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 Wed. May 22, 2013



Sarah Bearden

Hamilton county
Sarah Floyd "Pete" Bearden, 79, a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, died Monday, May 13, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Raymond W and Otsie Vanallman Floyd. She was a long time employee of Siskin

Dorothy Birdwell

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Dorothy Jean Birdwell, 68, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. Visitation will begin 11 a.m. today, May 22, 2013 with services to follow at 2 p.m. in Moore-Cortner Chapel. Burial in Franklin

Geraldine Burkhart

Hamilton county
Geraldine McKee Burkhart, of Hixson, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. She was 69 years old.Geraldine was born on Dec. 3, 1943 in Ooltewah to the late Jennie

Vivian Byrd

Hamilton county
Vivian R. Byrd, 85, of Collegedale, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013.A native of Flint, Mich., she has been a resident of Collegedale many years and was also a member of Standifer Gap Seventh-day Adventist

Estelle Cannon

Hamilton county
Lera Estelle Cannon, 97, entered the presence of her Lord on Thursday, May 16, 2013.She was born in Dyer, Tenn., on April 11, 1916, to Henry and Verna Horner Halliburton.After high school, Estelle attended college

Harrianne Condra

Tennessee
NASHVILLE Harrianne Moore Condra passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013.Visitation from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at 717 Westview Avenue, the home of Mrs. Joan Neff and Lisa and Tom Neff. A graveside service

Jeff Cooke

Hamilton county
Jeff B. Cooke, 53, of Hixson, died Monday, May 20, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, 423- 531-3975.

Wilma Corrigan

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Wilma Jo Corrigan, 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Crowne Health Care.Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in HollemanMemorial Garden (Walnut Grove).Visitation from noon

Carmel Eason

Hamilton county
Carmel Denise Eason, 24, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in a local hospital.She was formerly employed by Pilgrim's Pride. She was preceded in death by her father, Cornel Eason; grandfathers, Sammie Barnes

Viola Fagans

Other areas
ROEBUCK, S.C. Viola Ruth Fagans, 82, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Viola was born in Chattanooga, to the late Grandville and Sally Elizabeth Tillery Dunnington. She was the last survivor of her immediate family.Viola is

Heather Harlan

Georgia
RINGGOLD Heather Michelle Harlan, 37, died Saturday, May 18, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

James Henderson

Georgia
Sr.CHICKAMAUGA James G. "Jaybird" Henderson Sr., 66, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his residence following a three year battle with cancer.James was a native and lifelong resident of north

Jean Heuser

Georgia
ROCK SPRING Valetta Jean Heuser, 93, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, in a local hospital.Mrs. Heuser was a charter member of Fort Oglethorpe First Baptist Church where she served as pianist

Joe Hicks

Tennessee
RELIANCE Joe Danny Hicks, 64, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013.Survivors: wife Betty Hicks, sons Joey, Danny, Shawn and Tim; stepson, Kenny; grandchildren.Memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday with the visitation 5-7

Ida Houchin

Hamilton county
Ida Geraldine Houchin, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was the daughter of the late James and Myrtle Swartout and was preceded in death by her

Polly Jarrett

Hamilton county
Polly Jarrett passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 with her loving family by her side.Mrs. Jarrett was a 50 year member of Highland Plaza United Methodist Church where she taught preschool for 35 years.Mrs.

Newell Johnson

Georgia
PINE MOUNTAIN Newell W. Johnson, 84, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Hospice LaGrange.Mr. Johnson was born July 8, 1928 in Dunlap, Tenn., the son of Joe Clifford Johnson and Mary Ellen Wilson Johnson.

Susan Kelly

Hamilton county
Susan Kelly, 63, of Hixson passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 with her loving family by her side.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.

