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 Mon. Jul 21, 2014


Edna J. Battle, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her residence. She was a 1970 graduate of Stevenson High School. Edna retired from DuPont in 2006.
Joseph L. Bean, 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ersie Bean, and two

Shirley Biggs

Summerville
Shirley Ann Biggs, 74, died Friday, July 18, 2014. Survivors: sons, Lloyd Wayne Cooper, Charles Milton Biggs (Tina); siblings, James Allen Plunkett, George William Plunkett, Bonnie Sue Woodfin, Margaret Dwayne DeAngelo, Deborah
Charlotte Blackburn, 98, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
Juanita B. Brock, 91, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014. Born in Heavener, Okla., Nita grew up in Gallup, N.M, where she graduated from high school and attended New Mexico A&M. While
Juanita Colbaugh, 91, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Life Care of Rhea County. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating. Interment: Rhea Memory Gardens. Visitation

W.A. Collier

Pikeville
Walter "W.A." Agnew Collier, 77, of Pikeville and Ringgold, Ga., died at his home in Ringgold Friday evening, July 18, 2014. He was born in Dayton on November 2, 1936, the son of
James "Wimpy" Henry, 90, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Mildred Risley Hundt, 94, of East Ridge, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014. She was born Dec. 31, 1919 in Chattanooga, daughter of the late Edward Risley and Mabyan Parker Talley. She was preceded in
Annie Kincaid, 84, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Paul Leon Lackey, 67, of Georgetown, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 21, in the Highway 58 chapel of Turner Funeral Home

Cleta Main

Dunlap
Cleta Marie Main, 70, died peacefully Friday, July 18, 2014, surrounded by her family following a lengthly illness. She was a native of Buffalo, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances
Michael Minton, 51, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Rhea Medical Center. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home chapel, Pastor Tim Smith officiating. Visitation is noon-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Tola Ott

Ider
Tola Boydston Ott, 101, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Cumberland Health Care. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jean J. Ott; son, Tim M. Ott; brothers, Hershel and Willard Boydston;

Viola Parham

Flintstone
Viola T. Parham, 96, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Newnan, Ga. Arrangements will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary

Linda Pegg

Lafayette
Linda Sue Rice Pegg, 73, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. Survived by husband, Richard Vernon Pegg; daughters, Lynn
Lamar Ray Lamar "Bud" Ray, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in an area hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center,

Tommy Reel

Dayton
Charles "Tommy" Thomas Reel, 55, died at his home Saturday, July 19, 2014. Funeral services for Tommy will be held this morning at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. He
Helen Welch Robinson, 90, of Hixson, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Arrangements will be announced later by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Lydia Porter Rothberger, 90, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Venice, Fla. She is preceded in death by husband, Fred Rothberger Jr.; parents, Augustus P. and Mabel V. Porter; and brother, A. Putnam Porter.
Jim Watkins, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, in a local healthcare facility. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.
William Joseph "Joe" Winslett, 59, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 21, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private

Charles Wooten Sr.

Rock spring
Charles Franklin Wooten Sr., 93, of passed away Friday, July 18, 2014. He was a member of the Hickory Valley Church of God of Prophecy, and was a veteran of the United States Army

In MemoryKimberly Boykin

July 3, 1969 - July 21, 2013 A silent thought, a secret tear, keeps your memory ever dear. God took you home, it was His will, in our heart you live still. Love Mom, Antwone,

In MemoryShirley Williams

Shirley Gilbert Williams October 22, 1945- July 21, 2013 If you could see me now, you wouldnt shed a tear Though you may not understand why Im no longer here Remember my spirit, thats
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
NEW YORK (AP) - A member of the New York-based rap collective that includes A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has died.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - One of the last of the Marlboro Men has died in Wyoming.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A high-ranking member of the Philadelphia radical group MOVE has died in prison while serving a decades-long sentence for the 1978 killing of a police officer.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa man has died of cancer just months after he was convicted for growing medicinal marijuana for his personal use.
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - Longtime CBS Radio News reporter Lou Miliano has died in Florida. He was 67.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.