Section: Obits

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. Jul 08, 2014



Ruby Adams

Trion
Ruby Tinney Adams, 91, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Coffman Funeral Home-Petitt Chapel, Summerville, Ga. Funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, July

Lester Adams

Summerville
Lester Adams, 49, died Sunday, July 6, 2014. Survivors, wife, Nancy Adams; children, Luke Adams, Kandi Adams, Sandy Adams; brothers, Micheal Adams, Jeff Adams; sisters, Leslie Adams, Kim Perry; five grandchildren. Funeral 1
James Leonard Barker, 88, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his home. Leonard was a former member of Red Bank Cumberland Presbyterian church and a WWII veteran and

Pete Blackwell

Cleveland
Pete Blackwell, 74, died Saturday, July 5, 2014. Survivors: wife, Phyllis May Blackwell; children, Doug Blackwell and Cheryl Blackwell; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Bill Blackwell. Funeral is 7 p.m. today at First

Calvin Blansit

Valley head
Carl Edward Blansit, 63, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Burt chapel, Valley Head. Burial in Head Springs Cemetery. www.burtfuneralhome.com. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. CDT
Patricia J. Brown, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
James "Jim" Alfred Coffey Sr., 82, of Hixson, passed away early Sunday morning, July 6, 2014, after a long illness. He was one of the most gifted, funny and beloved human beings on this earth.

Robert Cravens

Ringgold
Robert Benjamin "Ben" Cravens, 81, died of a heart attack at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn., on May 25, 2014. He was a native of Louisville, Ky. The youngest of five children, Robert was
Earl Daniel, 76, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Luches Dartez

fort oglethorpe
Luches Paul Dartez Jr., 77, died Sunday, July 7, 2014, at his residence. He was a retired Salesman for the Heil Company, and was a member of Boynton Baptist Church.

Mary Ruth Daugherty

Charleston
Mary Ruth Hunt Daugherty, 90, died Saturday, July 5, 2014. Survivors include sons, Thomas Lee Daugherty and John M. Daugherty; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral 3 p.m. today at Higgins Funeral Home

Eurnest Dixson

Henagar
Eurnest Burl Dixson, 87, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today, July 8, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Unity Cemetery with W.T. Wils on

Wendy Edwards

Chickamauga
Wendy Dianne Edwards, 39, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014. She was born on March 25, 1975 to Gary and Glenda Richardson. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and treasured
Linell "Bobby-Popcorn" Finley Sr., formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in a Nashville healthcare center. He was formerly employed by Quaker Oats Co. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John

Bradley Grant

Pisgah
Bradley Tyler Grant, 42, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at his residence. Graveside service was at 2:30 p.m. CST Monday, July 7, at New Home Baptist Church Cemetery in Rosalie with Brother Bill Bass
Frances W. Hale, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, in a local hospital. Betty was born in 1932 and spent her entire life in Chattanooga. She was a faithful member of East
Gary Ray Hancock, 69, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, in a local hospice care facility. He was born Oct. 7, 1944 in Marietta, Ga., to the late O.E. and Lucille Hancock. His

Nancy Hardy

Sequatchie
Nancy Josephine "Jo" Hardy, 86, passed away, Sunday, July 6, 2014, with her family by her side. She was a member of Ebenezer Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She loved flower gardening and her pets. She was

Nettie Hayes

Grandview
Nettie Mae Hayes, 90, died Monday, July 7, 2014. Survived by two grandsons, five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Grandview. There will

Margaret Henshaw

Estillfork
Margaret Sims Henshaw went to Heaven to meet her Lord Saturday, July 5, 2014, in her Huntsville Ala. home. She was born to Martha Jane and Warren Sims March 6, 1936. Margaret was preceded in
Donald F. Hoff Jr., 60, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, after a courageous five and half year battle with Kidney cancer. Arrangements are pending by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral
Mary Frances Hurley, 92, of Chattanooga, passed on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at her residence, where she was lovingly cared for during a brief illness. Born on Nov. 14, 1921, to the late John and

Virgil Kellogg Sr.