Evelyn Kilgore

Georgia
RINGGOLD Evelyn Louise Oliver Kilgore, 92, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 20, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, a graduate of Chattanooga Valley High School

Addison Kimpson

Tennessee
Addison Christina Leshea Kimpson, infant daughter of Robert "Trey" and Sharon Kimpson died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at U.T. Medical Center.Graveside service 3 p.m. Friday in Hammond Cemetery.Ziegler Funeral Home, Athens, in charge of the

Lamar Lasley

Hamilton county
Hayden Lamar Lasley, 60, of Hixson, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013.He was a longtime area girls softball coach of 35 plus years. Lamar coached at Soddy-Daisy High School for the past 16 years, as

Mabel Lindsay

Hamilton county
Mabel C. Lindsay, 94, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Elizabeth McCarrell

Hamilton county
Elizabeth McCarrell, of Decatur, Ga., died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Marcey Jones, in Chattanooga.Survivors include daughter, Marcey (Steele).; grandsons Andrew and Matthew.Funeral services will be held at All Saints

Gail Melton

Other areas
HEBRON, Md. Gail Williamson Melton, 57, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013. A funeral service is pending. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD

Frances Mincy

Tennessee
SPRING CITY Frances Mincy, 49, died Sunday, May 19, 2013.Funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home.Interment in Spring City Memorial Gardens.Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday

Leon Morris

Tennessee
WINCHESTER Leon Horton Morris 79, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at his home.Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel.Interment with full military honors in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester.Visitation 5 to 8 p.m.

Essie Ogelvie

Tennessee
MONTEAGLE Essie Mae Ogelvie, 95, died Monday, May 20, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Monteagle Cemetery.Online condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.Arrangements by Cumberland Funeral Home, 207

Dewey Peppers

Alabama
BOAZ Dewey E. Peppers, 67, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.Funeral is set for Wednesday, May 22, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Patsy Pointer

Hamilton county
Pasty Pointer, 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Claude Reno

Hamilton county
Claude William Reno, 80, of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at his residence.Services will be "Private".Arrangements are by Turner Funeral Home Inc., Highway 58 Chapel, 622-3171.

Dorothy Runyan

Tennessee
DAYTON Dorothy Mae Runyan, 84, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Erlanger Medical.Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating and music by Sylvia Capps.Burial

Elsie Sharp

Hamilton county
Elsie Swafford Sharp, 70, Hixson, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013, at her home with her loving family by her side.Mrs. Sharp was a member of New Union Baptist Church and retired from Laz-Boy

Doris Shelton

Georgia
TRION Doris Elaine Shelton, 57, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.Visitastion 4-9 p.m. today at Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home, Summerville.

Rex Sims

Georgia
ROCKSPRING Rex L. Sims 94, died Saturday May 18, 2013. He was born April 10, 1919 in Napier, Tenn. to John and Annabelle Luker Sims.Rex was a graduate of St. Elmo Elementary School,

Betty Slatton

Georgia
LAKEVIEW Betty B. "Granny" Slatton, 76, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013.She was born in Ider, Ala., to the late Josephine Wade on July 26, 1936. She retired from Catoosa County Children and Family

Ovet Smith

Alabama
HENAGAR Mr. Ovet "Toad" Smith, 85, died Monday, May 20, 3013, at his residence.Mr. Smith was a member of Chesnut Grove Baptist Church and was retired from Combustion Engineering.He was preceded in death

Lillian Stover

Alabama
DAWSON Lillian Stover, 91, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, in Crowne Health Care Center.Fuenral is set for 6 p.m. Thursday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Visitation noon-5 p.m. Thursday.She will be burial

Eileen Trippler

Hamilton county
Eileen L. Trippler, 95, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.Graveside Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. There will not be any visitation prior

Juanita West

Hamilton county
Juanita "Opal" Arms West, of Falling Water, passed away on Saturday, May, 18, 2013. She was 82 years old.Juanita was born in Willow Grove, Tenn., and resided in Overton and Putnam counties for most of

Gladys Wilkins

Hamilton county
Gladys L. Ammons Wilkins, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a member of Worlds Church of the Living God of the Apostolic Faith. She was preceded

In MemoryJACKLYN MORRIS

In memory
INMEMORYJacklyn A. MorrisAug. 25, 1947 - May 22, 2006In rememberance of our loved one, Jackie (Ms. Jackie), a woman who taught us to appreciate the finer things in life.You are greatly missed byyour sisters, daughter,

In MemoryJohn Wilkey

In memory
INMEMORYRemembering with love and affection . Five years have come and gone but we never stop loving and missing you. A piece of our hearts is gone. Much love from your whole family.
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama businessman who started a one-of-a-kind store selling the contents of unclaimed airline baggage has died.
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.
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.
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....