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 Wed. May 14, 2014


Russell B. Angel, 77, formerly of Chattanooga and Howard Class of 1955, departed this life on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He retired from the Navy in 1980 and TRW in 2000. He leaves to cherish
Curtis Barnes, 61, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Arrangement will be announced by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.
Dillis Charles Brooks, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 11, 2014, reuniting with the love of his life, Charlene B. Brooks. His presence will be missed and his memory will
Tean Dalrymple, 85, of Hixson, died from complications of COPD on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Tean was born in Geraldine, Ala., on May 27, 1928 and graduated Geraldine High School. He moved to Chattanooga in

Leonard Gross

Beersheba springs
Leonard Floyd Gross, 93, went home to be with his Lord, Monday May 12, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, deacon of Grace Baptist Church
Leroy Hart, 92, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Lela Holmes, 79, departed this life on Sunday, May 11, 2014, peacefully in her home. She leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Meritta Johnson and Glenda Jenkins, of Rochester, N.Y., Lendia Langford, of

Billy Joe Huber

Winchester
Billy Joe Huber, 62, passed from this life on Monday, May 12, 2014. Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. today, May 14, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Visitation 4 to 6 p.m. today

Dr. Lorayne Lester

Knoxville
Dr. Lorayne Woy Lester passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014. A native of Birmingham, Ala., her family later moved to Chattanooga. She subsequently attended The University of Tennessee and graduated with the bachelor of

William Moore

, crossville
William Darrell Moore, 88, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. He was born Saturday, May 08, 1926 in Jochin, W.Va., son of Jack James Moore and Virgina Violet

Margaret Morris

Sherwood
Margaret Elizabeth Morris, 83, passed from this life on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today, May 14, 2014 in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Brother Ray Winton
Virginia Ann "Sister" Wells Newsom, 79, of Chattanooga, passed on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. She was educated in the Chattanooga Public School system and a member of the Howard High

Donald Pennington

Chickamauga
Donald Nelson Pennington, 67, went home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ Monday, May 12, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born in Chattanooga, and had resided in the Chickamauga area
Sister Elvira Edmonds, 95, died on Monday, May 12, 2014. Mrs. Edmonds was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar "Auce" Edmonds; mother, Elsie Clark; brother, Deward Clark. Survivors include children, Imogene (Charles) Angel, Pikeville;
Johnnie Joyce Poe, 86, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Life Care Center of Red Bank. Johnnie was of the Baptist faith. She retired from Home Folks Restaurant in Soddy-Daisy as a cook.
Aaron Robinson, 56, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.

Bonita Rogers

Lynchburg
Bonita Bell Raby Burton Rogers, 86, passed from this life on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. today, May 14, in the Jennings Moore-Cortner Chapel with Pastor Leo Bachard
Pat Scasbrick, 69, of Signal Mountain, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014. She had retired as an RN at Continue Care Health Services. Pat greatly enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing, hunting and gardening. She

James Scoggins

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE James Michael Scoggins, 65, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia, growing up in the Lakeview area before moving to Subligna and graduating from Chattooga

Sandy Slatton

Whitwell
Sandy Denise Slatton, 40, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Aley Slatton; sister, Brenda Young; brothers, Steve Slatton, Glen Slatton. Those left to cherish her
Patricia Ann LaDuke Smith, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014. A lifelong resident of the Chickamauga, Chattanooga area, she was a member of Shields Baptist Church and was a former employee
Sybil Smith, 65, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Bessie Brown; son, Marvin Smith Jr; and daughter, Stacy Smith. Survivors include her husband, Marvin
Norman Joshen Sr., 75, passed away at home on Thursday, May 9, 2014. He was born on Jan. 12, 1939 in Griffin, Ga., to Emmit Josey and Thelma Reid. Norman retired from Yellow Freight after
Kenneth Devon Stephens, 60, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014. He dedicated his life to serving his country through military service and his community through law enforcement with the Signal Mountain Police
Franklin Joseph "Joe" Stewart Jr., 55, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014. A native of Soddy-Daisy, he worked at BlueCross BlueShield for 15 years. Joe was a Christian and served his country

William Turley Jr.

Tracy city
William Turley Jr., 85, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Hill Cemetery. Visitation after 11 a.m. today. Online condolences www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Foster & Lay Funeral

Mildred Wilson

Summerville
Mildred Guar Wilson, 88, died Sunday, May 11, 2014. Survivors, husband, John Wilson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. today, May 14, Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's first black state senator, one of the state's most prominent civil rights leaders, died at his home in Oklahoma City, his daughter said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Sam Wheeler, a renowned land speed motorcycle racer, has died after a racing accident at Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats. He was 72.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton supporter and provider of merchandise to the Democratic National Convention has died in Rhode Island. Mark Weiner (WY'-ner) was 62.
NEW YORK (AP) - The man who built the Nederlander Organization into one of the largest producers of live entertainment and a dominant national theater chain that includes nine Broadway...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles and turned it into a powerhouse of medical...
NEW YORK (AP) - The woman whose ghostly singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in such classic movie musicals as "West Side Story," ''The King and I"...
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at...
CHICAGO (AP) - Former investigative reporter William Gaines, who twice shared a Pulitzer Prize while at the Chicago Tribune, has died.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.
Reaction to the death Tuesday of TV and film writer and director Garry Marshall of "Happy Days" and "Pretty Woman" fame:
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Writer-director Garry Marshall, whose TV hits included "Happy Days" ''Laverne & Shirley" and box-office successes included "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride," has died. He was 81.
Former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins says punk pioneer Alan Vega has died.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, a Democrat who was seen as embodying his state when he posed for an iconic Time magazine cover only to...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A publicist for Bonne Brown, one of three siblings whose smooth harmonies as the Browns influenced generations of singers from the Beatles to Lady Antebellum,...
LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Robert Morgan, a former U.S. senator who also served in the North Carolina Legislature and as the state's attorney general, has died. He was 90.
MIAMI - Miss Cleo, the late-night TV pitchwoman for psychic services on the telephone, died Tuesday in South Florida.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago,...