Chickamauga
Virgil Kellogg Sr., 92, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014. He was born in Walker County to the late Paul and Daisy Watts Kellogg. He had been a lifelong resident of Walker County and retired
Archie Glen Kelly Jr., 88, passed from this life on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Family will receive friends
Georgia Martin, 90, of Hixson, went home to Heaven Monday, July 7, 2014. Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel and visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Visit www.lanefh.com to

Linda Moore

New salem
Linda Darlene Moore, 66, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. She had worked as a bus driver for Walker County Board of Education and was a member New Salem Baptist. She was preceded in death
Thomas Herman Nichols Sr., 80, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at his home. A veteran of the Korean War, Thomas served his country in the U.S. Army and the
Cindy Parrish MARYVILLE Cindy N. Parrish, 73, of Covington, Ga., passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014. She was born to the late Floyd and Letha Nation, on July 18, 1940. Cindy was a

Callie Phillips

Rossville
Callie Louise Taylor Phillips 94, died Sunday, July 6, 2014. She was born In Whitwell, Tenn., to the late Will and Nancy Taylor. Callie retired from Textile Printing in East Ridge. She later worked part-time
James Edison Pruett, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, after a lengthy illness. A native of Anniston, Ala., he had lived in Chattanooga for the past 50 years. He retired from

Franklin Ruckman

Whitwell
Franklin "Frank" L. Ruckman, 78, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, surrounded by family. He was a saved member of Suck Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Chicago Truck Drivers Union. He
Malakia L. Sivels, 35, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at a local hospice care facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Donald Smith

Scottsoboro
Donald Mike Smith, 57, died Saturday July 5, 2014. The funeral will be 2 p.m. today, July 8, from the Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Scottsboro. Burial will be at Skyline Cemetery with Matt
Stephanie Jewell Smith, 39, passed away Saturday July 5, 2014. She was a caring mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scotty Lee Smith; father, Eddy Stewart; maternal grandparents,

Scotty Smith

Dunlap
Scotty Lee Smith, 42, died at his home Saturday, July 5, 2014. Scotty was employed at Koch Foods Inc. Chattanooga. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his wife, Stephanie Jewell
Helen Louise Barton Solomon passed away at home on Monday, July 7, 2014, at the age of 91. To cherish her memory, Helen leaves her seven children, Gail Solomon, of Moab, Utah, Louise (Allen) Crowell,

Freddie Stockman

Wildwood
Freddie Lee Stockman, 70, died Sunday evening, July 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by family. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and employed by Bobcat of Chattanooga for a number of years and then

Gary Stroebel

Lincoln park,
Mich. Gary Morly Strobel, 67, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Dove Family Cemetery in Grundy County. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave
Dexter "Deck" Talley Sr., 60, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Dexter is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anita Talley; children, Monica, Duana and Dexter Jr.; four grandchildren; father, Norman Talley

Joseph Walden

Fort oglethorpe
Joseph Walden, 98, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist faith. The graveside service will be held at 10 a.m.

Robert Waters

Dunlap
Robert Edward Waters, 79, died at NHC Dunlap on Monday, July 7, 2014. Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Una Mae Brock Waters; uncle, Shirley Brock. Survivors include, wife, Rebecca Joyce

Tyler Womack

Athens
Michael William "Tyler" Womack, 20, died Friday, July 4, 2014. Graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday with Youth Pastor Nathan Eaton officiating. Interment in Clearwater Cemetery, everyone will meet at the funeral home at 12:15

In MemoryPAULINE BABB

Love and miss you so much. Stan

In MemoryARTHUR GARRISON

March 29, 1957 - July 8, 2006 My Precious Son - God is still good! Its been eight long years since that horrible crash took your life, but it didnt take our memories.

In Memory IN MEMORY

James Wesley Hawthorne Sr. Nov. 1, 1943-July 8, 2010 We all have different journeys, different paths along the way, we all were meant to learn some things...but never meant to stay... Wife

In Memory IN MEMORY

Thomas E. Little, Sr. Jan. 7, 1936 - July 7, 2011 Three years go you fell asleep and left us, we still love you and know you are watching over us. Missed by wife, Betty
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died....
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - Larry J. Cano, the founder of the El Torito restaurant chain who helped popularize Mexican food with the U.S. masses, has died at age...
NEW YORK (AP) - A powerful political adviser who was influential in the elections of several New York City mayors has died. David Garth was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera into combat during World War II and later became known for candid shots of Hollywood stars like...
NEW YORK (AP) - The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Rose Cochran, the wife of Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, has died. She was 73.
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.
CHICAGO - In an era of politicians who are wedded to the party line, coiffed and packaged to sell to voters, colorful and outspoken Judy Baar Topinka spent 3½ decades...
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Family members say Ernest Brace, a civilian who was captured during the Vietnam War while flying supplies for the CIA and tapped code through a...
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A video game pioneer who created both the precursor to "Pong" and the electronic memory game "Simon" has died. Ralph Baer also was leader of the...
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians - the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more - has died. He was 73.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - William Heath, an award-winning journalist and former bureau chief for The Associated Press who oversaw news coverage during some of Latin America's most turbulent times, has...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age 57 after a long battle with cancer, the...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has died. She was 57.
PHOENIX (AP) - L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians - or those who live to 110 or more - survived as long as they did.
NEW YORK (AP) - The first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman has died. New York City politician Herman Badillo was 85.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in north Alabama has died.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died. He was 59.