mountain Creek. He was 84 on April 27.Joe was the son of Rachel

James Precise

Georgia
ROSSVILLE James Robert Precise, 89, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 18, 2012. He was born in Scottsboro, Ala. to the late, Rorex & Mae Belle Precise,

Edna Sargent

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Edna Erlene Sargent, 71, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at her home.She was a homemaker, and Member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church.Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Robert Sargent; Sons,

Mary Scott

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Mary "Glenda" Scott, 61, died Friday, May 18, 2012.She was a member of Fairview South Baptist Church.Preceded in death, mother, Ruth Lawson; and brother, Lester Lawson.Survived, husband,

Eugene Shaw

Hamilton county
Eugene R. Shaw, 91, of Chattanooga died Wednesday, May 16, 2012.He was born May 1, 1921 in Waco, Texas to L. P. and Louise Shaw. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lee Shaw;

Louise Shriver

Hamilton county
Louise Marzelia Shriver, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 17, 2012.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Minister Bill Greer and the
PISGAH Clarence W. Skinner, Jr., 68, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at Gasden Regional Medical Center.Graveside funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. today, May 20, from the Pisgah Cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to

Caroline Staggs

Hamilton county
Carolyn Ann Staggs, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Verna M. Staggs; parents, Rev. Henry C. and Pearl DeBord Hensley; sisters, Verna Sexson

June Stickle

Other areas
June Frances Stickle, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2012 after fighting a battle with ovarian cancer. She was born June 21, 1946 in Athens, Texas.She leaves to cherish

Edward Vandergriff

Other areas
BLACKSBURG Edward "Mr. Ed" Newell Vandergriff, 95, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. on June 2, 1916 to the late Edward Vandergriff

Mary Ward

Hamilton county
Mary Ann WardMary Ann Ward, 82, of Hixson, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012.She had lived most of her life in the Chattanooga area.Mary Ann had been employed for 20 years as Dietician at the

Bertha Wells

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Bertha Wells, 98, died Friday, May 18, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services will be held today, May 20, at 4 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Brown & Bro.

Juanita Wright

Georgia
DALTON Juanita Chaney Wright, 59, passed away Thursday May 17, 2012.Service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Willis Funeral Home.Family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5

In MemoryArthur Burney

In memory
INMEMORYARTHUR LEE BURNEYMay 20, 1927 - June 14, 2011Happy Birthday Daddy!Forever loved, never forgotten. Your children, sisters, and friends

In MemoryMARLENE DENNIS

In memory
April 15, 1956 - May 20, 2010Time will never dim the precious memories. You are more dearly loved, more deeply missed, with each passing day."Let us not be weary in well doing, for in

In MemoryJAMES GUSTUS

In memory
INMEMORYJAMES W. GUSTUSSept. 17, 1946- May 20, 2003Only the best. A heart of gold stopped beating. Two shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove that he only takes the best. Love

In MemoryDonna Lassetter

In memory
INMEMORYDonna Jaynes LassetterMay 18, 2006We have many wonderful memories of how God used you to enrich our lives. We miss your loving and caring ways.Will, Christa, and FamilyRomans 8:28

In MemoryEulin Matthews

In memory
INMEMORYDeacon Eulin Berg MatthewsHappy Birthday and Death AnniversaryIn loving memory of a wonderful husband, dad, papaw, who is missed so much and will be cherished forever. You will never be forgotten, and will forever live

In MemoryD Rogers

In memory
INMEMORYD. MACK ROGERS May 18, 1951 - Dec 2, 2011MARY ANN ROGERSMay 18, 1957-March 7, 2012BOB ROGERSApril 15, 1985 - Aug 22, 2007 Your family misses you so much.Remember this too will passif I can
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Former NBC news reporter and Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear has died in California.
NEW YORK (AP) - Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Truly Nolen, founder of the international pest control company known for its fleet of yellow "mouse cars," has died at his home in Florida. He was...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The granddaughter of the Campbell Soup Co. founder and a philanthropist who gave away millions of dollars to Philadelphia educational and cultural institutions has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Fitzgerald, a longtime Associated Press writer and editor in New York who helped shape the news service's coverage of stories from terror attacks to the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dana Woldow, who drew national attention when she began a fight to rid California schools of junk food, has died. She was 65.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bruce Langhorne, an influential session guitarist who often collaborated with Bob Dylan and inspired his song "Mr. Tambourine Man," has died. He was 78.
WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Robert W. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died in California.
Clifton James, best known for his indelible portrayal of a southern sheriff in two James Bond films but who was most proud of his work on the stage, has died....
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Tom Coyne, a Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer who worked on numerous hit recordings by Adele, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Metallica and more, has died. He was 62.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Russell Hanlin, who was president and CEO of Sunkist Growers for two decades, has died.
Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, one of the NFL's most influential and popular executives, has died. He was 84.
NEW YORK (AP) - David Letterman's mother Dorothy Mengering has died. She was 95.
GROTON, Mass. (AP) - Musician John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band, has died in his Massachusetts home. He was 71.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Patricia C. McKissack, a prolific author of children's books on African-American history, folklore and stories, has died. She was 72.
LOS ANGELES - Don Rickles was just another little-known comic working a small club in Miami Beach in the 1950s when Frank Sinatra came in with his entourage.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Jay Dickey has died at the age of 77.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101.