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 Fri. Jun 06, 2014


Barbara Jean Smith Baker, 80, of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and was reunited with her late husband, Chester B. "Jack" Baker. Barbara was born in Soddy
Evelyn Meeks Barrett, 80, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, died at Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht, South Holland, Netherlands, on the morning of Friday, May 23, 2014. She will be missed by
Phillip Edward Bayston, 66, of Chattanooga, died on May 6, 2014. He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Chattanooga and a member of the Alert Bible Class. He is survived by
Larry "Tiny" Belvin, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Jesse and Mary Belvin. Following graduation from Tyner
Brandy Gayle Childress, 36, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga Valley and was a member of Union Avenue
Lisa Jane Sitton Cornett, 53, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Born in Chattanooga, on St. Patricks Day, March 17, 1961. Grew up on Signal Mountain and graduated from Red Bank High
-King Carrie M. Crutcher King, 86, of Lafayette, Ind., passed away at home on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 12:41 p.m. Born Oct. 30, 1927 in Chattanooga, she was the daughter of the late Rev.
Billy Jack "BJ" Culpepper, 76, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Old Sardis Cemetery, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com.
Sandra Kay "Barbara Sue" Davis, 63, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Dink and Betty Higgins. Survivors include her husband, Gene Davis; children, Greg and Michelle Davis,
Lou Ellen Freeman Lou Ellen Freeman, 83, of Cleveland died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in a local health care center. Mrs. Freeman was retired from the Hamilton County School System after 18 years at Elbert
Johnny H. "Papaw" Harris, 72, of Harrison, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Valley View Chapel with the
Elaine B. Jackson, 72, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at local healthcare facility. Elaine entered this life on May 26, 1942, in Chattanooga to the proud parents of the late Charlie and Mildred

David Janisch

Fort oglethorpe
David W. Janisch, 32, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014. beloved dog Maci. Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 6, 2014, in the South Crest
Bobbe Jensen Barbara "Bobbe" Schutte Jensen, 86, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Collegedale. Bobbe will be best remembered for her unwavering love of God, loyalty to her husband, unselfishness and love for her children,
Henretta Lile Jones, 100, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in a local health care facility. Funeral at 1 p.m. today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Morris Johnson as
Gary L. King, 61 passed Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in a local hospital. He was a graduate of Howard High in the class of 1970. He was employed at Ekco Product and Hamilton County
Eva Knab, 79, of Chattanooga passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. She had previously lived in Granville, Tenn., but had resided in Chattanooga for over 15 years. She was a Registered Nurse having attended Tennessee
Arnold Lowe, 95, a resident of Chattanooga for over 20 years, went to heaven Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a member of One Accord Community Church. He was preceded in death by his
Zdenko Matich ROCK SPING Zdenko "Zorro" Matich, 72, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at a local hospital. Mr. Matich was a native of Croatia and a resident of North Georgia for more than 33
Dr. Motilal Maurya at 74, took his last breath on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Dr. Maurya is survived by his loving, supportive wife Shashi; dedicated children, Daisy Maurya-Smith, Rami and Chris McShane, Jyoti and Steve
Lillie Beatrice McIntosh, 89, was born on Aug. 22, 1924, and so sweetly took Gods hand on Friday, May 30, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Willis
Richard R. "Dick" Miles, 92, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, May 30, 2014 The service for burial of the dead will be at St. Timothys Episcopal Church, Mississippi Avenue, Signal Mountain, at
Valerie Grant Mullins, 35, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was a member of Pathway Baptist Church. She was employed at the Parkridge Medical Center as a Registered Nurse. She is survived by her
Josephine Hill "Jo" Oliver, 102, died peacefully Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Alexian Village. She will be remembered as a loving wife and companion, selfless mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and tireless contributor to the community.
Hampton Roberts, 90, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He was born on Sept. 5, 1923 in Columbia, S.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew Roberts Sr. and Mattie Groom Roberts;
Eleanor Robinson, 76, of Hixson passed away on Wednesday, June 4,2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Georgia Robinson

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Georgia Guffie Robinson, 64, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, John "Pulpwood John" Robinson; son, John Robinson Jr. Survived by daughers, Amanda (Eddie) Hardegree, LaFayette, Beverly Kinsey, Sweetwater; sons,

Kelly Rodgers

Cleveland
Lewis Kelly Rodgers, 75, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his son, James R. Rogers; parents, Walter L. and
Nancy Ann Sallis, 71, of Hixson, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Margaret Graham; and sister, Mary Kay Graham. Survivors include her daughter, Nanette Sallis;
Lois Jean Thomas, 84, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 423-531-3975.

Jacob Whitener

Walland
Jacob Whitener, 77, departed passed away Monday, June 2, 2014. Survivors include his sisters, Rosa Lee (Glen) Heatherly, of Lafollette, Tenn., Clara (Paul) Steatham, of Chattanooga, Pearl Suttles, of Rossville; and several nieces, nephews and
Bessie Mae Cochran Woods, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at her residence. She worked for Miller Brothers for many years and later for Sodexho-Marriott from where she later retired. She was

Linda Zimbrick

Ringgold
Linda A. Zimbrick, 54, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed movies, playing softball, camping, going to the beach and shopping. Linda was preceded
Jan. 11, 2008-June 6, 2008 You have been gone for six years today. We love and miss you, sweet baby. You will never be forgotten. Love, Mommy, Daddy, Kelsey Rae, Kason, Granny and Papaw.

In MemoryWILLIAM FRANKLIN

William Glendale Franklin "Twettie" Born: October 11, 1976 Laid to rest: June 6, 2008 Sadly missed, but not forgotten. Love always, Mother, Father, Children, Nieces and Nephews, and Friends. 1 Peter: 1:6; Hebrews

In MemoryDARREN LEASTER

Mar. 12, 1966-June 6, 1991 Dont cry for me; beloved family. Ive risen beyond this world of fear. Hold me love in your memory; and always know that I am near.

In MemoryCHANNON PROVOST

Channon Tristan-Taylor Provost "Chan" Feb. 11, 1989 - June 6, 2013 Gone too soon but not forgotten. We love and miss you with all our hearts. Your Family and Friends

In MemoryLORETTA TYOUS

LORETTA 'LO' TYOUS January 8, 1952 - June 6, 2013. By love you are remembered and in memory you live. Even in our sorrow, we hold on to the thought that a life with so much love never really ends,

In MemoryVIOLA WALKER

Happy Birthday, Mom I love you and miss you every passing day. Always your daughter, Mary (Candy) Hester
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....
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - William Bast, a TV writer who co-created the 1980s "Dynasty" spin-off "The Colbys" during a four-decade career, has died. He was 84.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joanne Carson, the second wife of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, has died in Southern California. She was 83.
DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Renowned fiddler Johnny Gimble, whose career included a stint as a Texas Playboy with the legendary Western swing musician Bob Wills and then gained fame...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Guy Carawan, a folk singer and social-justice advocate credited with turning the African-American spiritual "We Shall Overcome" into a unifying anthem of the 1960s civil rights...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The musician and folk singer who promoted the song "We Shall Overcome" and is credited with helping it rise in popularity as an anthem during the...
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly has died. She was 70.