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 Wed. Apr 23, 2014


William "Bill" Bowman, Jr., 95, a lifelong resident of Bakewell, Tenn., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. He owned and operated a saw mill for over 50 years. Bill was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed

Tony Bruschi

Ringgold
Antonio "Tony" Bruschi, 92, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Mitchell Bruschi, of Ringgold; three children, Anthony Bruschi (Sharon) of Ringgold, Philip Bruschi (Barbara), of
Marvin Robbie Carlton Sr., 59 passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where he was a brick mason by trade
Kenneth Cecil Clark, 53, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. He had lived most of his life in North Georgia where he had worked for Southern Ad, Southern Foundry and Jake Marshall. His passion in
Betty C. Cook, 70, of McDonald, Tenn., passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her daughters residence in Knoxville, after a long illness. She was born on July 18, 1943, in Bryant, Ala. Betty was
Diane Cooper, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the South Crest Chapel. Burial will follow in Chattanooga
Landria Marie Cox, 29, Our beloved and beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter, went to be with her Savior on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was born to Shelia Haste Cox and Dennis Theodore Cox in
s Jr. The Rev. John Edwards Jr. passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, April 17, 2014 at his home. Pastor at Cosmopolitan Community Church, he was one of Chattanoogas oldest and active ministers at 90

Debra Elder

Athens
Debra Sue Tutton Elder, 57, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. Funeral services 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. Burial in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation 2-2:30 p.m. Thursday at

Bruce Gregory

Martin
Bruce Gregory, 52, formerly of Rainsville, Ala., died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today, April 23, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rainsville
Kris Angelo Hall, 54, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Monday April 21, 2014 at his home. He was born on Aug. 1, 1959. He had lived in the Ooltewah area for the past

Anita Hampson

Mowbray
Anita H. Hampson, beloved wife of the Rev. Arthur G. Hampson, passed away in a local hospital on Monday, April 21, 2014. Anita was a graduate of Marion County High School and following her graduation
Martha Harp, of Chattanooga, passed away at sunrise on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral

Alice Headrick

Rossville
Alice Louise Headrick, 86, formerly of Rossville, died in Knoxville, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014, in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home,
Norman Lee Headrick, 78, of Hixson, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014. He was a "number one self-made man". Survivors include his wife, Peggy Hayes, of Whitwell; daughters, Della Headrick, of Hixson, Debra Headrick, of
Deborah Elaine Jones, 60, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

James Jones

Ten mile
James "Jim" Daniel Jones, 86, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at NHC Healthcare of Athens. Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel. Burial in Sullins Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral

Brenda Kelley

Rainsville
Brenda Kay Combs Moore Kelley, 60, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Town Creek Cemeter, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation
Kathryn McCoy Mattice passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014. She was born in Chattanooga on June 3, 1920. Kathryn and her husband were charter members of St. Peter's Episcopal Church before transferring to St.
Renee Card Monroe, 60, of Ringgold, Ga., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 21, 2014, along with her precious grandchildren, Reagan and Jaxson Cohen. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Renee was
Charles Andrew "Mush" Pittman, 91, a resident of East Ridge, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn. Charles was a son of the late Daniel and Elma Pittman.

Carroll Shelton

Cleveland
Carroll W. Shelton, 65, died Monday, April 21, 2014. Survivors: siblings, Barbara Ledford, Wanda Breedlove, Gerald Ray; special family friend, Beth Adams; and nieces and nephews. Funeral is 4 p.m. Thursday at Fike Funeral
Ralph Shropshire, 67, passed Friday, April 18, 2014, in an Atlanta hospital after a brief illness. Local survivors include mother, Margaret J. Shropshire. Graveside services will be held at noon today, April 23, at

Charles Smith

Rossville
Charles Franklin Smith, 67, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at a local hospital. He was an active member of ChristWay Community Church in Ooltewah. Charles was a lifelong resident of the north
Paul W. Smith Jr., 84, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Ronald "Smokie" Stoe, Ronald or Smokie as friends and family called him, left to be with the Lord in the Kingdom of Heaven on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. Smokie was a dedicated husband, loving
Stanley Randolph Tucker Jr., beloved educator, administrator and community leader, died on Monday, April 21, 2014, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Randy Tucker was born on Dec. 3, 1944, in Jacksonville, Fla., to
Charlotte Ann Willingham Wright, 81, died Monday, April 21, 2014. Survivors, husband, Elton Wright; daughter, Wanda (Bub) Cooper; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Graveside service is 1 p.m. today, April 23, 2014, at

In MemoryWILLIE HOLLOWAY

With every act of kindness Every smile and words of cheer, You built a lasting memory For those you loved so dear. Your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, sisters, nieces,
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Former Biloxi, Mississippi, Mayor Jerry O'Keefe, who received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a fighter pilot in World War II, died Tuesday. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former "Law & Order" star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mark R. Chellgren, who covered Kentucky state government for about two decades for The Associated Press, has died at age 62.
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) - Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Joyce Carol Thomas, a prize-winning children's author and champion of multiculturalism, has died. She was 78.
WESTON, Mass. (AP) - The former director of the Boston College Jesuit Institute whose research helped to revive the Jesuit religious order's musical tradition has died. Rev. T. Frank Kennedy...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former Travelers Group chief executive who became a national advocate for Lou Gehrig's disease research after being diagnosed with the disease has died at his...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Retired Army Gen. John W. Vessey, who rose through the ranks in a 46-year military career to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President...
MIAMI (AP) - John Timoney, who grew up in New York and served stints as police chief in Philadelphia and Miami, has died of lung cancer. He was 68.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bobby Hutcherson, the bricklayer's son who became one of the greatest, most inventive jazz vibraphonists to pick up a pair of mallets, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) - John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington, D.C., politics, has died. He was...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Deborah Foland, a former longtime administrative assistant for The Associated Press in New York state, has died after a brief battle with cancer. She was 61.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A man at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools has died. Harry Briggs Jr. was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stage and screen character actor Fyvush Finkel has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday at the age of 88.
The manager for singer Ruby Wilson says the blues, soul and gospel performer known as "The Queen of Beale Street" has died. She was 68.
Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) - The man credited with revitalizing and modernizing public transportation networks in Boston, New York and London has died. Robert Kiley was 80.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) - An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died. Morton Schindel was 98.
The American epidemiologist who led the successful international effort to eradicate smallpox has died. Dr. Donald "D.A." Henderson was 87.