Request Copies of Hamilton County Obituaries
from The HCTGS


Copies of  Hamilton County obituaries published in the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga Free Press for the years 1897 through 2012, may be obtained through the Hamilton County Genealogy Society.  The fee for this service is:

Digital Image by Email:
1 - 4 Obituaries - $5.00 Each
5 or more - $2.00 Each

Printed Copy by USPS Mail
1 - 4 Obituaries - $5.50 Each
5 or more - $2.50 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 - Hamilton County Library obituary database to locate available names and dates of publication. Then make your request for copies using one of the methods listed below. 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 present. 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.

This service is generously provided by Alma and Jerry Webb.

Request obituaries online:

(Select image type and quantity from drop down menu.
Enter name and date then add to cart.
Follow this process for each obituary.)


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Request obituaries by Mail:

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