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 Tue. Apr 09, 2013



ArnoldBrown

Hamilton county
Arnold BrownEdgar Arnold Brown, 68, of Suck Creek, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was of the Christian faith.Arnold was preceded in death by his parents,

Jerome Acklin

Hamilton county
Jerome "Jerry" Acklin, 66, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at a local hospital.Jerry was a former employee at Southern Wood, Coke and Chemical Co. and Chattanooga Box Co.He was preceded in death by

John Adams

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE John Q. Adams, 79, died Sunday, April 7, 2013,Survivors brothers, Wylie Adams, Fred Adams; sisters, Willie Mae Jordan, Sarah StamperFuneral is 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Mason Funeral Home.Visitation is

Janie Baker

Georgia
FORT OGLETHORPE Janie Mae Baker, 70, died Sunday, April 7, 2013.She was retired from Heritage Nursing Home as an LPN. Mrs. Baker was a painter, bowler, played softball and loved to travel.She was

Norma Bancroft

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Norma Claudetta Bancroft, 81, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at a local hospital.She was born in Bradshaw, W.Va., and had lived most of her life in the North Georgia area. She

Glenda Bell

Hamilton county
Glenda Sue Benton Bell, 68, of Mocksville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013.She was a member of Pine Crest Baptist Church and a former member of Boynton Baptist Church. Glenda was a 1963

Emma Bell

Georgia
Lois BellCHICKAMAUGA Emma Lois Bell, 72, departed this life Monday, April 8, 2013.She was born in Scottsboro, Ala., to the late Ernest and Margie Timmons. Lois was a member of Cloud Springs Baptist Church

Archie Bibbey

Hamilton county
Archie Almon Bibbey, 97, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Hospice Care Center.Archies precious family decided to remember him in a unique way. Our beloved Archie always had a knack for making

Ron Boe

Alabama
HENAGAR Ron Boe, 51, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Funeral at noon Wednesday, April 10, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel.Burial will follow in New Home Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.Visitation will be

Victoria Bond

Hamilton county
Victoria Bond, 61, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Frances Broome

Alabama
NORFOLK, Va. Frances M. Crouch Broome, 91, died Saturday, April 6, 2013.Funeral was held Wednesday in Norfolk, Va. at Hollomon-Brown Tidewater Drive Chapel.Visitation will be noon-3 p.m. Friday at Rudder Funeral Home, Bridgeport. Graveside

Lloyd Burke

Georgia
Sr.MONROE Lloyd Alfred Burke Sr., 74, died Monday, April 1, 2013, ending his 19-year battle with Parkinsons Disease.He was born in Chattanooga, on May 10, 1938 to Mary Nell and John Paul "Jack"

Brandon Davis

Alabama
SECTION Brandon Michael Davis, 39, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services will be at noon today at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Rev. KevinMcCreless and Rev.

Bertha Davis

Hamilton county
Bertha Mary Davis, 91, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar "Pete" and Myrtle Tate Justice; her husband of 38 years,

William Davis

Alabama
FORT PAYNE William A. Davis, 68, died Monday, April 8, 2013.Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Danny Moses officiating.Burial in Glenwood Cemetery.Visitation 4-8 p.m. today

Donal Fisher

Tennessee
Sr.PIKEVILLE Donal Fisher Sr., 84, died Sunday, April 7, 2013.Service at 1 p.m. CDT today in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Walling Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.Arrangements Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Highway

Brenda Giddens

Georgia
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Brenda Rose Giddens, 70, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at her residence.She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, North Georgia area and member of Lookout Mountain United Methodist Church for

Calvin Hartman

Tennessee
EVENSVILLE Calvin Dean Hartman, 68, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical.Funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Chapel with Brother Hoyett Hartman officiating.Interment in Chattanooga National Cemetery.Visitation

Nathan Hensley

Hamilton county
Nathan Blake Hensley, 27, of Gastonia, N.C., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.Nathan was born in

Beulah Hinton

Hamilton county
Beulah Carolyn Hinton, 72, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in a local hospital. Visitation: at 3 p.m. Today with the funeral to follow at 4 p.m. in the chapel of Taylor

Earl Horton

Hamilton county
Earl Stanford Horton, 84, of East Ridge, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home.He was born June 22 1928 in Chattanooga a son of the late John Horton

Mildred Johnson

Hamilton county
Mildred Elaine Johnson, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Lauren Ling

