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. Sep 06, 2012



Fred Ames

Tennessee
DUNLAP Fred C. Ames, 71, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at his home.He was a veteran of the United States Army.Mr. Ames was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Helen Norris

Elizabeth Autry

Georgia
RINGGOLD Nellie Elizabeth Parrish Autry, 92, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.A lifelong resident of the Walker and Catoosa County area, she was a member of Woodstation United Methodist Church.She was preceded in death

Eugene Blair

Hamilton county
Major Eugene "Gene" Franklin Blair Sr. 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, 2012, at his home.Gene was born in Silver Creek, Ga., and was a graduate of Central High School, class of

Lennie Blevins

Hamilton county
Lennie Blevins, 78, a lifelong resident of Red Bank, her hard fought battle with Alzheimers ended Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.Lennie was a founding member of Stuart Heights Baptist church and was currently a member of

Barbara Brewer

Hamilton county
Barbara Brewer, 68, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at her home.Barbara was a member of Lone Oak Church of God.She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred

Gary Brown

Hamilton county
Gary Lee Brown, 52, known as Downtown Brown departed us on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at 6:40 a.m.Mr. Brown attended Riverside High from 1976 to 1978. From there he joined the United States Army from

Robert Canion

Hamilton county
SrRobert Lee Canion Sr., born in Chattanooga, departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 at Heritage Valley Medical Center. Robert graduated from Kirkman Technical School in 1981. He then enlisted in the

Lucile Carver

Georgia
RINGGOLD Lucile E. Carver, 81, died peacefully on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at her home in Ringgold, with her family by her side.She has been an active member at the North Terrace Church of

Ozie Cisse

Georgia
DALTON Ozie Lee Talley Cisse, 54, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Willis Funeral Home.Visitation at the funeral hme from 6-8 p.m. Friday.Interment in West

Mary Cooke

Georgia
Mary Ann Cooke RINGGOLD Mary Ann Doremus Cooke, 86, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in a local hospital.She was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher working

Willie Craighead

Hamilton county
Willie James Craighead, 57, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at a local hospital. Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Minister Andrew McKenney as the eulogist.

Andrew Croft

Tennessee
Jr.CLEVELAND Andrew T. Croft Jr. passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in a local healthcare facility.A Memorial Gathering of Friends and Family for Andrew T. Croft will be held from 3 to 6

Ann Gentry

Georgia
Ann Hartley Gentry, 87, formerly of Chattanooga, went home to be with her loving Savior on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.Mrs. Gentry had lived most of her life in the north Georgia area where her late

William Gray

Hamilton county
William Michael "Mike" Gray passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Riverside, Calif.He was born Feb. 3, 1958 in Greenville, Ky. to Charles and Rosemary Gray. He was of the Baptist faith.Mike grew up in

Ruth Guffey

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Ruth "Reba" Griffin Guffey, 66, departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.She was born in Chattanooga, to the late James and Callie Griffin, and was of the Baptist faith.She was also

George Hart

Other areas
Waxhaw, N.C. George Elton Hart, 90, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Waxhaw City Cemetery.Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory of Monroe,

Mary Helton

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Mary L. Helton, 85, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in DeKalb Regional Hospital.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, from Oak Grove Baptist Church with burial at Broadway Cemetery.Family

Barbara Hobbs

Hamilton county
Barbara Brickell Hobbs, 75, died peacefully at home from cancer on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She and Joe were happily married for 50 years. She had a

Norma Hubbuch

Hamilton county
Norma Boh Hubbuch passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012.There will be a memorial mass at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1716 Anderson Pike, Signal Mountain at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.

John Lindsay

Alabama
GREENVILLE, S.C. John G. Lindsay, 76, formerly of Stevenson, Ala., died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.He was born April 3, 1936.He was a graduate of Stevenson High School and Auburn University. He was employed by

John Long

Hamilton county
John Horace "Worm" Long, 62, lifelong resident of Red Bank, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.He owned a landscaping business for many years in Red Bank and was known around the dirt tracks as Worm.He

Clara Long

Hamilton county
Clara Geneva Long, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.Clara was born in Alabama and was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She was an avid sewer, loved dolls and stuff

Larry Mason

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Larry B. Mason, 74, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in a local hospital.He was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from ConAgra. He enjoyed holding bible studies

BF McDade

Hamilton county
B.F. "Scrappy" McDade, 80, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.He was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Chattanooga to Butchie and Pearl McDade.Mr. McDade was a self made man, an inventor with two patents, business

