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. Oct 01, 2013



Dorothy Alexander

Hamilton county
Dorothy "Dottie" Zachry Alexander, 91, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.Dottie was born in Notasulga, Ala., but had lived in the Chattanooga area for over 50 years.She was preceded in death by her

Gilbert Anthony

Hamilton county
Gilbert Anthony, 81, of Harrogate, Tenn., (formerly) of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road.

Andrew Broomfield

Hamilton county
Andrew Broomfield, 86, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at JMS Burned Center in Augusta, Ga.He was born on March 23, 1927.He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife of 30 years,

Robert Clark

Hamilton county
Robert F. Clark, PhD, "Dr. Bob", of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.After a long battle with cancer Bob was called home to be with the Lord. He will be dearly missed by his

Oma Crane

Georgia
ROSSVILLE Oma Hough Crane, 95, formerly of Rossville, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at her daughters home in Murfreesboro, Tenn.She was born in Enid, Colo., and raised in Crowell, Texas. She moved

Bob Cross

Tennessee
CLEVELAND Bob Cross, 82, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Survivors include children. Sue Cross, Vernon Cross, Preston Cross.Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

Michael Dykes

Hamilton county
Michael "Mickey" Dykes, 24, of Hixson, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

David Grant

Tennessee
WINCHESTER David Gray Grant, 61, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. CDT Saturday, Oct. 5, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with services at 3 p.m.Moore-Cortner Funeral

Willie Higdon

Tennessee
DUNLAP Willie L.A. "Twig" Higdon, 37, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was the owner of Git-R-Done Construction. He was preceded in death by mother, Carol Cagle Higdon; grandmother, Lucille Cagle; grandfather,

Nell Hill

Alabama
ORANGE BEACH Nell Newman Hill, 79, a native of Georgia and a resident of Orange Beach, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Nell was a true Angel on this earth, born in Bleckley County, Ga.,

Dorothy Miller

Georgia
Louise MillerFLINTSTONE Dorothy Louise Long Miller, 94, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in a local health care facility.Louise was born in the Cenchat community of Walker County on Aug. 31, 1919 to

Claude Morris

Hamilton county
Jr.Claude Lee "Stretch" Morris Jr., 60, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and was of the Baptist faith. He was an

Charles Nunley

Tennessee
TRACY CITY Charles E. Nunley, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his residence in Tracy City.Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Foster & Lay chapel with Rev. Ralph Shrum and Rev. David

Stacey Phillips

Hamilton county
Stacey Barrow Phillips, 44, of Chattanooga, died on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the funeral home chapel with Jeremy Davis officiating.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share

Samuel Pleasant

Alabama
RAINSVILLE Samuel Pleasant, 66, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m CDTtoday, Oct. 1, from Chattanooga National Cemetery.Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery

Linda Prince

Alabama
STEVENSON Linda Joyce Prince, 67, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.Visitation will be noon-9 p.m. CDT Wednesday.Funeral will be at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 3, from Valley Funeral Home.Burial will be in Green Cemetery

Margaret Randolph

Hamilton county
Margaret Joan Randolph, 58, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in a local healthcare facility.She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Randolph; parents, William and Rosa Lee Harris; sisters, Louise Harris and

Eveleen Rethwilm

Tennessee
KNOXVILLE Eveleen Elizabeth Rethwilm passed away at the age of 80 on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.She was preceded in death by her husband, Heinz Rethwilm.She is survived by her children, Craig Rethwilm (Pamela), Michael

Dennis Richardson

Hamilton county
Dennis Sanford Richardson, 67, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. at a local hospital.Born in Florence, Ala., he was a long-time resident of Chattanooga. Dennis served our Country in the U.S. Army; he was

Amy Robertson

Georgia
VALDOSTA Amy Lara Robertson, 75, a former longtime resident of Fort Oglethorpe, died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents, Hardy Milton Crane and Opal Smith Crane, and her

Rodney Rogers

Alabama
BRIDGEPORT Rodney Allan "Coach" Rogers, 71, passed away on his and his wifes 40th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga.Coach was survived by his wife, Janis Rogers;

Elaine Searcy

Tennessee
SOUTH PITTSBURG Elaine Searcy, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.The daughter of the late W.A. and Nettie Blevins Searcy, she retired from TVA having worked as a secretary and later as a Nuclear Inspector.She

Joann Smith

Hamilton county
Joann Smith, 68, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in Nashville.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Elma Stearns

Hamilton county
Elma Delores Stearns, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in a healthcare facility.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Dewey Stephens

Alabama
FORT PAYNE Dewey Stephens passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at his Residence.Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, burial will follow at Adamsburg/ Liberty Hill Cemetery.Visitation

Doris Strong

Hamilton county
Doris J. Strong, 71, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. She was a graduate of Howard High School, a Tennessee Vols fan, and a member of Pneuma Christian Center. She retired from the Chattanooga

Phillip Wallace

Hamilton county
Phillip R. Wallace, 71, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at his home after a valiant battle with MDS.Phil was a member of the 1960 graduation class of Chattanooga High School. He earned a degree

Alice Wilson

Hamilton county
Alice Kell Wilson died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Red Bank, and was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson.Survivors include nieces and nephews.Memorial service will be

In MemoryBlanche Smith

In memory
Blanche Willette Smith Oct. 1, 1930-July 25, 2000We love and miss you.Your Family
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The man who helped turned $50 investments in a North Carolina grocery store into the Food Lion chain with more than 1,100 stores across the Southeast...
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. (AP) - A member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that was immortalized in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own" has died. Lucille "Lou"...
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Fleishaker (FLY'-shay-kur), a 500-pound actor known for his work in low-budget horror films, has died. He was 62.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - The actress who was best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom "Alice" has died. Beth Howland...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbian state television says Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, former Yugoslavia's best known film star who was also popular in China, has died. He was 82.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A family spokesman says Nick Menza, former drummer for influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio...
Former Kentucky lawmaker and longtime thoroughbred breeder Fred Bradley whose stable of stakes winners included champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, has died. He was 85.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp who was the wife of the founder of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and a passionate advocate of Holocaust...
Patricia M. Derian, who actively supported Mississippi public school desegregation and served as assistant secretary of state for human rights during the Carter administration, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Young, who played straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom "Mister Ed," has died.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota businessman and former Vikings co-owner Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry has died at the age of 52.
In his mind, Morley Safer wasn't a television newsman. He didn't have an affinity for the camera and, in fact, admits he simply wasn't fond of it. He was a...
NEW YORK (AP) - CBS says veteran journalist and "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Guy Clark has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Angela Paton (PAY-ton), an actress best known for appearing with Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," has died at age 86.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state judge who presided over the "Mississippi Burning" trial in 2005 has died.