Hamilton county
Lauren ODell Ling died Saturday, April 6, 2013, after a brief illness.She was born March 25, 1955 ,in Chattanooga. She grew up on Lookout Mountain and was educated at Girls Preparatory School where she graduated

Lueita McNabb

Tennessee
NEW HOPE Lueita Rhymer McNabb, 65, died Friday, March 29, 2013.Preceded by her husband, Doyle McNabb.Survivors: sons, Stephen, Anthony and Timothy McNabb; and brother Gary Rhymer.Graveside service will be at McNabb Cemetery, at 3

Thomas Millican

Georgia
CEDAR GROVE Thomas Ford Millican, 89, of the Cedar Grove Community went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013.He was born to the late Cecil and Mary Lou Mathis Millican

Vicki Moyer

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Vicki Lynn Moyer, 55, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 6, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. She had lived in the North Georgia area

James Norwood

Georgia
ROSSVILLE James Verlon Norwood, 87, died Sunday evening, April 7, 2013.He retired from Crane and Company and General Tire Co. of Chattanooga. Mr. Norwood was a veteran of WWII serving in Ardennes, Rhineland, and

Jeanette Osborne

Hamilton county
Jeanette Osborne, 88, of Red Bank, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Osborne; and daughter, Gail Anderson.Survivors are daughters: Susan

Garrett Partin

Tennessee
ENGLEWOOD Garrett "Pops" Partin, 72, died Friday, April 6, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, from the funeral home chapel.Interment in Green Hill Cemetery.Visitation noon-2p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.www.serenityfunerals.com.Arrangements

Mina Pritchard

Hamilton county
Mina Hudson Posey Pritchard, 85, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at home surrounded by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hospice Of Chattanooga, P.O.

Walton Rich

Tennessee
DECHERD Walton Layton Rich, 84, passed away peacefully Friday, April 5, 2013.Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Decherd.Interment on Saturday in

Eric Robinson

Hamilton county
Eric Robinson, 58, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Jonah Seay

Hamilton county
Jonah Seay, 90, passed away Saturday, April 6 in Knoxville.He was a native of Del Rio, Tenn.The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the North Chapel.A Funeral service will be

Sybil Sentell

Hamilton county
Sybil R. Sentell, 90, of Chattanooga, passed on to heaven on Saturday April 6, 2013, to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for eternity. She recently celebrated her milestone birthday with her extended family,

Ernest Shaver

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Ernest Leroy Shaver, 88, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at a local healthcare facility. Mr. Shaver was a lifelong resident of Rossville and longtime member of Lakeview First Baptist Church. He

Mary Smith

Hamilton county
Mary Dell Blevins Smith, 68, died Saturday, April 6, 2013.She was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Blevins of Kimball, Tenn. She loved her family, the outdoors, arts and crafts, and working

Robert Smith

Hamilton county
Robert C. Smith, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in a Nashville hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Gearldean Smith

Hamilton county
Gearldean Smith, 77, of Chattanooga went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 7, 2013.She was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Livingston, Tenn. She loved all kinds of flowers and plants and just "digging

Carolyn Steele

Tennessee
TULLAHOMA Carolyn Steele, 67, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Centennial Medical Center. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday. April 10, at Moore-Cortner Chapel with

Robert Thrasher

Hamilton county
Robert J. "Tatum" Thrasher, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 in a local hospital. Funeral: at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Edward Thrasher as

Mildred Watkins

Hamilton county
Mildred J. Watkins, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 at her residence. She was a member of New Covenant Fellowship Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie

Holt Westbrook

Hamilton county
Sr.Charles Holt Westbrook Sr. died unexpectedly Saturday, April 6, 2013, while playing golf, a game he loved all of his life.A graduate of Georgia Tech and the University Of Virginia Darden School Of Business,

Jeffrey White

Hamilton county
Jeffrey White, 59, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

In MemorySYLVIA ABED

In memory
INMEMORYBorn July 31, 1960, Died April 9, 2003

In MemoryKADER ABED

In memory
INMEMORY Born November 12, 1917, Died April 9, 1968.

In MemoryRamone Hogan

In memory
INMEMORYRamone Cruzette "Sam" Hogan, IApril 6, 1959 - April 9, 2011Gone but not forgotten. Annie Ruth and the Hogan family
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...
Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote several Walt Disney animated films including "Monsters, Inc." and "Big Hero 6," has died. He was 49.
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...
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...
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.