Askins, Ida Webb

Longtime City School Teacher

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ida Webb Askins died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in a local health care facility.

She was born Dec. 4, 1918 in Battle Creek, Tn., a farmer’s daughter.

She was a graduate of McReynolds High School and moved to Chattanooga where she met and married Singer Askins Jr., and to this union was born a son, Peter C. Askins. The family worshipped at Warren Chapel AME Church.

After the passing of Singer, she decided to continue her formal education at Tennessee State University where she earned both a BS and master’s degree in elementary and special education. She was a school teacher in the Chattanooga Public Schools for 23 years.

Upon her retirement and until her health began to decline, she devoted her time to her church as a Sunday school teacher and member of the church choir. Also, she devoted her time to her family and as a caregiver to her sisters, Alva Maxwell, Ella Anderson and Eva Lynne Webb.

She was preceded in death by her parents, A.C. and Minnie B. Webb; husband, Singer Askins Jr.; brothers, Henry and Thomas Webb; sisters, Fannie Hill, Alva Maxwell, Sadie E. Wright, Ella Anderson, Harriett Webb Sanders and Eva Lynne Webb. She was the last of her generation.

She is survived by her son, Peter C. Askins, of Chattanooga; nieces, Marian Wright, Cora Hill, Tommliene Webb, Vickie Webb, Delores Lewis, Era Jean Brazil, Peggy Askins, Sylvia Askins, Cordelia Askins, Hazel Mae Askins, Nancy Hughes, Mary Jean Watts; nephews, Thomas Askins, Joe Richard Askins, Frank Clifford Askins, Elmer Askins Jr.; great-nieces, Fannie Hill Daniels, Dorothy Rita Hill and Sherry Hill; great-great-nieces, Michelle Daniels, and Aaliyah Wright; great-nephew, James L. Wright III; devoted cousins, Alma Sue Moore and Clara Lynn Moore; and a devoted caregiver, Mrs. Sara Moss Chamber; and a host of relatives and friends.

Services will be at noon on Friday at Warren Chapel AME Church. Interment will be in Gaines Chapel Cemetery, South Pittsburg, Tn.

Her family will receive friends one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in her name to Warren Chapel AME Church.

Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home.


Flanagan, Martrella

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Skillern, Victor


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