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. Jun 28, 2014


Wilroy Moss Anderson, 86, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his home following a brief illness. The son of the late Willard Roy and Mary Louise Moss Anderson, he was a lifelong farmer and a

Gail Brock

Lafayette
Gail S. Brock, 58, passed Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a native of Cincinnata, Ohio, and attended Grand Center Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping, cleaning, scrapbooking and going to the

Deborah Brown

Chickamauga
Deborah Ann Middleton Brown, 57, died Thursday, June 26, 2014. Deborah loved the Lord and was a member of
James Alphonse Burkart, 94, passed away June 24, 2014, at the Alexian Village on Signal Mountain. He was the husband of Naomi Graham Burkart and the son of the late Alphonse Charles and Alma Shiel

Jack Burnett

Rossville
Jack Burnett, 70, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at his residence. 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
Shirley Ann Cooper, 64, of Ooltewah, passed away on Wednesday, 25, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Shirley was always willing to help others, when she should have been at rest. She was the kindness and
Johnnie Sue Roberts Jones Dennis, 78, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her home. Funeral 5 p.m. CDT Sunday in the chapel. Burial will follow in Idlewild Cemetery. Visitation 2-5 p.m. CDT Sunday at the
Milton McDonald Milton W. McDonald, 90, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, (423) 821-7551.
Luretha Inez Finney Elder, 92, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was born in Rhea County and had lived in Red Bank for the past 60 years. She was a housewife and
Otis Ray Frederick, 77, of Soddy-Daisy, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Services will be held today, June 28, at 3 p.m. in

David Grider

Jasper
David R. Grider, 68, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, in a local healthcare facility surrounded by his family and friends. Mr. Grider was a graduate of Stevenson High School and upon graduation

Ollie Hardin

Decatur
Ollie (Justice) Runyon Hardin, 88, died June 25, 2014. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, in the chapel at Bowers Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today,

Jimmy Holcomb

Chickamauga
Jimmy Lawrence Holcomb, 71, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Chickamauga and a member of Revival Baptist Church. Jimmy retired from Shaw Industries in 2011 after
Al Franklin Hutcheson, 84, a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014, in an area healthcare facility. Mr. Hutcheson retired from Kelly Cadillac after many years of service. Survivors

Earl Keesling

Rossville
Robert Earl "Pearl" Keesling, 79, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at a local hospital. He was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and had lived over 45 years in the Rossville area. He
Charles King III, of Chattanooga, passed Wednesday June 25, 2014. Arrangements enirusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Suickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors 1724 McCallie Avenue, 423-265-4414.

Wayland Littlejohn

Lafayette
George Wayland Littlejohn, 76, died Thursday, June 26, 2014. Services will be today, June 28, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memory Gardens. Online register book

Tony Minnis

Decatur
Tony Minnis, 58, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Erlanger Medical Center. Funeral is 7 p.m. today, June 28, in the chapel. Burial follows at 2 p.m. Sunday in Short Creek Cemetery. Visitation 4-7
Minnie Petty, 82, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Inc.
Debra "Debbie" Opal Pippin, 55, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday morning, June 27, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jewell and Kenneth Pippin; brothers, Gary "Mojo" Pippin,
Jennifer Michelle Rains, 37, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in a local hospital after a 3 1/2 year battle with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She was born Sept. 8, 1976 in Chattanooga. Jennifer
Nancy E. "Betsy" Varner Scott, 63, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Betsy grew up in the Methodist Church and she was a member of the Order of St. Luke the Physician and

Melissa Simmons

Albertville
Melissa Simmons, 47, of Newnan, Ga., (formerly of A1bertville) passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2014. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. CDT today, June 28, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial
James O. Smith, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Affectionately known to all as "J.O." or "Smitty", he never met a stranger and was a friend to all. Born on
Luther Smith, 66, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at a local hospice facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Fate L. Thomas Sr., 81, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his residence where he was lovingly cared for during a brief illness. Born on April
Clara Thompson Ward, of Chattanooga, passed from this life on Monday, June 23, 2014. Mrs. Ward and her husband, Clifton, and their friends, Charles and Jean Campbell, came to Chattanooga from West Virginia in 1953
Jennie W. Wright, 97, of Lupton City, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014. Graveside services will be held Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation will be held
Teresa Gail Young, 51 of Chattanooga, departed this life Friday, June 20, 2014, at her home. She was born in Winter Haven, Fla., to the late Rayburn and Judy Shirley. She worked for NHC of
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state judge who presided over the "Mississippi Burning" trial in 2005 has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Fleishaker (FLY'-shay-kur), a 500-pound actor known for his work in low-budget horror films, has died. He was 62.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A family spokesman says Nick Menza, former drummer for influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his progressive jazz trio...
Former Kentucky lawmaker and longtime thoroughbred breeder Fred Bradley whose stable of stakes winners included champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, has died. He was 85.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp who was the wife of the founder of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and a passionate advocate of Holocaust...
Patricia M. Derian, who actively supported Mississippi public school desegregation and served as assistant secretary of state for human rights during the Carter administration, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alan Young, who played straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom "Mister Ed," has died.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota businessman and former Vikings co-owner Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry has died at the age of 52.
In his mind, Morley Safer wasn't a television newsman. He didn't have an affinity for the camera and, in fact, admits he simply wasn't fond of it. He was a...
NEW YORK (AP) - CBS says veteran journalist and "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Guy Clark has died.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Grammy-winning Tejano star Emilio Navaira (nah-VY'-rah) has died in South Texas. He was 53.
Julius La Rosa, a pop singer known for hits including "Eh, Cumpari," who was fired live on the air by Arthur Godfrey in 1953, has died at age 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Darwyn Cooke, the comic book artist best known for his richly imaginative work on DC superheroes and noir crime stories, has died. He was 53.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - The actress who was best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and '80s CBS sitcom "Alice" has died. Beth Howland...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbian state television says Velimir Bata Zivojinovic, former Yugoslavia's best known film star who was also popular in China, has died. He was 82.