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 Mon. Nov 19, 2012



Charles Barbee

Tennessee
BIRCHWOOD Charles L. "Charlie" Barbee, 59, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Survivors are wife, Berleta Barbee; daughters, Delila Emerson, Charlotte Franklin, Tammie Tankersley; sons, Toby Barbee, Charles Sims, Gregory Sims, all of Birchwood; Mitchell

Benjamin Bonner

Hamilton county
Benjamin James Bonner, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.He was an Army veteran. Visitation is today at 11:30 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 12:30 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor

Arvel Bowman

Hamilton county
Sr.Arvel Allen "Abe" Bowman Sr., 92, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Standifer Place.Mr. Bowman was a veteran of the United States Army; he served tours, during WWII, in both Italy

Elsie Driscoll

Hamilton county
Elsie Louise Driscoll, 73, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at her home.She had been a resident of Chattanooga since 1991. Mrs. Driscoll was longtime member of St. Jude Catholic Church and was involved in

James Ervin

Georgia
LaFAYETTE James Anthony Ervin, 61, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.Graveside service in the LaFayette Cemetery Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m., Service conducted by Rev. Harold Helton.Visitation at the funeral home today

Rebecca Griffith

Hamilton county
Rebecca "Betty Jo" Boyd Griffith, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 after a long illness.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the funeral home chapel.Interment will be

Barbara Hyatte

Hamilton county
Barbara Hyatte, 67, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Helen Jones

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Helen Lovella Jones, 84, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 in a local hospital.Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Gerry Flynn officiating. Burial

Darius McCuiston

Tennessee
, Sr.DAYTON Master Sgt. Darius Euel McCuiston, Sr., 90, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20. Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visitation: today from 5 to 7 p.m.Please share

Joseph Myers

Hamilton county
, Jr. Joseph Allen Myers, Jr., 83, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at his home. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and CBMC. He attended the University of Miami

Betty Palmer

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Betty Charlotte Wallace Palmer, 65, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.She was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was of the Baptist

Bobbie Parker

Hamilton county
Bobbie Anne Barr Humphreys Parker, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Ban was known for her beautiful smile and her child like faith. The love

Durward Petitt

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Durward Leon Petitt, 85, President of Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.Visitation: today 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Service: 3 p.m. today at the chapel. Interment at West Hill Cemetery.Erwin-Petitt Funeral

Linda Smith

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Linda Sue Smith, 63, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 in a local hospital.She was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and north Georgia area and was a graduate of

Margaret Thomas

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Margaret Hamby Thomas, 85, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.Survivors, daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Doug Wilson; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Hugh Belle Tucker, Joyce Hogg, Jane Stoker; brothers, Edwin Hamby, Jerry Hamby.Funeral

In MemoryJAMAHA

In memory
JAMAHA ANTONIO GARNERJuly 30, 1979 - Nov. 19, 2009J.A.G.Just Ask GodMissing you, Love Mom and Family

In MemoryJ MIKE

In memory
INMEMORYJ. Mike RichardsonJan. 10, 1988 - Nov. 19, 2010Theres never a moment not thinking of you. We miss you so much. Forever in our hearts. Always love you,Mama Beverly, Jamari, Keshia, Del and Jazz, Richardson,
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A relative says Christy O'Donnell, a single mom with lung cancer who became a prominent figure in the California right-to-die debate, has died. She was 47.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the...
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend Charles Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's sidekick in his "Peanuts" comic strip, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Miriam Cedarbaum was 86.
MIAMI (AP) - Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II and sailed around the world in his 70s, has died.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Jack Riley, a former Army hockey coach who won guided the U.S. team to its first Olympic gold medal in 1960, has died. He was...
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston woman best known as the mother who called for her son to come home for dinner in a classic Prince pasta television commercial of the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A funeral home in Maine says Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, has died. He was 92.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An ailing New Hampshire woman who won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Aiken, an executive director of the Authors Guild who served for nearly 20 years as it confronted such digital age issues as copyright, e-book royalties...
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael J. Feeney, a former reporter for The New York Daily News and former president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday. He...
NEW YORK (AP) - Signe Toly Anderson, a vocalist and original member of the Jefferson Airplane who left the band after its first record and was replaced by Grace Slick,...
DALLAS (AP) - Rusty Rose, a former co-owner of the Texas Rangers with former president George W. Bush, has died at the age of 74.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the 1960s rock group Jefferson Airplane who stayed with the San Francisco-based band through its transformation from hippies to hit...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Kantner, an original member of the seminal 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane and the eventual leader of successor group Jefferson Starship, has died at age...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) - A builder whose company worked on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Century City complex in Los Angeles and Walt Disney's EPCOT center...