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. Dec 10, 2013


Charles Leeroy Barnes, 78, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga. Charles is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara; son, Jeffrey (Lori) Barnes; daughter,
Alan Gary Campbell Alan Gary Campbell, 55, a Chattanooga native, author and technologist, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Alan Gary was a frequently published author in the fields of music and
Bobby Campbell, 48 of Harrison, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert and son, Brandon. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Lisa; mother,
Worthy "Jay" Jayne Drake, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in a local hospital. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in the funeral
John Bryant Erwin III, 62, of Hixson, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was a graduate of Hixson High School Class of 1968 and earned a bachelor of science in
Kenneth Wade "Kenny" Goins Jr., 44, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Wade Goins Sr. Survivors include
Susan Belle Grant, 66, of Canton, Ga., formerly of Hixson, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hayden P. and Virginia Eichhorn Grant of Red Bank.
Sidney Lynn Hardy, 47, departed this life on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. He was born on Jan. 24, 1966 in Knoxville. Sidney graduated from Knoxville Austin-East High School in 1984. After graduation, he served in
James Harrison Hickman passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. James retired from Candlewick Yarns and was a member of Omega Harvest Church. He was an avid
Thomas Earl Irvin, 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 William Nelson
Carolyn B. Knox, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at her residence. Funeral: Today at Noon at Greater Second M.B. Church with Dr. Steve Caudle as the eulogist. Burial:
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 survived by his
Mitchell "Mickey" Lynn Oliver, 65, the world lost one of the good ones when he passed Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in a home he built himself in Harrison. Mickey was many things to many
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" ''Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.