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 Please call (423) 757-6348 to confirm receipt and to make payment.

In Memory ads can be faxed to (423) 757-6461, emailed to or phone in at (423) 757-6200.

Local Obits for Mon. Dec 09, 2013

Charles Leeroy Barnes, 78, of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East
Robert "Bobby" Billups, 80, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was a faithful member of Church of Jesus. He was preceded in death by his
Worthy "Jay" Jayne Drake, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in a local hospital. Jay was born in Kingston, Pa., on May 5, 1930. He lived in Tampa, Fla., as a young child
Alymas Ford, 86, passed away Saturday Dec. 7, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Harrison and was a member of the of the Brittsville Baptist church. He was a member of the
Frances Mae Fox, 81, of Ooltewah, Tenn., passed away on Sunday Dec. 8, 2013. She is survived by three sons Bruce, Edward and Patrick and their families. The family is planning a memorial service
Ernest Paul Hair, 46, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., passed away Saturday Oct. 5, 2013. Ernie was born on Jan. 14, 1967 a son of the late William and Evelyn Hair. He
Donna Gail Bradshaw Heath, 53, of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at the Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was a member of the One Accord Community Church in
Thomas Earl Irvin, age 85, of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 13, 1928 in Altoona, Pa., to the late
Carolyn B. Knox, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her residence. Visitation is today from 6-7 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral service is Tuesday at Noon
Shaya Zalmanovich Lokshin, 93, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. He was born in Russia and immigrated to the USA in 1991. Back in Russia, he was the Doctor of Sciences in Structural Mechanics
William Grant McCord better known as "Dick" and "Mac", 69, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was predeceased by his son, Rick McCord; and parents, Delsey and Buck McCord. He is
Luther "Luke" Neighbors, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Luther was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jessie Irene Neighbors; father, Joe Neighbors;
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The former longtime head coach of the Connecticut Huskies ice hockey team, who transitioned them to Division I status, has died. Bruce Marshall was 54.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Dennis Byrd, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by neck injury, was killed Saturday in a car accident. He was 51.
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) - The onetime underboss of Pittsburgh's dwindling Mafia family has died. Charles "Chucky" Porter was 82.
ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom "Martin," has died in Atlanta. He was 52.
Thomas J. Mackell Jr., former chairman of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank and the executive director of the Maritime Labor Alliance, has died.
PLUM, Pa. (AP) - A former NFL defensive lineman who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants has died. Lorenzo Freeman was 52.
NEW YORK (AP) - The family of Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson says he has died after a battle with cancer, just days after announcing he would be undergoing treatment.
NEW YORK (AP) - One of the most influential American scholars of Judaism has died.
Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, has died.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - One of the last living crew members on the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Raymond Haerry was 94.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who pushed for a statewide anti-bullying law after her 11-year-old son committed suicide has died following a battle with cancer. Sirdeaner Walker was...
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) - UFC fighter Josh Samman has died after spending nearly a week in a Florida hospital. He was 28.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Vermont who lost his television-producer brother on 9/11 has died. Kenneth Angell was 86.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lowell Thomas Jr., a former Alaska lieutenant governor, author, adventurer, glacier pilot and son of the legendary broadcaster, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96.
CHICAGO (AP) - The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Weiner song has died.
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.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Clyde Holloway, a former congressman and chairman of Louisiana's utility regulatory agency, has died. He was 72.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Mystery and crime fiction writer Edward Gorman has died.