Pierce, George Burton "Burt"

Prominent Engineer, Surveyor And Property Developer For More Than 6 Decades

Friday, January 18, 2013
George Burton Pierce
George Burton Pierce

George Burton (Burt) Pierce, a prominent North Chattanooga engineer, surveyor and property developer for more than six decades, died Thursday in hospice care at the age of 90.

Mr. Pierce, a veteran of the United States Coast Guard in World War II, took the lead in developing Valleybrook Golf and Country Club in the early 1960s. He also designed and developed a number of Chattanooga subdivisions, including Leslie Lane and Melinda Drive. A graduate of City High School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Mr. Pierce first attended the University of Miami, where he played on the tennis team with future professional great Pancho Segura. He later served as the Tennessee state airport engineer.

A talented golfer, artist and amateur musician, Mr. Pierce was a lifelong resident of North Chattanooga, growing up in the Hill City district, and was a longtime member of Northside Presbyterian Church. For many years Mr. Pierce owned and operated the Lincoln Apartments on High Street, where he was a notably soft touch for those in need. He truly believed that charity began at home.

Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtie Stewart Pierce; his parents, George Burton Pierce Sr. and Martha Johnson Pierce; his sister, Frances Pierce Barbre; and his daughter-in-law, Susan Woodall Pierce.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lois Alley Pierce; four children, David Burton Pierce, Ellyn Bivin, Lindy Oakes and Leslie Morris; sons-in-law Ken Bivin, Don Oakes and Roy Morris Jr.; six grandchildren, Robbie Bivin, Mamie Bivin, Brian Oakes, Elizabeth Oakes, Phil Morris and Lucy Morris; sister-in-law, Mary Stewart Gregg; numerous nieces and nephews; and rescue dog, Reagan, one of many rescue dogs that Mr. and Mrs. Pierce sheltered and loved over the years.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 5-7 p.m. at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. at Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Avenue, with visitation to follow one hour earlier.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN.  

Share your memories on line at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.    


Daniels, Thomas "TT"

Thomas “ T T” Daniels, 48, of East Ridge, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016.  A member of Lake Way Baptist Church, he was a self-employed truck driver. T T was also an avid Braves and Crimson Tide fan.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Nevian and Mary M. Hicks Daniels; and his grandparents.  Thomas is survived by his wife, ... (click for more)

Hutcheson, Larry

Larry Hutcheson, 52, of Ooltewah, died peacefully at home on Friday, July 22. He worked at Angelica Textile, as a mechanical maintenance worker.   He was preceded in death by his father, Otis Hutcheson, Ronnie Sullins and sister, Karen Hutcheson. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Sullins; niece, Angela Hutcheson; nephews, Matthew Butler and Dustin Delashmitt, ... (click for more)

Young, George B. (Jasper)

George B. Young, 88, of Jasper, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016.  He retired from Hormel and Lowes Produce Company and was a veteran of the U S Air Force.  Mr. Young was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Peoples Young; parents, John Sherman and Mary Abbott Young; and a sister, Kathleen Cash.  He is survived by his son, James ... (click for more)

Simmons, Ed "Deerhunter" (Dayton)

Ed Simmons (Deerhunter), 69 of Dayton, Tennessee, died on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Ed loved fishing, hunting and hunting gin-sang. He also drove a log truck for many years. He was preceded in death by his son, Dwayne Simmons; parents, Veon and Leona Jenkins Simmons; and brother, Floyd Simmons. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Elaine Simmons; daughters, Denise (David) ... (click for more)

County Schools Receive Community Gift For Almost $1 Million To Fund Public School Bible History Program

Bible in the Schools presented a community gift for nearly $1 million to the Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) to reimburse 100 percent of the costs of funding a Bible history program in 18 public schools for the 2015–2016 academic year. Enrollment data for 2015–2016 reported 3,582 students in grades 6–12 elected to take a Bible history classes. “This gift from the ... (click for more)

DA's Office Defends Suspended Sentence In School Bus Driver Rape Case

The District Attorney's Office defended a controversial suspended sentence in a rape case involving a substitute county school bus driver. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said the victim, who was 15 years old at the time of the March 2015 incident, was in agreement on the plea and refused to testify against Alexander Rodriquez. Rodriguez, 34, last Thursday pleaded guilty to ... (click for more)