Obits Archives

Submit an Obit

The first 25 words are free and then it is 75 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. Feb 03, 2014


Frances Bradley Frances Earlene Bradley, 93, of Ooltewah, went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a member of Heritage Baptist Church. She was
Allen W. Brostrom passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Tahlequah, Okla., at the age of 84. He was born Nov. 25, 1929 in Lake City, Minn. Allen entered the United States Air Force Nov.
Eugene Clark, 85, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in a local hospital. The body will lie-in-state at 9 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow at

Dorothy Cookston

Suck creek
Dorothy D. "Aunt Dot" Cookston, 86, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Carl Gene Cookston. She is survived by
Charles Lois Culberson, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Charles had retired from Provident Life Insurance Co. with 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delevan

Lorrain Estep

Ringgold
Lorrain Estep, 64, departed this life Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 in the Wallis-Stewart Chapel with Pastor Franky Ridley officiating. Interment will follow in
Billy Douglas Felker, of Chattanooga, took a heavenly flight to meet Jesus on Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2014. Billy was born Feb. 24, 1942 in Kentucky and raised on a farm. He remembered looking up
Dr. Francis Miller Fesmire Jr., 54, passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Francis was a distinguished emergency physician, treasured teacher, beloved father, husband, son and brother. An avid student of history, Francis held
Willard Eugene "Gene" Fish 71, of Chattanooga, formerly of New Philadelphia, Ohio died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in Tennessee. He was born Nov. 12, 1942 in Dover, Ohio to the late Willard Joseph and
Brittni Renee Frank, 20, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 together with her son, Nolan James Fuller. Services will be 1 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with
Nolan James Fuller, infant, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, together with his mother, Brittni Frank. Services will be 1 p.m. today, Feb. 3, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev.
Evelyn Gunner, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements by the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old

J.C. Hopper

Fort payne j. c.
Hopper passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Crown Health Care. Funeral will be 11 a.m. CST Wednesday, Feb. 5, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with Brother Blaine Tolle officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood
Lillian Keith, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.
Eugenia "Jean" Kington, 98, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at a local health care facility. She was a registered Nurse having graduated from St. Thomas Nursing School in Nashville.

Larry Lacy

Henagar
William Larry Lacy, 66, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his residence. Survivors include wife, Sue Lacy; daughter, Jennifer Lacy (Justin) Pape; son, Craig (Lisa) Lacy; grandchildren, William Ryan Lacy and Emily Claire Pape. Mr.
Charles Edward "Eddie" Lerch, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in his home with his family by his side. He was born Nov. 3, 1936, in Chattanooga, to the late Alma

David Markwell

Winchester
David Markwell, 73, passed away on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Funeral services 11 a.m. CST Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. CST today,
James H. Miller Jr. passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Patricia Sutton Mynaugh, 81, of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Patricia graduated from Tyner High School and attended UTC. She enjoyed fine cuisine, art, classical music and books. Her greatest attribute was her
James Nicholson, 74, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his residence. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Marcus Tarvaros Payne Sr., 38, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in a local hospital. Visitation 10-11 a.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. in the
Nilza de Mattos Reynolds, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at her home. Share your memories, stories and photos at wannfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wann Funeral Home

Gus Roberts

Athens
Gus T. "Tommy" Roberts, 92, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2014. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, in Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday prior to service. Smith Funeral &
Johnny Thompson Johnny Mack Thompson, 78, of Chattanooga, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share
Raphael Sinclair White, 25, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. He was born on Aug. 27, 1988 in Chattanooga. He graduated from Central High School class of 2006. He was employed at
Bernice L. Robinson Wright, 82, departed this live on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at a local hospital. She was retired from Seaboard Farms after over 35 years of employment. She was preceded in death
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, who served as bishop of the Diocese of Richmond for 13 years and made a return to conservative values his top...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Vern Ehlers, a research physicist who served 17 years representing a western Michigan congressional district, has died. He was 83.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jo Walker-Meador, a matriarch of country music who led the Country Music Association for nearly three decades, has died. She was 93.
BOSTON (AP) - A lawyer who entertained U.S. radio listeners with brief tales of interesting court cases has died. Neil Chayet was 78.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Singer Natalie Cole's only child, Robert Yancy, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 39.
PHOENIX (AP) - Oscar-nominated writer Joe Bologna has died. He was 82.
NEW YORK (AP) - Alan Peckolick, an innovative painter and graphic designer whose creations included the bold, underlined logo for General Motors and typefaces for Pfizer and Revlon, has died.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - David Maslanka, a composer who was renowned for his music written for wind ensembles, has died in his Montana home at age 73.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The first female member of the Alabama Supreme Court has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died....
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A retired judge on New York state's highest court who was arrested as a civil rights "Freedom Rider" while a Yale law student has died. George...
HOUSTON (AP) - Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms, including the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes, has died. He was 77.
NEW YORK (AP) - The editor who helped discover Julia Child has died. Judith Jones was 93.
NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - Gunnar Birkerts, an internationally acclaimed modernist architect who designed buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York,...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A founder of modern neuroscience who studied Einstein's brain has died.