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 Mon. Feb 10, 2014



Geneva Anderson

Pikeville
Geneva Anderson, 84 died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. She was a member of the Griffith Church of Christ. Geneva was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Ova Lee Reece; brother, Arlis Reece. She

Everet Anderson

Pikeville
Everet Anderson, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. He was a member of Griffith Church of Christ and a member of the International union of Operating Engineers. Everet was preceded in death by parents, Rufus
Stanley Ray "Stan" Cyrus, 56, of Hixson, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his home. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.

Tommy Dobbs

Fort payne
Tommy Lee "Tommy" Dobbs, 67, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his residence. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. CST today from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Leath and the Rev.

JB Durham Jr.

Henagar jb
Durham Jr., 75, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Crowne Health Care. Mr. Durham was retired from U.S. Pipe and Foundry. He was preceded in death by parents, J.B. and Velma Cook Durham. Survivors

Jewel Ellenburg

Summerville
Jewel Ellenburg, 96, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Survivors include her son, James Harold Ellenburg Jr.; sister, Bessie Couy; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 10, 2014,
David Lewis Hooker, 62, of Chattanooga, died Saturday, February 8, 2014. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Darwin Keith Kennedy Sr., 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Fred Smith officiating.
Julius Leon Kindervater, 93, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave. 423-265-4414.
Leola Lawrence, 65, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2014 in Rome, Ga.. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

Claudia McClure

Ringgold
Claudia McClure, 59, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today from the Chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Tunnel Hill. Online condolences may be offered at: www.jjonesfuneralhome.com.
Amy Mildram, of Chattanooga, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
James "Bud" Nicholson, 74, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was born Sept. 9, 1939. He attended Chattanooga City School. James worked at US Pipe and Foundry until

Delmas Russell

Chickamauga
Delmas F. Russell, 65, passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. A resident of North Georgia, he was
Paul Homer Scoggins, 90, of Hixson, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving during World War II. Paul retired from Wheland Foundry and he was an avid outdoorsman,

Gary Sitz

Tracy city
Gary Lee Sitz, 58, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. Funeral 2 p.m. CST Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in ODear Cemetery in Sewanee, military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation
DeWillis John "D.J." Smith, 86, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in a local healthcare facility after several years of declining health. Graveside service will be at 11:30
Bill D. Swafford, 83, of Trenton, Ga., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Jane Walker, 80, of Chattanooga, left this world on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, following a mercifully-brief illness. She passed peacefully, taking her last breath in the middle of her daughters recitation of The Lords Prayer.
Gloria Chambers Wallace lifted her eyes to Glory on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. She was 89 year young. She was a member of New Monumental Baptist Church. Gloria graduated from Howard High School in
Gerry Brown Young, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343 (423-698-2541) to be

In MemoryLavante Favors

Lavante Dontrell Favors Jan. 29, 1986 - Feb. 10, 2011 We love you, Vante, and miss you so much. Love, Mom, Favors, Womble, and Talley.

In MemoryJACKIE NORWOOD

Jackie Lou Norwood Sept. 29, 1935-Feb. 10, 2005 Nine years of our lives has been vacant without the visions of you but your smile, memories are with us each day Mama. For we know we

In MemoryWilliam Schwenk

William Jordan Schwenk April 22, 1997- Feb. 10, 2010 We think about you every day and love you. Love, Mommy and Daddy, Grandmother and Granddaddy, Nana and Poppy
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots offensive lineman and team dentist Bill Lenkaitis has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rudy Van Gelder, the audio engineer who helped shape the sound of modern jazz on thousands of recordings, including such timeless albums as John Coltrane's "A...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.
NEW YORK (AP) - Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas (AP) - Jim Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, has died in Texas....
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Warren Hinckle, a muckracking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, has died, his daughter said Thursday.
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.
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.
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...
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - World Wrestling Entertainment says the former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died at age 82. An obituary posted on...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for The Associated Press in New York and Los Angeles, died Friday at age 85.