Martin, Frank Beamon III

Self-Employed As Subcontractor And Real Estate Inspector Throughout The Southeast

Saturday, February 9, 2013
Frank Martin
Frank Martin

Frank Beamon Martin III of Signal Mountain, died on Friday, February 8, 2013 in a local hospital. He was 51.  

Frank was born in Eau Gallie, Fla., and had been a life-long resident of Signal Mountain.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James D. Fields and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beamon Martin, Sr., and his father, Frank Beamon Martin, Jr.  

He is survived by his mother, Judith Martin, wife, Brigette Adams Martin, sons, Stephen Lee Nechy and Joseph Houston Martin, sisters, Elizabeth Anne Martin and Amy Martin Smith, nieces, Elsie Martin, Maggie Shipley, Catie Shipley, all of Signal Mountain; mother-in-law, Joanna Adams, and sisters-in-law, Melodie Romita and Kim Renfro, nieces, Kylie Eaker, Katie Renfro and Allie Renfro, great-nephew, Maxwell Cayce, all of Chattanooga; aunt and uncle, Ron and Harriett James, and cousins, David, Peggy, and John James, of Washington D.C. 

Frank attended Signal Mountain schools and Red Bank High school where he enjoyed wrestling and basketball and excelled in football. He also swam for the Signal Mountain swim team. Later he attended East Tennessee State University. Frank is a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church where he served as an acolyte, sang in the choir, and was a member of the EYC. 

Frank was self-employed as a sub-contractor and real estate inspector covering much of the Southeast.  Inspired by his father, he had a love for aviation, particularly gliders and single engine planes. He exhibited a special talent for electronics and an artistic creativity in carpentry and design. Frank most enjoyed spending time with his son, Joseph, riding motorcycles and trials bikes. He began participating in trials bike competitions which eventually led to racing sport bikes. 

Frank had a strong Christian faith and participated in a weekly Bible study group with his close friends.  He was a kind and compassionate person who was willing to help anyone in need.  

We are grateful to all of Frank’s friends, especially Terry Rankin, Reggie Rankin, Rob Philyaw, John Coolidge, Rick Trimble, and Doug Hicks.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church with Reverend John Dukes officiating. 

The family will receive friends in the parish hall from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Suite 102, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421 or to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Avenue, Signal Mountain, Tn. 37377.

Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home.


Hicks, Nancy K.

Nancy K. Hicks, 77, Signal Mountain, Tennessee, died on Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was a member of Lone Oak Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Otis Hicks, Sr.; son, Frankie Hicks; parents, Hayden and Lorena Neal and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Hick Collier, Louis Chapel, Carol Hicks Cagle Signal ... (click for more)

Dill, Jessie Yvonne

Jessie Yvonne Dill, 86, died on Saturday, April 30, 2016. She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was of the Baptist faith. She was born to the late Carl and Bonnie Curtis Skinner. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Howard Dill; sons, Gary (Pam), Paul and Scott Dill; daughter, Darlene (Delone) Sentell; grandchildren, DJ and Amy Sentell, Chris (Dalia) ... (click for more)

Starnes, Lois (Cleveland)

Lois Starnes, 91, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Saturday morning, April 30, 2016 at the family residence. Mrs. Starnes was the daughter of the late Dora Locke Watson and James Watson; and was also preceded her in death by her twin brother, James L. Watson. Mrs. Watson owned and operated her own Dairy Farm and supplied countless customers with dairy products. She ... (click for more)

Hackney, Willie Frances (Dalton)

Willie Frances Hackney, 96, of Dalton, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Ridgewood Manor. She was the daughter of the late Annie Barnard Hackney and J.A. Hackney; and was also preceded in death by her sisters, Willena Hudgens and Fannie Sue Hackney. Frances was a member of McGaughey Chapel Church. She is survived by her sisters, Nora Newton and Eunice ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firefighter Arrested For Robbery Of Hixson Convenience Store

The Chattanooga Police Department has arrested a Chattanooga firefighter in connection with a robbery on Sunday morning. The firefighter has been identified as Steven Kyle Ratledge. Firefighter Ratledge was assigned to Station 19 in Hixson and has been with the department for approximately 3 1/2 years. Firefighter Ratledge has been placed on leave without pay as the investigation ... (click for more)

Rescuers Help Man After He Falls 30 Feet From Signal Bluff

Rescuers helped a man back up after he fell 30 feet on a Signal Mountain bluff on Saturday night. However, he was not seriously injured. At 11 p.m., a 911 call was made reporting the fall. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded to 1425 East Brow Road. When rescue personnel arrived on the scene, they reported a 25-year-old male had fallen 30 feet off the side of ... (click for more)