Mary Meyer

Hamilton county
Mary Ellen Meyer, 77, of Harrison, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.Services will be private.Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 423-877-3524.
LaFAYETTE Donald "Don" Meyerhofer after a long and distinguished life, was called home on Monday, Sept. 2, 2012, to be reunited with his beloved wife, Patricia. God surely must have needed Dons "fix

Wallace Miles

Hamilton county
Wallace Miles, 63, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Rosaura Perdomo

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Rosaura Casasola de Perdomo, 68, of Zacapa, Guatemala, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, while visiting her daughter's home in LaFayette.Family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at

Nancy Pollard

Hamilton county
Nancy Kate Pollard, 79, passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at her home.She was a former employee at Cedar Hill Day Care Center.She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Trude Williams;

John Reeves

Hamilton county
ROSSVILLE John Reeves, 97, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at a local health care facility. He was a native of Bryant, Ala., and had lived in Rossville for over 60 years, was a

George Roderick

Tennessee
CALHOUN George David Roderick, 83, of Bethel Springs Community near Calhoun died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at his home.Funeral 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel. Burial Short Creek Cemetery. Visitation 5-8 p.m. today at

Lillian Runyan

Hamilton county
Lillian "Savannah" Runyan, 91, of Georgetown, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, from her earthly home.She was a lifelong member of Meadowview Baptist Church, an avid gardener, and quilter, and

Ralph Smith

Georgia
Larry SmithCHICKAMAUGA Ralph Larry Smith II, 40, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.He was born in Chattanooga and had been a lifelong resident of the Chickamauga area. He graduated from Gordon Lee Memorial

Shirley Tate

Hamilton county
Shirley Jean Brewer Tate, 73, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. She was a member of Hickory Valley Baptist Church, she attended Central High School and was retired from

Debra Taylor

Georgia
TRION Debra Louise Taylor, 52, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home, Summerville.Funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.Interment

William Watts

Other areas
JENNINGS, Fla. William V. Watts Jr., devoted husband, father, "Pawpaw", uncle, and brother, died on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Haven Hospice in Lake City, Fla.He was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Atlanta, the

Beatrice Woodard

Hamilton county
Beatrice Lenore "Granny B." Woodard, 78, of Chattanooga passed away at her home Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.Beatrice was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother to her family.Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Billy

Billie Young

Hamilton county
Billie Westmoreland Young, 84, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in a local healthcare center.A longtime resident of Columbia, Tenn., Mrs. Young has lived in Chattanooga for the past 17 years.She was a

In MemoryDONALD BOND

In memory
HAMILTON COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFFDONALD K. BOND JR.March 5, 1966- Sept. 6, 2001Loved and missed by the Bond Family.

In MemoryCLIFFORD LUSTER

In memory
REV. CLIFFFORD LUSTER, SR.Who departed this life on Sept. 6, 1987. From his children. Also his brother, EDWARD (NUBB) LUSTER, who departed this life Sept 6, 1986. Of

In MemoryCARD OF

In memory
The Patterson Family would like to thank you for your thoughts, kind words and prayers during our families time of bereavement
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The executive producer of TV's "NCIS" and creator of "NCIS: New Orleans" has died. CBS says in a statement that Gary Glasberg died in his sleep...
Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the 'godfather of gore,' has died. He was 87.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator Ben Steele has died in Montana. He was 98.
Arnold Palmer brought a country-club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch, At ease with both presidents and the golfing public, and on a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Grand Ole Opry says Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jean Shepard has died. She was 82.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who introduced zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ed Temple, the former Tennessee State track and field coach who led the U.S. women's team to 15 Olympic gold medals and helped break down racial...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has died.
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) - The Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, says the world's oldest Roman Catholic bishop has died. The Rev. Peter Gerety was 104.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, who helped shape the nation's farm policy during his 10 years in Congress, has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Curtis Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for "L.A. Confidential" and directed Eminem in the movie "8 Mile," has died at age 71.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An influential community activist who turned San Francisco's Asian-American population into a political power in the city has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 73.
NEW YORK (AP) - Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88.
PHOENIX (AP) - A former spokeswoman says Arizona's first female governor, Rose Mofford, has died at age 94.
The grand dame of daytime television drama, Agnes Nixon liked to say that "everyone's life is a soap opera." For proof, she offered up her own.