Section: Obits

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. Jan 22, 2014


Samson Oluremi Awotula Sr. passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave.,

Tammy Babb

Georgetown
Tammy Michele Babb, 40, a resident of Georgetown, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in a Chattanooga Hospital. She was born on March 9, 1973 to Danny and Roberta Babb. She was a lifelong
Jesse Douglas Bain, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. "J.D." Bain was the son of the late J.S. Bain and Gladys LaFevers, and a loving husband of his late wife,

Paula Baker

Rossville
Paula Ruth Pyle Baker, 75, left this earthly home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. She was born in Tullahoma, Tenn., on Oct. 24, 1938 to the late Paul
Georgia P. Bankston, 77, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in the Hospice Care Center. Funeral service will be at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor
Benton Caldwell Bilbrey Jr., 63, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Mr. Bilbrey was born and raised in Chattanooga where he lived his entire life. He was a lifelong member of Tyner

Glenna Cook

Graysville
Glenna Rae Cooper Cook, 74, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at her home. She was a member of Dunlap Seventh-day Adventist Church. Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her son, Terry
James Barry Coulter, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. He was 76 years old. Barry was born in Baltimore, Md., to the late Mary Lucille and Alexander Coulter. He graduated
Charmaine Jean Crittenden, 50, of East Ridge, lost her on-going battle with cancer Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at home with her family around her. Miss. Crittenden was preceded in death by her mother, Loretta

Michael Crum

Dunlap
Michael Crum, 56, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Crum; brother, John Crum; and a sister, Rita Parker. He left behind many to cherish his

Joseph DeBusk

Cleveland
Joseph Lamonte DeBusk, 74, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Survivors: wife, Patty DeBusk; and children, Cindy Morris and Joseph DeBusk Jr. His service is at noon Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Fike Funeral Home. Visitation
Dorothy Lee Hale Evatt died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, following a brief illness. Formerly of Chattanooga, she had lived in Birmingham since 1996. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Hazel Lee

Joyce Green

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Joyce England Green, 69, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. She is a lifetime resident of LaFayette, and a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in
James Millage Greene, 95, of Chattanooga, died peacefully, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at The Terrace at Mountain Creek. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Greene was the owner of Browning & Hamilton, a mens
Alpheus C. Grist, 75, of Signal Mountain passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.
Lloyd Thaxton Hancock Jr., 70, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Soddy-Daisy. Funeral services at noon Thursday in the funeral home chapel. Burial in Spring City Memorial Gardens. www.vanderwallfh.com. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 8

Shane Hartley

Sylvania
Shane Hartley, 37, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 22, from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Fairview Church of God
Joel David Huddleston, 36, of Red Bank, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, with Rev.
William Lewis "Big Ive" Ivey, 71, of Apison, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in a local hospital. A longtime resident of Hamilton County, he was retired from Combustion Engineering after 28 years. He

Loretta Knight

Rossvile
Ninevah Loretta Knight, 84, passed away, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. She was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Paintsville, Ky.,, the daughter of the late Homer and Georgia L. Williams McKenzie. She was of the
Thomas E. Lasley, 92, of Soddy-Daisy, died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Thomas was a World War II Army Veteran, serving in France, Germany, Italy and North Africa. He retired from Combustion Engineering after 36
Judy K. Cronnon Leveille, 67, of East Ridge passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in a local hospital. She had lived in the Chattanooga area all of her life and was of the Baptist faith.
Lula Eversole Lewis, 100, of Red Bank, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Arrangements will be announced by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.
Claytie Marie Work Marshall, 87, formerly of Jasper, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at NHC Healthcare Athens. Visitation 5-7 p.m. with funeral 7 p.m. today at Freedom Baptist Church Burial 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Chattanooga

Ida Norman

Fayetteville
Ida Margaret Jennings Norman, 79, passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Lincoln Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fayetteville Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Smith officiating.

