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.


Hammond, Mark D.

Mark D. Hammond, 47, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at his residence. He graduated from Kirkman Technical High School, class of 1986 and received his B.S degree from Bryan College in 2005. Mark was employed with TVA for 29 years as an IT field analyst.  Mark was an active and faithful member of Olivet Baptist Church. Mark was preceded in death ... (click for more)

Mason, Mary Alice

Mary Alice Mason, 90, of Chattanooga, died on  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 . Mrs. Mason was born and raised in El Paso, Tx. She moved to Tennessee after college, married, and raised a family. She was a dedicated homemaker and will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was active in the Methodist church throughout her life and, ... (click for more)

Reece, Larry "Craig" (Dawnville)

Larry “Craig” Reece, 35, died on Monday, February 8, 2016 at his residence in Dawnville, Georgia. Craig was born February 22, 1980 in Dalton. He was known for his love of dirt track racing and was known to the area as “The Dalton Bad Boy". Reece followed the tire tracks of his father, Larry, taking the seat of the family-owned late model in 1996 before stepping away in 2000 ... (click for more)

Hamilton, Debbie Kay (Old Fort)

Debbie Kay Hamilton, 58, of Old Fort, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at her residence. Debbie spent most of her life in Columbus County, NC. She was a member of Whiteville Church of God. Debbie enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family especially her grandkids. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Will Continue For 2nd Consecutive Year

Senator Lamar Alexander says the latest Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan includes great news for East Tennessee – and everyone who benefits from river traffic passing through the Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga. In addition to funding slated for the first three priority projects of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund, the Corps of Engineers’ plan includes $29.9 million to continue ... (click for more)

Couple Arrested After 373 Grams Of Ice Meth And Loaded Gun Found At Their Hickory Valley Road Apartment

Federal authorities have arrested a Chattanooga couple after finding them with 373.4 grams of Ice meth at an apartment in East Brainerd. Charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance are Sergio Lizaola and Amy Lee Ramos-Collazo. Lizaola is also charged on a firearm count. Agents said two small children were present along with the couple during a search of ... (click for more)