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. Feb 18, 2014


Martha E. Alverson, 92, of East Ridge died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. She was born June 5, 1921 in Sugar Valley, Ga., a daughter of the late Ben and Dixie Alverson. She was preceded in

Alvin Barnes

Whitwell
Alvin Lee Barnes, 56, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Georgia Barnes; sisters, Geneva Singleton, Mary Looney; brothers, John Thomas Barnes, Jimmy Ray Barnes; granddaughter,
Hannah Ruth Bettis, 84, a resident of Birchwood, passed from this earth into the loving arms of her Savior Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Hannah was born in Chattanooga on May 5, 1929 to the late

Leslie Bozarth

Scottsboro
Leslie Alberta Hensley Bozarth, 40, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Highlands Medical Center. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Panquein Cemetery
Mary Brooks, 88, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in a local health care facility. She retired from American National/SunTrust Bank where she served as an administrative assistant to the executives of the

Hazel Carter

Dayton
Hazel Marie Carter, 71, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her residence. Hazel was a member of the Waldens Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Scott Headlee and
Nick S. Catron, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, after a courageous battle with melanoma. He was born in Ponca City, Okla., and has been a resident of Hixson since 1980. He served seven years
Alma Fay Chadwick, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. A native of Henagar, Ala., she was a member of the Hamilton Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late J.B.

Tillie Cleghorn

Trussville
Tillie Axtell Cleghorn, 98, formerly of LaFayette, Ga. died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Graveside services will be 2 p.m today in LaFayette City Cemetery. No visitation at the funeral home. Online register book
Cynthia Collier, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Mabel Daniel

Rock spring
Mabel Frances Daniel, 73, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in a local hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic

Kenneth Dawson

Summerville
Kenneth Lamar Dawson, 33, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Survivors, father, Kenneth (Elaine) Dawson; mother, Gail (Richard) Dover; sisters, Tabatha Dawson, Jennifer Floyd, Amber Cannon, Crystal Floyd, Sherry Bowen; grandparents, Ann Freer, William and

Charles Dunn

Rossville
Charles Adrian Dunn, 57, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Cartersville Medical Center. Born in Fulton County, Oct. 29, 1956, he was the son of Gerri Grantham Dunn and the late Max Adrian Dunn.
Dr. Durwood Clay Dunn, 70, passed away early Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He was born in Fort Oglethorpe, he was the youngest son of Charles Snyder Dunn Sr. and Lucille
Al Fincannon Al George Fincannon, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. He was one of eight children born to the late Samuel L. and Bobbie M. Fincannon, Sept. 29, 1924, in

Walter Gamble

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Walter Donnie Gamble, 74, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Preceded by parents, Walter Clemons and Nora Belle Gamble;

Lois Greene

South pittsburg
Emma Lois Griffith Greene, 82, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at a local nursing home. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertie Lou Craft Griffith. The owner and operator of Midway Cleaners

Robert Hamilton

Rainsville
Robert "Yank" Hamilton, 74, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park. www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will be 9
Jo Hill DAYTON Virginia "Jo" Hill, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga. Jo was a member of the Mountain View United Methodist Church, and attended the Sale

Claude Howard

Rossville
Claude Howard, 91, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in a local hospital. He was of the Protestant faith, a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran of World War II and had retired from U.S. Pipe Soil
Michael Jackson, 54, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Leon Jeffries, 59, of Hampton, Va., passed Feb. 5, 2014, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He is survived by wife, Denise Jefferies; two sons, Keon Cooper (Tenesha), of Charleston, S.C. and Alex Jefferies,
Patrick White Kelly died peacefully at his home on Signal Mountain on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in the arms of his loving wife Kathleen at the age of 78. He was born on Jan. 4,

Ray Lloyd Jr.

Villanow
Ray Lloyd Jr., 81, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents Ray Lloyd Sr. and Ethel
Geraldine Moyers, 85, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, she was a member of the East Chattanooga Church of God, she
Linda Lapuz Oborn, 62, of Signal Mountain, passed away after an arduous battle with ovarian cancer, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. She was born to the late Jose and Cecilia Lapuz, of Manilla, Philippines, on
David "Dave the Rave" Oliver Sr. passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was well known to the Chattanooga area as the radio personality "Dave the Rave." The family
Roger Lee Phillips, 58, died Sunday evening, Feb. 16, 2014. Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Dayton City Cemetery. www.vanderwallfh.com. The family is being served by
Daniel Louis "Dick" Sawyer passed away Jan. 31, 2014 in Sarasota, Fla. He was preceded in death by wife, Betty Cameron Sawyer; and parents, Emma and Daniel C. Sawyer. Born in Huntsville, Dick moved to
Alberta Joan Shirk, 74, of Hixson, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at a local health care facility. Joan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Joan was always
Napoleon Boneparte Rutledge Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of Alton Park Church of Christ. He was

Hobart Stallings

Summerville
Hobart McKinley "Hobie" Stallings, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Surviving children, Myra Tucker, Randy Stallings; siblings, Jessie Lee "Jet" Stallings, Fred Stallings, Billy Stallings, Ruth Kinsey and Bessie May; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Services:
James Johnson James Roy "J.R." Johnson, 66, of Dayton, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 18, 2014 in the funeral home chapel with

Randy Wildman

Trenton
James Randel "Randy" Wildman, 49, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. He was born Oct. 1, 1964. He was employed by Gill Manufacturing and member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by

In MemoryHarvey Carlock

Harvey Lebron Carlock Jan. 18, 1934 - Feb. 18, 2004 Sadly missed by your Family.

In MemoryScott Fritts

In Loving Memory of Scott Fritts Today is your Birthday and your in Heaven above with Jesus surrounded in all His grace and love. It was a day full of sorrow when we

In MemoryThomas Paris

Thomas Clifford Paris Feb. 18, 1934 - Nov. 26 2013

In MemorySarah Rollins

Happy Birthday In Memory of our Mother Sarah Wooten Rollins Feb. 18, 1943-Feb. 13, 2006 While she lies in peaceful sleep, her memory I shall always keep. Your children, Kookie, James and family

In MemoryJimmy Yearby

Jimmy "Squeaky" Yearby Feb. 18, 1969-Jan. 2, 2010 "Happy Birthday Squeaky" You left us with a lot of wonderful memories to reflect on. One of those memories is your favorite quote, you used to say
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - William R. White, a former member of the famed squadron of African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 88.
SEATTLE (AP) - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, including a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died at age 83.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - James L. White, who wrote the screenplay for "Ray," the 2004 movie about singer Ray Charles, has died in California. He was 67.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Writer E.L. Doctorow, who wryly reimagined the American experience in such novels as "Ragtime" and "The March" and applied its lessons to the past and future...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of a freckled-face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Emmy-winning character actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather" has died. Alex Rocco was 79.
EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) - Perry "Buddy" Buie, a songwriter and producer who helped form the Atlanta Rhythm Section and worked with artists like Roy Orbison, has died. He was 74.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was the oldest Irish-born person in the world has died at 113 at a central New York nursing home.
DALLAS (AP) - A former television news producer whose interest in the death of President John F. Kennedy helped launch a museum at the warehouse where Kennedy's assassin opened fire...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced of some of Whitney Houston's biggest hits, has died. He was 74.
Video game creators and colleagues of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata shared their reactions to his death from a bile duct tumor at age 55:
ATLANTA (AP) - The artist tapped to sculpt a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds has died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver.
MIAMI (AP) - Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.