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. Mar 19, 2013



Kenneth Barton

Hamilton county
Kenneth "Sparky" Russell Barton, 80, lifelong resident of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 17, 2013.Born Dec. 25, 1932, to George Russell and Hazel Larrison Barton.He attended Bess T.

Tiny Brown

Georgia
MENLO Tiny Wilburn Brown, 77, died Sunday, March 17, 2013.Survivors, children, Libbie (Perry) Carnes, Tammy (James) Johnson, Lisa (Marty) Johnson; sister, Jane Adams; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday March 20, 2013,

Wilma Bryant

Tennessee
DAYTON Wilma L. Bryant, 63, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center.She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County, Tenn., and member of New Union Baptist Church.She was preceded in death by

Charles Cagle

Other areas
MOUNT GILEAD, N.C. Charles Marion Cagle passed into the gracious hands of God on Friday, March 15, 2013, at the tender age of 71. He passed peacefully, with his loving wife, Carolyn Louise Alley, and

Mabel DeBolt

Hamilton county
Clara "Mabel" Scivally DeBolt, 73, a longtime resident of Chattanooga went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 17, 2013.Mabel as she preferred to be called, worked for Busch Jewelers for almost 10,

Imogene Dennis

Hamilton county
Imogene Jones Dennis, 85, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Saturday, March 16, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the

Tommie Dennis

Tennessee
JASPER Tommie L. Dennis, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2013.She was a member of Mt. Bethlehem Church for many years where she had served on the usher
Jr.ROSSVILLE Lawrence Duckett Jr., 79, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of Rossville and was of the Baptist faith. Lawrence retired from Econ Mills after 40 years and enjoyed

Winford Ford

Hamilton county
Winford Ford, 63, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in an Atlanta hospital. The body will lie-in-state today at 10 a.m. with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel

Pam Greene

Hamilton county
Pam Greene, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Mary Griffin

Hamilton county
OAKLAND, Mich Mary Frances Griffin, 75, formerly of Chattanooga, died Friday, March 15, 2013.She was the wife of the late Robert; mother of Gary, Michael, Jim Griffin and Lisa Adams; grandmother of seven; sister

Arthur Hines

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Arthur R. Hines, 67, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Rhea Medical Center.Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment will follow in Spring City Cemetery.There

Ida Holcomb

Hamilton county
Ida Faye Holcomb, 69, of Hixson, passed away peacefully in to the arms of Jesus on Saturday, March 16, 2013.She was a longtime caregiver for the elderly for many years. She is preceded in death

Virginia Holt

Hamilton county
Virginia HoltVirginia Cecile Holt, 89, died peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2013.A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, she was born in 1923 to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Frank Holt Sr.She was employed by Gilman Paint and

Hubert Howard

Hamilton county
Hubert Harrison Howard, 84, of Harrison, went to be with his Lord on Monday, March 18, 2013.He was a member of Oakwood Baptist Church.Hubert was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of the

Elzie Lee

Hamilton county
Elzie Lee, 73, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at her residence.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

David Lewis

Other areas
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. David Lester Lewis, 70, departed this life Monday, March 4, 2013.David resided much of his life in Cleveland, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Lester Lewis;

Mary Lou

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Mary Lou Veal Burnette, 64, and formerly of Lookout Mountain, Ga., passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home

Bob Maurer

Georgia
RINGGOLD Robert E. "Bob" Maurer, 85, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, after a long illness. His battle was heroic.He was born on Dec. 11, 1927, in New York, N.Y. to Hugo E. and

Philip McNemer

Hamilton county
Philip A. McNemer, of Hixson, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at his home.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike 423-531-3975.

Clarence Moody

Georgia
CLOUDLAND Clarence Osment Moody, 91, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.Survivors, wife, Isabelle Moody; sons, Thomas Moody; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial is 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at St. Joseph on the Mountain.

