Cole-Hatchard, Betty Lucille

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Betty Lucille Cole-Hatchard died on February 20, 2013 at the age of 88.

Betty was born in Kearney, N.J., the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Sandford. She grew up in Ocean Grove, N.J. It is there she met and married the love of her life, Norman Cole-Hatchard. Together they moved to Neptune, N.J., where they raised their three children. They were active members of Hamilton United Methodist Church for many years before moving to Signal Mountain, after Norman’s retirement. Enjoying their many friends, playing Bridge, traveling, entertaining and spending time with family members made retirement a happy time for them. They both were involved in Signal Crest United Methodist Church. Betty especially loved being a member of the Martha Circle. Cooking, sewing and volunteering at the Signal Mountain Library were personal hobbies of hers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Cole-Hatchard.

She is survived by her brother, Joseph (Lois) Sandford, her sister, Janet (Howard) Smith; three children, Richard (Sandy) Cole-Hatchard, Lynn (Bill) Heck, and Jill (Al) Truax; six grandchildren, Monica (Carl) Nordel, Colleen (Michael) Attardi, Andrew (Laura) Heck, Ashley Heck, Cole Truax, and Paige Truax; and five great-grandchildren, Lukas and Lily Nordel, Mikey and Nate Attardi, and Finn Heck.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 23, at noon with a memorial service following at 2 p.m., at Signal Crest United Methodist Church, Ridgeway Avenue, Signal Mountain with Dr. Mark Gooden officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Signal Crest United Methodist Church, American Diabetes Association, or Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com.

Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tn. 37343.      


Pierce, Robert Franklin, Jr.

Reverend Robert Franklin Pierce, Jr., 59, died peacefully at Athens Regional Medical Center on September 1, 2014. He was born in Fort Oglethorpe, the son of Frank and Margaret Pierce. He graduated from Ringgold High School and spent his childhood in the Boynton community of Catoosa County. He graduated from Berry College in Rome, Ga. and Southeastern Baptist ... (click for more)

Douglas, Lillie Belle

Lillie Belle Teague Douglas, 90, of Rossville, Georgia, died on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. She was born in DeKalb County, Al., to the late Frank and Laura Ogle Teague. She was a housewife and a member of United Church of God in Chattanooga. Along with her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband, Denpha Lee Douglas and eight siblings. ... (click for more)

Dancy, Shirley Lynch (South Pittsburg)

Shirley Lynch Dancy, 77, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 following a brief illness. The daughter of the late William Henry and Edith Marie Overturf Lynch, she was a member of Victory Baptist Church and worked for many years as a seamstress and upholsterer. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dale Ann Webb, brother, Charles Lynch, ... (click for more)

Skiles, Wilma S. (Sale Creek)

Wilma S. Skiles, 82, of Sale Creek, died on Sunday, August 31, in Chattanooga. She was a member of Hendon Baptist Church. Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Lee Odes Skiles. Survivors include her daughters, Jenny (Don) Crawley, of Chattanooga; Lucy (Darryl) Dietrich, Gainesville; grandchildren, Angela Sisk, Lara Ricketts, Eric Crawley, Jeremy Crawley, Dan Sisk, ... (click for more)

Rhasean Lowry, 34, Charged In Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Rhasean Lowry, 34, was arrested for abusing a three-year-old girl, and then criminal homicide after she died. Last Tuesday, the Chattanooga Police Department was called on a suspected child abuse case. Lowry took the victim to a local hospital and he stated the victim fell down steps. Doctors advised that the victim’s injuries were the result of blunt force trauma consistent ... (click for more)

City IDB Member Who Made Motion For $9 Million Black Creek TIF Had Not Lived In City For Years

A City Industrial Development Board (IDB) member who made the motion to approve a controversial $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) had not lived in the city for years, City Attorney Wade Hinton confirmed. Chris Ramsey, a BlueCross BlueShield official, was not present at an IDB meeting on Tuesday morning. Five other board members were. Citizen Helen Burns ... (click for more)