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 Thu. Apr 11, 2013

Thomas Bolden

Hamilton county
Thomas Bolden, 59, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013.He was better known as "Wally Witkowski", a talk show host on WGOW Talk FM (102.30).He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Bolden.Survivors include

Victoria Bond

Hamilton county
Victoria "Vickie" Smith Bond, 61, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, in Jacksonville, Fla.She was a 1970 graduate of Howard High School and a celebrated track athlete during her high school years.She was preceded

Doris Brown

Hamilton county
Doris Brooks Henry Brown, 87, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013.A longtime Chattanoogan, Doris was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was actively engaged in multiple ministries. She especially enjoyed sponsoring children

Gene Card

Hamilton county
Alfred Eugene "Gene" Card, 95, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.A lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, Gene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Soddy-Daisy and the Daisy Masonic Lodge #706

Cheryl Cooper

FLINTSTONE Cheryl A. Brannon Cooper, 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.Cheryl was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and was of the Baptist faith. Her passions in life included spending time

Toya Edgeman

ROSSVILLE Toya Lynn Edgeman, 56, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013, at a local health facility.Toya is survived by her two children, Martha Marsh and J.P. Edgeman, of Rossville.Serenity Funeral was honored

Maxine Eldridge

Hamilton county
Maxine Adams Eldridge, 75, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.Mrs. Eldridge was a member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church and the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class.She was preceded in death by her parents,

Ann Fitzpatrick

Hamilton county
Ann Davis Fitzpatrick, 91, of Hixson, passed away the evening of Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Originally from Mobile, Ala., she moved here seven years ago to be closer to her daughter, Mariann Fitzpatrick Hughes.

Edward Gubish

Hamilton county
Edward J. Gubish, 80, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home.Ed was born in Hellertown, Pa., and was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Mary Gubish; brother, Lawrence; sisters,

Richard Hammond

Hamilton county
Richard Hammond, 72, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Betty Harvey

Betty Harvey, 81, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at her residence.Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory.

David Hawkins

Hamilton county
David Lee "Pappy" Hawkins, 92, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida; daughter, Joyce and sons, Don, Roger and Dwayne.Survivors include his son, Mann

Burneze Hayes

Hamilton county
Sydna Burneze G. Hayes, 94, of Signal Mountain, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 7, 2013.She was born on March 16, 1919, to John and Fannie Elizabeth Gothard in

John Hennessen

Hamilton county
John Andrew Hennessen, 90, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at a local health care facility.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace 423-877-3524.

Alfred Jablonski

Hamilton county
Alfred C. "Red" Jablonski, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was 82 years old.Red was born on June 3, 1930, in Middletown, Conn., and was the son of the late Charles

Mildred Johnson

Hamilton county
Mildred Elaine Johnson, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born Jan. 13, 1944 to Mildred Christine Fuller and Monroe Jones Sr. She received her education from Howard

William Keenum

Hamilton county
William Horace Keenum, 90, of Chattanooga, now joined his wife of 50 years, Virginia, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.He was born in Muscle Shoals, Ala., and was one of nine children. William was a U.S.

Eddie Kitchen

Hamilton county
Jr.Eddie J. Kitchen Jr., 32, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, in a local hospital.He was born in Austin, Texas. He was a 1999 graduate of Brainerd High School and was a

Chris Martin

Christopher MartinWINCHESTER Christopher "Chris" Wayne Martin, 37, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester. He was born May 20, 1975 in Chattanooga, he was the son

Jacquelyn Mathis

Hamilton county
Jacquelyn Ann Mathis, 79, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.Jackie was born in St. Louis, Mo., to Leonard and Virginia Dueker and was a graduate of St. Louis University School of
MENTONE Eleanor Moerlins, 75, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at her residence.Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Steve Schrader officiating.Visitation: Funeral

Ruth Morgan

Hamilton county
Betty Ruth Morgan, 77, of Lookout Valley, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in a local hospital.She was a native and lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was employed with Uniform Rental for more than

Claudine Moses

FYFFE Claudine S. Moses, 86, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Collinsville Health Care.Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Friday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Danny Moses and the Rev.

Mamie Parker

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN Mamie Belle Parker, 86, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 9, 2013.She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother that enjoyed crocheting, reading, and cooking. She worked at Good Shepard

James Payne

Hamilton county
James Harold Payne, 69, of Chattanooga, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at home with his loving family by his side.He was a native of Chattanooga and was a member of Delashmitt Road Baptist Church.He was

Thomas Peardon

RISING FAWN Thomas Darnell Peardon, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at his residence.Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial followed in Town Creek Cemetery.

Tommy Perkins

Hamilton county
Tommy Reid Perkins, 81, of Hixson, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Glen Peterson

CHICKAMAUGA Glen Peterson, 75, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was born in Poplar, N.C., to the late Neal and Ruby Peterson. He had resided in Poplar and Chickamauga for most of his life.

Eric Robinson

Hamilton county
Eric Monte Robinson, 58, after a lengthy illness, he departed this life and went to his heavenly home on Sunday, April 7, 2013.He was born to the late Anna Lee Robinson and the late John

Jonah Seay

Hamilton county
Jonah Seay, 90, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Knoxville.He was a native of Del Rio, Tenn.He was a member of Scott Memorial Church of God, was a trucker for 27 years with ET

Elnora Shaw

Hamilton county
Elnora Shaw, 88, Tuscumbia, Ala., passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, at her residence.Local survivors include sons, Robert (Mary) Shaw Jr., James (Eula) Harris and Ruben Trotter; other relatives and friends.Funeral service will be at

Sue Shull

Hamilton county
Melva Sue Shull, 76, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday morning, April 9, 2013, with her husband of 46 years, Terry, by her side.Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home,

John Wade

Hamilton county
John L. Wade, 45, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Wilburn Woods

Hamilton county
Wilburn Edward Woods, 97, of Chattanooga, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, April 9, 2013.He was born Blairsville, Ga., to the late John and Elizabeth Woods. He retired from Standard Coosa-Thatcher after 25 years


In memory
Daisy Elna AllenApril 11, 1925 - Jan. 7, 2013Happy first birthday with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18...and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and
A comedy writer and producer who spent 15 years on "The Simpsons" has died in Los Angeles after a long illness. Kevin Curran was 59.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Tom Hayden, the famed 1960s anti-war activist who moved beyond his notoriety as a Chicago 8 defendant to become a California legislator, author and lecturer,...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Lucia Perillo, an award-winning author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, has died at the age of 58.
CHICAGO (AP) - One of Chicago's earliest African-American disc jockeys, Herb Kent, has died at age 88 after a seven-decade career.
Qatari state television says the country's former ruler, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, has died.
FORESTBURGH, New York (AP) - Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series "Uncle Buck," has died. He...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Games and was believed to be the oldest living Olympian, has died. She...
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Free Press says sports columnist Drew Sharp has died. He was 56.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An original member of the pioneering Philadelphia-based soul group The Intruders has died. Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards was 74.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee for period films like "Bright Star," ''The Portrait of a Lady" and "The Piano," has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in...