John OConnor

Georgia
ROME John Michael OConnor, died Monday, March 18, 2013. A private memorial service will be held, with an Irish Wake to follow at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home in Rome.Mason

Jane Patten

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Jane Hickey Patten, 84, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away at her daughters home Saturday, March 16, 2013.She was born June 26, 1928 in Cleveland, to Ralph Gordon Hickey and Edith Smith

Angela Sanders

Tennessee
WHITWELL Angela June Young Sanders, 48, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Frances Slatton; sister, Wilma Morrison; niece, Angela Vinson; nephew, Chad Vinson.Those left to

Clara Sandidge

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Clara Brown Sandidge, 88, died Monday, March 18, 2013.Survivors: daughters, Beverly Cannon, Clarice Brackett and Barbara Ratcliff; four granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Faye Young.Funeral at 7 p.m. today at Grissom Funeral Home

Mary Short

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Short, 92, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, March 18, 2013. She retired from Dixie Yarns of Chattanooga and was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church of East Ridge.She was preceded in death by

Wilbur Tigner

Hamilton county
Elder Wilbur Tigner, 82, departed this life on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at a local hospital surrounded by wife, family and loving church members.He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served 4 years.

Willie Tucker

Georgia
SUMMERVILLE Willie Ruth Tucker, 92, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Oakview Nursing & Rehab Ceneter.Funeral at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Tom Russell officiating.Burial

Rhonda Wade

Alabama
BOAZ Rhonda Wade, 47, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013.Graveside service at 2 p.m. at Kilpatrick Cemetery.Arrangements by W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.

Reginald Weddingto

Hamilton county
nReginald "Boggie" Weddington, 45, departed this life on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his home.He was born on Feb. 18, 1968 to Robert and Evelyn Weddington. He was a graduate of Howard High School class

Terry Woodward

Georgia
LaFAYETTE Terry E. "Rat" Woodard, 62, died Sunday, March 17, 2013.Preceded in death by brother, Jim "Woody" Woodard; parents, Albert "Peedab" Woodard and Linda Oleen Jones Woodard.Survived by daughter, Angie Woodard Smith

Pret Young

Hamilton county
Preston Claude "Pret" Young, 51, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013.He was of the Baptist faith and preceded in death by his parents, Charles "Copper" Young and Viola Hindman Young; and his

In MemoryLumorris Weams

In memory
INMEMORYMr. , Sr.March 19, 2011Early Saturday morningGod called you Home.You may not walk the earthBut as an Angel you will roam. I can see you smilingAs you hear bells ringing,And in Heaven theyre praising your
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - John Paul Hammerschmidt, the longtime Arkansas congressman who defeated Bill Clinton in the former president's first race for political office, has died. He was 92.
IRONTON, Ohio (AP) - A man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died in a mental health facility.
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) - Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the founder's family to head the San Francisco Chronicle and a prominent olive oil rancher, died Thursday after a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A financial planner who worked with the University of Pittsburgh to create the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research, has died of the disease he fought...
DALLAS (AP) - Dorman Cordell, who served as chief of several bureaus in his career with The Associated Press, has died at the age of 83.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations, died Friday...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, died early Saturday the Eagles said. He was 89.
Bob Kastenmeier, who represented Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District for 32 years, died peacefully died Friday morning at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 91.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The youngest half brother of late President Gerald Ford has died. He was 90.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A woman who was among 13 selected for training as possible astronauts in the early 1960s has died at her northern Michigan home. She was...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Bob Kastenmeier, an early and staunch opponent of the Vietnam War who served 32 years in Congress, has died. The Wisconsin Democrat was...
The drummer for the heavy-metal band Twisted Sister has died. A.J. Pero was 55.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The nation's oldest female military veteran is dead. She was 108.
LOS ANGELES - Mike Porcaro, a bass player who performed along with his two brothers in the rock group Toto, died Sunday at his Los Angeles home. He was 59.
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - Andy Fraser, who co-wrote the rousing rock anthem "All Right Now" when he was the teenage bassist for the British rock band Free, has died in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A publicist says Mike Porcaro, former bass player for the Grammy-winning group Toto, has died. He was 59.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Richard J. Brennan Sr., part of one of New Orleans' best-known culinary families, has died at age 84.
PATTERSON, Calif. (AP) - Leslie A. Williams, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, has died in California. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - A guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts has died a day before the release of the band's debut album. Jeremy Brown was 34.