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 Sat. Jul 05, 2014


Charity JoAnn Brown, 50, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie Brown; grandparents, Andrew and Louise Brown,

Cressie Bucher

Winchester
Cressie Naomi Bucher, 88, was chosen by God on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Service will be 4 p.m. CDT today, July 5, at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Winchester City Cemetery.
Wenchella Yvette Cal, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School. She was employed by Wheland Foundry for 12
Lucille S. Card, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, July 5, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mark Harwood officiating.
Mary Jane "Jayne" Carney, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at a local health care facility. Jayne was born May 6, 1930, in Knoxville, grew up in Dayton, and
Mary Jane "Jayne" Carney, 84, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at a local health care facility. Services will be at 2 p.m. today, July 5, in the funeral home
May 12, 1981 - July 5, 2008 Im your dad, who misses you terribly, finding time lingers long since you went. Its been six years since your passing. I think of you daily, even

Jerry Clepper

South pittsburg
Gerald Michael Clepper, 77, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, following a brief illness. Born in Seattle, Wash., he was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert Lovelace Clepper, a native of Lindale, Ga., and

Luthuania Culbert

Grove oak
Luthuania Culbert, 71, passed away Friday, July 3, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, July 6, from the Piney Grove Baptist Church. Family will receive friends from
Brittney Paige Flippo, 28, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, due to complications from surgery. She was born on July 14, 1985, in Bakewell to Larry Joe Flippo and
David Robert Hamill, 67, a resident of Ooltewah, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. He was born on Oct. 13, 1946, to the late Donald Robert and Edna V. Hamill.
Lynda D. Harris transcended this life on Friday, June 27, 2014. She was educated in the public schools of Chattanooga and was an avid reader and loved taking care of her plants. Lynda was
Charles "Chuck" King III, 41, of Chattanooga, passed Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Charles attended Howard High School. He was preceded in death by mother, Linda James; father, Charles King Jr.; grandparents, Felmer and

Parker Layne

South pittsburg
John Parker Layne Sr., 89, a lifelong resident, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in a local nursing home. The son of the late Patrick Martin and Bonnie Parker Layne, he was the President of

Leslie Lester

Summerville
Leslie Farmer Lester, 33, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Homegoing celebration will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 5, at New Beginning Baptist Church. Her remains will lie in state from 11 a.m.
John Robert McAnnally, 67, of Signal Mountain, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. He was the owner of Tennessee Financial Planning and was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn. Among

Addie Minnis

Decatur
Addie Lee Minnis, 78, died Friday, July 4, 2014. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at the funeral

Bob Scott

Dalton
Bob S. Scott, 76, formerly of Cartersville, Summerville, and Rome, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in a Dalton hospital. A native of Bartow County, Georgia, he was born on March 31, 1938,

Ray Stone

Fort payne
Bethel Ray Stone, 79, passed away on July 2, 2014, from an extended illness. Mr. Stone grew up in Sylvania, Ala., and was a graduate of Sylvania High School class of 1954. Mr. Stone

Mae Summerford

Fort payne
Mae Willow Summerford, 78, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2014. Services will be held today at noon CDT from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel, Rainsville, burial to follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Family will greet friends

Pamela Taylor

Rossville
Pamela Taylor, 79, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at her home. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, located at

Lowell Wilson

Flat rock
Lowell Matthew Wilson, 86, died Thursday, July 3, 2014 at The Bridge in Monteagle, Tenn. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. CDT Sunday at Corner Stone Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends

In MemoryFlorence Berry

Florence Moore Berry May 5, 1927-July 5, 2006 It has been 8 long lonely years since youve left us. We love and miss you so much, your children, Carolyn, Rosemary, Charles, Kenneth, and Larry,
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Best-selling author and historian Hugh Ambrose has died at age 48.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indianapolis police say a woman who was once the nation's youngest death row inmate has been found dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - The widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller has died. Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller was 88.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prashant Bhargava, a deeply humane filmmaker and artist perhaps best known for the 2011 film "Patang" ("The Kite"), died Friday of cardiac arrest in New York....
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly has died. She was 70.
NEW YORK (AP) - A physical therapist who popularized the Lamaze method of childbirth in the United States and helped change the way women and doctors approached the delivery room...
LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) - The Rev. John Lo Schiavo, former president of the University of San Francisco who presided over the university's resurgence and a shutdown of its basketball...
As a youth he toiled in the cotton fields of Mississippi, earning 35 cents for every 100 pounds he picked. When the plantation owner one day offered to advance him...
LOS ANGELES - When he was 32, it was a very good year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gill Dennis, the screenwriter who co-wrote the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and studied film alongside Terrence Malick and David Lynch, has died. He was...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - B.B. King's physician and the coroner in Las Vegas say the 89-year-old blues legend died of a series of small strokes attributable to his longstanding battle...
DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) - Joseph Kozenczak, the suburban Chicago police detective credited with leading the investigation that nabbed serial killer John Wayne Gacy, has died. He was 75.
NEW YORK (AP) - Franz Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for his concise and penetrating style and wide and powerful range of emotions, has died. He was 62.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Fran Fisher, who broadcast Penn State football games on the radio for many years, has died. He was 91.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rachel Rosenthal, the performance and theater artist who embraced environmentalism during a half-century career devoted to the avant garde, has died in Southern California. She was...
NEW YORK (AP) - Million-selling author and writing coach William Zinsser has died in New York City at age 92.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bernard Madoff's former right-hand man has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former Congressman John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85.