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.

Clark, Patricia Ann Riddle

Patricia Ann Riddle Clark, 76, of Ringgold, Georgia, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia, Chattanooga area, she was a former employee of Bi-Lo where she worked for five years in the floral department, and was a member of Apison Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Worley and Mary Rubye Langston Riddle, and ... (click for more)

Honeycutt, Hazel Tripp

Hazel Tripp Honeycutt, 86, formerly of Rossville, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Ocilla, Georgia. Mrs. Honeycutt was a member of Parkway Baptist Temple and was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Honeycutt. Graveside services will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.  There will be no visitation at the funeral ... (click for more)

Gazaway, Addilyn Grace (Dalton)

Addilyn Grace Gazaway, infant, died on Tuesday October 25, 2016. She was preceded by her great-grandfather, Frank Cross. Little Addilyn Grace Gazaway is survived by her parents, Brittany Cross and Bryan Gazaway; paternal grandparents, Elaine and David Parson; maternal grandparents, Frankie Cross and Alan Lockman and Jimmy Biggs; great-grandmother, Dianne Cross; brother and ... (click for more)

Geren, Edna Emeline Bigham (Cleveland)

Edna Emeline Bigham Geren,  98, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday morning, October 25, 2016 at her residence.  She was a charter member of Tasso Baptist Church.  Edna retired from American Uniform.  She loved sewing, working outside, helping others and spending time with her dog, Keeva. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 ... (click for more)

2 Shot On Shepherd Road Tuesday Evening

Two people were shot Tuesday evening on Shepherd Road. Chattanooga Police were dispatched just before  6:30 p.m.   Tuesday,  to a parties shot call in the 1900 block of Shepherd Road.   Upon arrival, police were told two injured parties were transported to a local hospital via personal vehicle.  Both victims told investigators they were walking ... (click for more)

In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

In a surprise vote, the City Council on Tuesday night turned down allowing a process to legalize short term vacation rentals in Chattanooga. Only Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell voted in favor. Opposed were Carol Berz, Yusuf Hakeem, Larry Grohn, Moses Freeman, Ken Smith and Russell Gilbert. Chris Anderson was absent. Afterward, Councilman Smith said, in light of the vote, ... (click for more)