Jimmy Hedges Drowns At Mountain-Bluff Lake On Lookout Mountain

Monday, July 14, 2014

Jimmy Hedges, a well-known folk-art collector and land developer on Lookout Mountain, drowned in a lake on his mountain-bluff property Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Hedges, who was believed to be 71, was swimming with friends on his Dade County property off Hwy. 157 near Rising Fawn, Ga.

He had been selling off lots at his Hedges Farm at 3745 Scenic Highway.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Katharine Moore who lives at the Alexian Brothers; a brother, Mac Hedges; sister, Lee Pierce of Chattanooga and sister, Ann Richardson, of Tybee Island, Ga.

The Hedges family included early Chattanooga industrialists.


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