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 Please call (423) 757-6348 to confirm receipt and to make payment.

In Memory ads can be faxed to (423) 757-6461, emailed to or phone in at (423) 757-6200.

Local Obits for Thu. May 22, 2014

Martha Aikens

Martha Ann May Aikens, 74, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel. Receive friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at the
Melissa Ann Vaught Belcher 40, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414.
Bobby R. "Boo" Carlisle passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, due to complications following surgery. He was 59. He was a fine friend, son, brother and uncle. Born in Chicago, Ill., his family moved to
Kathy Davis Carter, 62, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a member of East Ridge Baptist Church and attended Christ United Methodist Church. Kathy was a graduate
David Spencer Charlesworth passed from this world and went home on Sunday, May 18, 2014. He will be truly missed by family and friends. David was kind hearted and always had a smile for everyone.

Ann Derryberry

Delorise "Ann" Derryberry, 60, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Condolences may be sent to The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 7

James Edgeworth

LaFAYETTE James Lee Edgeworth, 58, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today, May 22, at Mason Funeral Home Chapel. There will be a gathering of family and
Justin Lee Elrod, 28, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. He was born on July 6, 1985 to Malcom and Judith Elrod. Justin loved to play the guitar, Facebook and hangout with
Alton Ford, 38, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Kirk Hamilton Hall, 72, Sale Creek, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014. Preceded in death by mother and father. He is survived by son, Kirk Brian (Melissa) Hall; daughter, Sherri (David) Weber; and brothers, Carter

Clara Hughes

Rock spring
Clara Nell Hughes died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was a member of Comminity Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Derrill Hughes. She is survived by a daughter, Sherrie
Peggy Markum Peggy Joyce Von Schaaf Markum, 84, of Hixson, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area. Peggy retired from and was a faithful member
Willie Johnson, 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Chattanooga. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Charles Beckham Linder, 84, of Snellville, Ga., went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 15, 2014, at East Side Medical Center in Snellville. He was born in Louisville, Ky., on April 26, 1930. A
Barbara Sue Miller, 59, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. She was born in Jackson County, Ala., but had lived in the Chattanooga area for most of

James Mitchell

Pikeville 1
James "Buddy" Wayman Mitchell, born Nov. 4,1932, in McMinnville, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was a 1951 graduate of Bledsoe County High School and an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Buddy
John Agnue Montgomery, 63, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Erlanger. John was born in Dayton. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and Desert Storm. He was a janitor at
Don Strong FORT OGLETHORPE Donald Edward "Don" Strong, 71, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday May 20, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Strong has been a resident of Fort Oglethorpe

Juanita Painter

Juanita Davis Painter, long-time resident of Rossville and widow of Superior Court Judge Paul W. "Johnny" Painter, died on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Born on April 8, 1919 in Murray County, Ga., she was the

Stephanie Potts

Stephanie Brooke Blansit Potts, 32, formerly of Dalton, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jenny Bolin Blansit. Brooke loved and was dedicated to her
Robert Tommie Sibert, 74, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center North. Funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, from the W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Salem Church Cemetery.
Charles Smalling, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Ernest L. "Buddy" Sweatt, 80, of Hixson, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea and retired from Ravenscroft Apartments. He was a charter member and

Barbra Voshell

Barbra Jo Voshell, 80, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in a local hospital. She was a resident of the North Georgia area for the past 46 years, having moved here from Smyrna, Del. She

Thomas Warner

Thomas "Tommy" Charles Warner, 40, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Tommy was a lifelong resident of Flintstone and a member of Calvary church of God. Tommy retired in 2010 from I.B.E.W.


Its been 8 years today, but it seems like yesterday. You were the best big sister a little sister could have. Youre missed by all of us. Your sisters, Lee & Kim & The


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Mother its been four years since you went from pain to paradise and we miss you so much but
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Olene Smith Walker, Utah's first and only female governor, has died. She was 85.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children" has died at age 77.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.
NEW YORK (AP) - Adele Morales Mailer, an actress and artist who studied under Lee Strasberg but found unwanted fame as the stabbing victim of her then-husband Norman Mailer, died...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the...
NEW YORK (AP) - A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement...
Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as a sports affairs officer for...
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, has...
BOSTON (AP) - Former New England Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.
ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.
PHOENIX (AP) - Anne Walsh, who broke through gender barriers as a reporter covering the home front during World War II, has died at the age of 93.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Gross, an artist who created two of the most distinctive pop culture images of the 20th century, has died at age 70.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - P.F. Sloan, the songwriter behind such classic 1960s tunes as Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," has died. He was 70.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vincent Margera, known to MTV viewers as "Don Vito" from the series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," has died. He was 59.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Nancy Irsay, the second wife of late Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay, has died. She was 65.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Bruce Dayton, the father of Minnesota's governor and a key figure in building his family's company into the massive retailing business that became Target Corp., has died....
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries nearly two weeks after he crashed a pickup truck and was ejected in rural Nevada, authorities...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Soap opera actor Nathaniel Marston has died from his injuries following a crash last month in rural Nevada.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A....
BOSTON (AP) - The longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups...