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. Aug 11, 2013



Marvin Clopton

Hamilton county
Marvin Andrew "Mac" Clopton, 63, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 19, 2013, at his home.He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Clopton; and nephew, Tory Massey.Survivors include his son, Taylor Clopton; mother, Charlotte

Ted Fore

Hamilton county
Ted Wayne Fore, 78, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.Ted was born Dec, 30 , 1934 In Union, S.C. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University. Ted was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He

Loette Matthews

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Loette Margaret Parker Matthews, 92, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga North Georgia area, she was a former employee of Standard Coosa Thatcher and was a member of

Athalie Ricketts

Hamilton county
Athalie M. Ricketts, 96, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was the daughter of the late James C. and Loretta Ware Morgan. She was a lifelong member

Inez Stines

Tennessee
HARRIMAN Inez Doyle Stines, 88, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.Inez had lived at Callahan Towers before moving to Harriman.She was born to parents

Lila Wright

Hamilton county
Lila Faye Hill Wright, 96, formerly of Fort Worth, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Chattanooga.Lila was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Angela Wright; husband, Phil W. Wright Sr.; granddaughter, Meridith Helton;

In MemoryDEBBIE CLAY

In memory
INMEMORYSept. 13, 1958 - Aug. 3, 2007In loving memory, Forever in our hearts.Missed by all.Love, Ashley, Logan, Taylor and Wayne
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert "Bob" Bennett, a broadcasting industry veteran who guided a TV station group that became the initial core of the Fox network, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - The chef who has been credited with inventing General Tso's chicken - a world-famous Chinese food staple that is not served in China - has died....
NEW YORK (AP) - Grant Tinker, who brought "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elvis Presley's close personal friend and professional aide Joe Esposito has died. He was 78.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Fruit of the Loom Inc. says Rick Medlin, its president and CEO for the past six years, has died. He was 68.
MADISON, N.J. (AP) - A music executive who founded the industry's largest foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research has died. Tony Martell was 90 years old.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ron Glass, a prolific character actor best known for his role as Detective Ron Harris, the handsome, good-natured cop in the long-running comedy series "Barney Miller,"...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is remembering actress Florence Henderson as a "lovely lady" who sang nearly two dozen times during Indianapolis 500 pre-race festivities.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Sylbert, a talented production designer who won an Oscar for his work on "Heaven Can Wait," died Saturday at age 88 outside of Philadelphia, producer...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Theresa Manuel, the first black woman from Florida to compete in the Olympics, has died in Tampa. She was 90.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Peter Sumner, an Australian actor who had a small but memorable part as an officer on the Death Star in "Star Wars," has died at age...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans restaurateur, musician and civic leader Edgar "Dooky" Chase Jr. is dead at age 88.
NEW YORK (AP) - A big-voiced soul singer who performed with high energy onstage has died in New York after battling pancreatic cancer. Sharon Jones was 60.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Mentor Williams, the songwriter behind the 1970s pop hit "Drift Away," has died in Taos, New Mexico, at age 70.
HOUSTON (AP) - Dr. Denton Cooley, a Texas surgeon who performed some of the earliest heart transplants and implanted the world's first artificial heart, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ruth Gruber, a journalist, author and humanitarian whose long, trailblazing life included helping to bring Jewish refugees to the United States during World War II, has...
HONOLULU (AP) - "Hawaii Five-0" actor Keo Woolford has died three days after suffering a stroke. He was 49.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. James Delligatti was 98.