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 07, 2014


Donnie Angel, 43, of Sale Creek, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was preceded in death his wife, Myssi Angel; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Bertie Brady; and paternal grandparents, Homer and Ida Angel. Survivors
Barbara Jean Smith Baker, 80, of Ringgold, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and was reunited with her late husband, Chester B. "Jack" Baker. Barbara was born in Soddy

Linda Dickson

Ringgold
Linda Faye Dickson, 69, departed this life Friday, June 6, 2014. She was born in Graysville, Ga., to the late John and Lucille Dickson and was a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church. She was
Lou Ellen Freeman Lou Ellen Freeman, 83, of Cleveland died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in a local health care center. Services will be held today at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Vess officiating. Burial
Candace M. Garrett, 31, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
John Hambrick, 45, passed away on June 5, 2014, at a local hospital. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.
Kenniqua Johnson, 26, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Georgia. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.
John Mitchell Jones Jr., 85, passed from this life on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Skilled Care in Winchester. Funeral 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment will follow in

Felix Montgomery Jr

. mcclellanville, s.c.
Felix Bowden Montgomery Jr., husband of Josita Montgomery, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2014. Mr. Montgomery was a proud South Carolinian. He was born on July 16, 1930, in Greenville, S.C., and was
Terry Lee Keener, 46, of Signal Mountain, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, with his best friend "Brother" by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Mary Tee Keener; sister,
Avis Y. King, formerly of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her residence in Milledgeville, Ga. Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

Bruce King

Battlecreek
Clarence Bruce King, 53, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was an employee of Royal Remanufacturing, LLC. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Alexander King; father, Walter "Buddy" King; and grandmother,
Peggy Jo Mashburn, 82, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at her residence. Funeral 7 p.m. today in the chapel. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday in Decatur Cemetery. Visitation 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Ziegler
Zdenko Matich ROCK SPING Zdenko "Zorro" Matich, 72, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at a local hospital. Mr. Matich was a native of Croatia and a resident of North Georgia for more than 33
Dr. Motilal Maurya at 74, took his last breath on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Dr. Maurya is survived by his loving, supportive wife Shashi; dedicated children, Daisy Maurya-Smith, Rami and Chris McShane, Jyoti and Steve
Leonard "Toots" Mincey, 81, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Anita Parker

Fort payne
Anita Lorene Parker, 55, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her residence. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, June 8, 2014, at W.T. Wilson. Funeral Chapel. Family will have visitation from 5-8
Wayne Puckett Wayne Daley Puckett, 60, of Chattanooga, died on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Mason
Gina Raymond Reed, 38, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014, surrounded by her family. Gina was a member of Hixson United Methodist Church. Gina was preceded in death

Kelly Rogers

Cleveland
Lewis Kelly Rogers, 75, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by his son, James R. Rogers; parents, Walter L. and
Regina Taylor, 45, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Cherokee Health & Rehab. Survivors: husband, Wayne Taylor; brother, Joe Dollar, of Fort Payne, Ala.; sister: Janet Dollar-James, of Fort Payne. A private memorial service will
Rodriquez Lafun Thomas, 50, passed away on May 26, 2014. He was a graduate of Riverside High School. He was proceeded in death by his grandmother, Geraldine Thomas; grandfather, Arthur Thomas; grandmother and grandfather, Mr.

Thelma Traylor

Rossville
Thelma Lee Traylor, 83, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was born to the late Lloyd C. and Lula M. Traylor in Dutton, Ala., and has lived most of

Lucille Turman

Lafayete
Lucille Trammel Turman, 87, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was a member of Naomi Baptist Church for 65
Bunch and Johnathan Bunch Jr. PIKEVILLE Aiden Lee Bunch, William Earl Bunch and Johnathan Earl Bunch Jr., the infant sons of Mary and Johnathan Earl Bunch Sr. passed away recently. Other survivors are grandparents,
Bessie Mae Cochran Woods, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at her residence. Funeral at noon today in the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Brother Phillip Henderson as the eulogist. Burial:
Luther York Jr. Luther York Jr., 58, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, June 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral &Cremation Services, Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie, Ave., 423-265-4414.
NEW YORK (AP) - A co-founder of the advocacy group Autism Speaks has died after helping build it into one of the leading voices for people with the developmental disorder....
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer science and electrical engineering professor who helped usher in the personal computing age has died. Robert Fano was 98.
NEW YORK (AP) - James Alan McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story collection "Elbow Room" and a longtime faculty member at the University of Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop, has...
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The man who founded the Christmas Tree Shops discount retail chain with a single store on Cape Cod has died. Charles Bilezikian (bihl-uh-ZIHK-ee-un) was 79.
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.
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,...
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.
SEATTLE (AP) - Forrest E. Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars, has died. He...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Actor and syndicated conservative talk show host Gerard "Jerry" Doyle has died in Las Vegas at age 60.