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 Sun. Sep 02, 2012



Carl Allen

Georgia
, Sr.,ROSSVILLE Carl Barnard Allen, Sr., 82, departed this life Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. He was born in Rhea Springs, Tenn., to the late John Benjamin and Cora Frances Allen. Carl graduated from

Marea Barker

Tennessee
DUNLAP Marea Hixson Barker, 88, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. She was born March 29, 1924 in Bledsoe County.Preceded in death by husband, Grady Barker; parents, Ed and Ova Hughes Hixson; brother, Ruben Hixson.She
r, Jr.FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. Frederick J. Baumgartner, Jr., 60, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

James Bundy

Georgia
ROSSVILLE James Bundy, 70, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 at a local hospital.Condolences may be sent to lane-southcrestchapel.com.Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. in the South Crest Chapel.Interment

Iona Carlisle

Other areas
TAMPA, Fla. Iona E. Carlisle, 80, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Local arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated, www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Nancy Collard

Hamilton county
Nancy PollardNancy Pollard, 79, passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 in Chattanooga.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Katherine Crane

Hamilton county
Katherine Lorrine Crane, 89, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.Katherine was born on Nov. 6, 1922 in Chattanooga to E. H. and Jennie Rose Bradley Crane. She was a member of

Thomas Crosslin

Tennessee
Rev. CLARKSVILLE The Rev. Thomas R. "T.R." Crosslin, 71, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.He was born Nov. 13, 1936 in Hot Springs, Ark., son of the late Florine and Harvey Crosslin. He was a

John Crutchfield

Hamilton county
John Joseph Crutchfield, 89, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at his home.He was born on June 23, 1923 in Sequatchie County, Tenn. to the late H.A. and Virginia Crutchfield. He was a

Dick Dragoo

Hamilton county
Richard Lee "Dick" Dragoo, Jr. died suddenly at his home Friday night, Aug. 31, 2012 of a heart attack.He was born in Chattanooga to Nancy and Bud Dragoo in 1956. He grew up in Signal

Edwin Giacomozzi

Hamilton county
Edwin Giacomozzi, 81, of Collegedale, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.He was a retired electrician from Southern Adventist University, and a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S.

William House

Hamilton county
Austin HouseWilliam Austin House passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Austin had just celebrated his 85th birthday on August 28. The son of the late Harold Roy and Irene Elizabeth Austin

Charles Kelley

Hamilton county
Charles Granville "Charlie" Kelley, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. He was a Chattanooga native.Charlie was a member of First Christian Church. He was a long-time teacher

Evelyn Kibble

Hamilton county
Evelyn L. Kibble, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of the Bayside Baptist Church and was the daughter of the late

Lonnie Murphy

Hamilton county
Alonzo Alexander "Lonnie" Murphy Jr., of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. He was 92 years old.He was born and raised in Charleston, Tenn. He and his brothers were "river rats", playing

Larry Pittman

Hamilton county
Larry Wayne Pittman, 45, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.He was predeceased by brother, John F. Pittman, Jr.; grandparents, Earl and Nannie Miller, Sr., grandfather, John R. Pittman and

Lowell Plummer

Georgia
CHATSWORTH Lowell "Poppy" Orin Plummer, 52, (formerly of Indianapolis, Ind.) passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., to the late Robert Gene and Carolyn Plummer. He attended Cross Point Christian

Daniel Preston

Tennessee
, Sr., CLEVELAND Pastor Daniel D. Preston, Sr., 80, made the glorious transition from earth to heaven on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. He was pastor of the Triune Assembly Church in Cleveland, Tenn., and

Jody Ray

Hamilton county
Jody Clinton Ray, 25, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.He graduated from Ooltewah High School in 2006, and was involved in Drag racing and had many friends, also played football for the YMCA.

Violet Rogers

Hamilton county
Violet Anita Crabtree Rogers, 95, of Chattanooga passed away, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.She was born near Sweetwater, Tenn., in 1916 to the late Hugh and Rhoda Jane Crabtree. She

Reese Seagle

Hamilton county
Reese Dewania Seagle, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway. Please share
LAFAYETTE Margaret Lemeral Padgett Sprayberry, 72, of LaFayette, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. She was a resident of LaFayette for many years and a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. The funeral

Beatrice Stinchfield

Hamilton county
Beatrice Mildred Wolfe Stinchfield, 95, of Ooltewah, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 of pneumonia.Bea was born April 21, 1917 in Madison, Wis., to Joseph and Edith Wolfe. Sadly, her mother died in childbirth. Shortly

Martha Swasey

Hamilton county
Martha Swasey, 95, of Signal Mountain, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. She was founder and Director of Signal School of Physical Education and a Senior Olympian. She had also been Director of Womens

Frances Tidwell

Tennessee
GATLINBURG Frances Caldwell Tidwell, 89, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.Frances loved her family and devoted her life to them. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg.She was preceded in death by

Vera Wagner

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Vera G. Wagner, 85, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today from the Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the

Jeff Woods

Hamilton county
Phillip Jeffery "Jeff" Woods, 53, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 31, 2102, at a local hospital.He was a member of First Church of The Nazarene and a veteran of the

Ronald Wright

Hamilton county
Ronald Lovell Wright, 32, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.Ronald attended high school in Norfolk, Va.; was employed by Economy Honda, and had worked with Ashley Furniture for several years.He was preceded in death by

In MemoryDwana

In memory
INMEMORYDWANA LEE DIXONApril 12, 1964-Sept. 2, 2011Truly missed by her Mother, Ernestine Dixon; her two daughters, Danyel and Jenny Dixon; and her four Grandchildren LIVES FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

In MemoryMISTY

In memory
MISTY DELOVE BENNETTSept. 2, 1985-April 10, 1989 Today is your birthday and I wish I were sharing it with you. I know Jesus is having a day with you that we could only imagine.

In MemoryMark Rouse

In memory
INMEMORYMARK D. ROUSE Sept. 2, 1958-June 26, 2012 HAPPY BIRTHDAYWe love and miss you.Children, Justin, Jennifer, and Maegan; Mom, Cecile Lowe; Sisters Janet Wright and Nancy Hale; GrandchildrenOther Family and Friends
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" ''Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.
Former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins says punk pioneer Alan Vega has died.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, a Democrat who was seen as embodying his state when he posed for an iconic Time magazine cover only to...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A publicist for Bonne Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as the Browns influenced generations of singers from the Beatles to Lady Antebellum,...
LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Robert Morgan, a former U.S. senator who also served in the North Carolina Legislature and as the state's attorney general, has died. He was 90.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nate Thurmond, a Hall of Fame center and longtime Golden State Warrior, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...