Louise Pittenger

Winchester
Louise Stewart Pittenger, 86, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center Mountainview in Winchester. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. today, Jan. 22, at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner

Clemmie Potts

Lafayette
LaFAYETTE Clemmie Louise Potts, 94, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Potts; a sister, Mary Hixon; and three
Edward Labron Proctor, 66, of Fort Oglethorpe, went to heaven to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. He was a Christian man and a member of the former 23rd Street Baptist Church

Willie Scott

Rossville
Willie Mae Scott, 92, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at a local healthcare facility. She was a lifelong resident of Rossville and member of Edgewood Baptist Church. Willie worked at Peerless Woolen Mills for
Wilma Lee Vandergriff Smith, 82, of Graysville, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, with her loving family by her side. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m.
George Rhea Smith, 77, of Red Bank, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lane Funeral Home 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.
Deontrey Southers, 13, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
Dr. Theodore "Ted" M. Swingle Jr., 70, of Chattanooga, went to heaven on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He was born on Jan. 30, 1943 to Theodore M. Swingle Sr. and Margueritte Rhea Swingle. He

James Talley

Spring city
James Merrill Talley, 85, formerly of Indianapolis, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Spring City Care and Rehab Center. Born in Dublin, Ind., he was the son of the late Ewart M. and
Michael Carl Tedesco, of Signal Mountain, 65, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 6:45 a.m. He was born July 15, 1948 in Omaha, Neb., to Elsie Viola

Evelyn Turner

Ringgold
Evelyn Maxine Turner, 71, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Evelyn was a resident of Ringgold for over 50 years. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school
Charles Thomas Weaver, 93, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born in Bethlehem, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1920. He graduated from Germantown High School in 1939 and served in the U.S. Army Air
Robert Carl "Bob" Weir, 60, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Alta Jean Green Weir; his sister and brother-in-law, Susan Weir Chaffin and Jeff Chaffin; two
Jo Ann Hogan Whitmire passed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers. She was born on Aug. 8, 1939 in New Hope, Tenn. (Marion
Emily "Millie" Zahorec joined the Angels on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Born in Lorain, Ohio, Millie graduated from Lorain High School with an emphasis in Business. She worked for Smith and Gherharts, Ohios Department of

In MemoryWILLIE HUTSON

Willie (Bill) Hutson Jan, 22, 1923-July 5, 2012 HAPPY BIRTHDAY We love and miss you. From the Root Family
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Charles Hard Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, has died. He was 99.
COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashed liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on...
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theology professor known for his popular books on Catholicism and unabashed liberal stands on various church...
NEW YORK (AP) - Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they...
CHICAGO (AP) - Hall of Fame slugger Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died...
BOSTON (AP) - The founder of Action for Children's Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children's programming has died. Peggy Charren was 86.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stan Irwin, a Las Vegas producer and manager for such celebrities as Johnny Carson, has died at age 94.
NEW YORK (AP) - Prominent liberal theologian and Biblical scholar Marcus Borg has died at age 72.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Mazzola, the real-life tough guy who taught James Dean how to stage an authentic-looking fight scene for the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause,"...
Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator who was the dominant figure in Democratic politics in Kentucky for 30 years, has died. He was 90.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Former Iowa and Utah head football coach Ray Nagel has died at age 87.
CHICAGO (AP) - The CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries has died at age 95.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Reies Lopez Tijerina, a champion of Chicanos' land-rights claims and the leader of a group that raided a northern New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago,...
NEW YORK (AP) - A member of the New York-based rap collective that includes A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has died.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - One of the last of the Marlboro Men has died in Wyoming.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A high-ranking member of the Philadelphia radical group MOVE has died in prison while serving a decades-long sentence for the 1978 killing of a police officer.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - An eastern Iowa man has died of cancer just months after he was convicted for growing medicinal marijuana for his personal use.
Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has...
PHOENIX (AP) - Sue Clark-Johnson, a pioneering figure in the newspaper industry who served as publisher of the Arizona Republic and Reno Gazette Journal during a lengthy career at Gannett...