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. Sep 26, 2013


Hamilton county
Erwin Latimer III Erwin David "Lat" Latimer III, of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Lat was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 30, 1923 to Erwin and Celia Latimer. He was


Hamilton county
Gus Baynes Jr.Gus Baynes Jr., 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at his residence.Funeral: at noon Today at Prospect Baptist Church with Pastor J.P. Trimble as the eulogist.Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery.Arrangements

Prathel Alford

THOMASTON Prathel Alford, 82, passed Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.Survivors: sisters, Ethel Frazier, Mary Stovall, Flora (Willie James) Trueitt; and cousin, Pastor J.W. Strickland, all of Chattanooga.She will lie-in-state Friday at Trice Funeral Home, 639

Valerie Anthony

Other areas
GREER, S.C. Valerie Thompson Anthony passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.A former resident of Rossville, she was a graduate of Gordon Lee High and Dalton College.She was preceded in death by her beloved

Howard Barnes

Hamilton county
Howard L. Barnes, 72, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Parkridge East Hospital.Mr. Barnes born in Summerville, Ga.; son of the late R.L. and Elsie Carver Barnes. He was a member of

Thomas Bond

Hamilton county
Thomas Kendrick Bond, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. He was 93 years old.Tom was born in Philadelphia, Pa., where he lived with his mom and dad, Ursula and Thomas and

Henry Brown

Hamilton county
Henry Andrew Brown, infant son of Nathan and Cara Brown, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.He leaves behind a family eager to meet him, including: brother, Mack; grandparents, Leonard and Janice, Phil and Becky McCormick;

Claude Brown

ROSSVILLE Claude H. Brown, 59, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at his residence.He was a native of Soddy-Daisy, and had lived in the Chattanooga and Rossville area for most of his life.

Glenn Cagle

Hamilton county
Glenn Lee Cagle, 70 of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.He was the son of the late Ernest S. Cagle Sr. and Edith McGill Cagle Bales. Glenn was

Tanya Frizzell

Hamilton county
Tanya Frizzell, 42, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away recently in a local hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.

Louise Guinn

CLEVELAND Louise Guinn, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 26, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.Visitation from ll a.m. to 12:30 pm. at the funeral home.Serenity Funeral Home

Ray Hall

Hamilton county
IIRay Pierce Hall II, of Hixson, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He was 60 years old.Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Thaddeus Hightower

Sr.BELVIDERE Thaddeus Hightower Sr., 62, native of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at Friendship Tabernacle, Cowan, Tenn.Visitation noon Saturday with funeral at 1 p.m. at Friendship Tabernacle.Interment Paynes Chapel

William Holden

Hamilton county
William "Bill" P. Holden, 70, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side.He was an active member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and the Kingsbury Sunday

Roger Hooks

SPRING CITY Roger Algia Hooks, 63, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.Survived by his wife, Frances Hooks, of Spring City; children, Roger Hooks Jr., Benjamin Hooks and Angela Holloway; brothers; sisters; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.There will

Josephine Isaac

Hamilton county
Josephine Isaac, 86, of Chattanooga passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in a local hospital.She was born to the late Early and Laura Pollard on April 4, 1927, in Cedartown, Ga. Her husband, the late

Leonard Jackson

Hamilton county
Jr.Leonard "Skippy" Jackson Jr., 64, of Chattanooga, transitioned peacefully to his heavenly father on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.He was born Nov. 8, 1948 to the late Leonard Jackson Sr., and Mildred M. Jackson. He

Dianne James

LaFAYETTE Dianne Harris James, 59, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today.The funeral is 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.Burial in Naomi Cemetery.Online register book available at

Martha Johnson

Hamilton county
Martha "Pepper" Jean Robinson Penson Johnson, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at her residence.She was a 1961 graduate of Howard High School and was a member of Orchard Park Seventh-Day Adventist

James Jones

Hamilton county
Jr.James Jones Jr., 86, the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Frank Jones, left the walk of man Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. He was born Nov. 24, 1926, in Chattanooga.He was

Paul Ledwell

Hamilton county
Paul Edward Ledwell, 77, passed away on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.He was born in Henegar, Ala., and lived in the Chattanooga area most of his life. He was an avid ball fan particularly the Chicago

Toby Lockhart

TRACY CITY Toby Bradford Lockhart, 25, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.Graveside service at 5 p.m. CDT today at Plainview Cemetery with Minister Clayton Jones officiating.Online condolences may be made at &

Virginia Lyle

MARIETTA Virginia Nell Brock Lyle, 93, formerly of Fort Payne, Ala., died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 27, at Burt Chapel, Fort Payne.Visitation from noon-2 p.m. CDT at

Billy May

SEQUATCHIE Billy James May, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013He is survived by his daughters, Gwen (Barry)Murray, Angie (Barry Shrader) Kirkland; grandsons, Austin and Brycen Murray; and granddaughters,

James McPherson

DAYTON James "Rich" McPherson, 64, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Parkridge Medical.Funeral will be noon Friday in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison with the Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating.Burial in Cove Cemetery.Visitation from 5-9 p.m.

Douglas Murch

TRENTON Douglas Eric Murch, 50, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.He was a loving husband, father, and friend that loved fishing, reading, woodwork, cooking. He loved his dogs Buck and Sheba and his cat

Louis Pendergrass

Hamilton county
James Louis Pendergrass, 95, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.He was a member of Lakeway Baptist Church where he enjoyed gospel singing and gospel music.He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melba;

Annette Rhoades

Hamilton county
Annette Magdalene Rhoades, 67, of Stevenson, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.She was born in Chattanooga, to the late, Samuel Floyd and Maggie Akins and has lived in the Chattanooga area for most of

Mamie Richards

Hamilton county
Mamie Estelle Alley Richards, 91, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ and her beloved husband of 47 years, Alton Richards, on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.She was also preceded in death

Suzanne Scott

Hamilton county
Suzanne Odom Scott, 81, of Signal Mountain, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in a hospital after a short illness.She was a wife, mother, and teacher at Thrasher Elementary School. Sue graduated from Chattanooga High School

Ted Spears

DECATUR Ted Spears, 67, died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.A graveside service will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery at 11 a.m. today with Rev. Max Redman officiating.Go to by Bowers Funeral Home

Phyllis Styles

CRANDALL Phyllis Teresa Styles, 64, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at her residence.Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the chapel.Interment in West Hill Cemetery.There will be no visitation.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in

Andrea Varnell

Hamilton county
Andrea L. Varnell, 65, of East Ridge, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at her residence.Andrea was born in Chattanooga to Wilbur and Dorothy Porter and was a graduate of East Ridge High School.

Lisa Watts

FORT PAYNE Lisa Watts, 53, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, in DeKalb RegionalMedical Center.Funeral arrangements are 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 27, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Bishop Marion Williams officiating.Burial will


In memory
INMEMORYKenneth FuguntSept. 15, 1965 - Sept. 26, 2012Dear Ken,Ken you were an amazing guy, You probably think theres no reason to cry. But were really going to miss you this is true, And everything you

In MemoryFloria Robert

In memory
Floria Maxine Roberts "Miss Roberts"Feb. 2, 1939 - Sept. 26, 2012 A teacher stood at the Pearly GatesFor admission to the Fold.She stood before the man of God, Her face was worn and old."What have
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...