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 Wed. Jul 31, 2013


Hamilton county
MargaretVaughnMargaret Grace Vaughn, 81 of Chattanooga, departed this life Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at her home.She was born in Chattanooga to the late Ralph and Hattie Hall and was of the Baptist faith.She was also

Roy Brock

CHICKAMAUGA Roy Franklin "Bo" Brock, 76, went home to be with The Lord, Monday, July 29, 2013.He was born in Chickamauga, to the late Roy Edgar and Luetta Warren Brock. He was a

Alfred Burton

Hamilton county
Alfred Taylor Burton, 78, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, in a local hospital.He was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Germany.Survivors include his

Lt Col

Hamilton county
Lt. Col. John Andrew "Dixie" Cupp III USAF Ret., of Chattanooga passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the home of his father, former Hamilton County Sheriff John A. Cupp, Jr., after a 28-month

Hazel Dickert

KNOXVILLEHazel Geraldine Johnson Dickert, 88, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.Attended Concord United Methodist Church.Preceded in death by parents, Clarence W. and Theodora H. Johnson, of Chesterton, Ind.; and her husband,

Margaret Dyer

WHITWELL Margaret Rogers Dyer, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Valley View Assisted Living in Whitwell.She was a Whitwell native and attended Whitwell High School. After her marriage to Eugene Dyer, they

Mike Faulkner

Hamilton county
Mike Rufus Faulkner, 60, died early Sunday morning, July 28, 2013, at his Chattanooga home. He was a self-employed carpenter; former stage manager of almost 20 years for the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association;

James Floyd

WHITWELL James Ronald Floyd, 69, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013.Arrangements will be announced by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated,

Adelia Harris

Hamilton county
Adelia Vanessa Harris, 49, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, July 22, 2013.She lived a full life and graduated from City High School class of 1982,She dedicated her life

Carlos Hood

Hamilton county
Sr.Carlos Lebron Hood Sr. died suddenly Sunday, July 28, 2013. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 31, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steven Granger officiating.Burial will be in

Mary Hutton

Hamilton county
Mary Elizabeth Evans Hutton, 75, of Chattanooga, on Sunday, July 28, 2013, passed over to her heavenly home surrounded by her children and family.Mary was born in Newport, Ky., on Nov. 22, 1937 to the

Matha Jean

Hamilton county
Martha Jean Hill Haynes, 87, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, July 29, 2013, in a local health care facility.She was the daughter of the late Eugene Walter Hill and Aliene Gattis Hill. Martha Jean was

Eddie Johnson

Hamilton county
Eddie Daryl Johnson, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013.A native of Sequatchie County and had lived in Chattanooga most of his life.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dillard and Dollie

Billings Jones

CHICKAMAUGA Rev. Billings F. "Sonny" Jones, 69, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013, in a local hospital.He was born and raised in Chickamauga.He was educated in the Walker County school system. He was

Carey Lackey

LYERLY Carey Lackey, 45, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, from injuries sustained from an accident.Survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home, Dalton.

Dan Layman

Jr.DECATUR Dan Layman Jr., 50, died on Monday morning July 29, 2013.Visitation from 6-8 p.m. today, July 31. Funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Bowers Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 423-334-3661.Interment

Nellie Lewis

Hamilton county
Nellie Workman Lewis, 86, passed peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Chautauqua Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.Momma was born in Chattanooga, married Samuel Lewis at the very young

Claudia Lomnick

Hamilton county
Claudia Ann Lomnick, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Ruby McCallie

Hamilton county
Ruby Jewell Langford McCallie, 96, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at her home surrounded by her children.She was born on Dec. 22, 1916 to the late

Patricia McDaniel

Hamilton county
Patricia Elnora McDaniel, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday evening, July 28, 2013 at her home.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Jeff Sledge

Donald McGill

RINGGOLD Donald Herbert "Fuzz" McGill, 65, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013.He was born in LaFayette, Ga. to the late Bart Herbert "B.H." and Tommie Mullinax McGill. He was a lifelong resident of the

Barbara Medley

Hamilton county
Barbara Medley, 63, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 at a local hospital.Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Robbie Moses

ENGLEWOOD Robbie Alice Knox Moses, 80, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013.Funeral services was at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Etowah.Interment 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMinn

Ratus Mosley

Hamilton county
Ratus Clark Mosley, 94, of Red Bank died in a Red Bank hospital Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Ratus was born in Sequatchie County Nov. 15, 1918.He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmet and

Johnnie Snyder

Hamilton county
Johnnie Snyder, 87, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013.Services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 31, 2013, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Paul Forgey officiating.Interment will follow at Presbyterian

Mary Speed

Hamilton county
Missionary Mary E. Speed, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at her residence. The body will lie-in-state after 9:30 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at

Robert Stinnett

Hamilton county
Sr.Robert N. Stinnett Sr., 80, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013.Robert attended Lupton Drive Baptist Church, where he was active in the Super Sonshiners, until his failing health prevented him from

Mable Stowe

LaFAYETTE Mabel Stowe, 84, died Monday, July 29, 2013.Survivors, children, Laura Bowman, Charlotte Elders, Kenneth Stowe; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.Funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Dry Valley Baptist Church.Visitation is 6

Marvin Thomas

Hamilton county
Marvin Hubert Thomas, 84, lifelong resident of Hixson, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013. He was born in Hickman, Tenn., and was raised in Murfreesboro. Marvin was a graduate of Walter Hill High School and

Lucille Tucker

SECTION Lucille Tucker, 76, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013.Funeral service will be 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 1, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel.Burial to follow in Cheneys Chapel Cemetery. Brother Randal Hastings officiating.The family

Katherine Walden

SPRING CITY Katherine Carolyn Walden, 73, died early Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Rhea Medical Center in Dayton.Funeral at noon Thursday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Ad Smith Cemetery in Spring City.www.vanderwallfh.comVisitation

In MemoryVirginia Clark

In memory
INMEMORYVirginia Ann Sales Clark Sept. 18, 1950-July 31, 2011 Sadly missed by your husband, Napoleon B. Clark Sr., Sons, Reginald Henderson, Felix Clark, and Napoleon Jr. Grandchildren, Sisters, Brothers, and In-Laws. With Love, Napoleon Clark.


In memory
INMEMORYPastor Balus Smith Sr.January 23, 1931-July 31, 2003Ten years have passed since you went home. Time has passed, but it doesnt seem that long. The legacy you left is still being carried on. Faithfully keeping


In memory
INMEMORYSEPT 20, 1935 - JULY 31, 2011Two years ago today, you left this earth for your new home in Heaven. You will always live on in my heart. I miss you more each day that
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...