Hamilton County Obituaries

Copies of  Hamilton County obituaries published in the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga Free Press for the years 1897 through 2014, may be obtained through the Hamilton County Genealogy Society.  The fee for this service is:

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1 - 4 Obituaries - $5.00 Each
5 or more - $2.00 Each

If we are unable to locate an obituary, your payment will be retained for the search and notification will be sent by mail or e-mail.

You can search the Chattanooga Public Library obituary database to locate available names and dates of publication. Then make your request online from this website.

We make every attempt to process your request as quickly as possible. Delivery times will vary according number of obituaries requested, method of delivery, availability, library hours, etc. Please allow at least seven (7) to ten (10) days to receive your request.

The library database is an index to obituaries in Chattanooga newspapers from 1897 to 2015. Deaths for the current year will not appear in the database until the following year. The index provides the name of the deceased, newspaper name, and date of the obituary.


Entries in the database prior to 1951 were made on a selective basis. If the obituary you request is not in the index we will search the newspaper only if an exact death date (month, day and year) is provided. If no obituary is located the fee will be retained for the search.

Search the Chattanooga Public Library Obituary Database





This service is generously provided by Alma and Jerry Webb.


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If you have questions or problems with this site, email the County Coordinator. Please to not ask for specfic research on your family.

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