Southerland, Alice Ruth Hooker (Cleveland)

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Alice Ruth Hooker Southerland
Alice Ruth Hooker Southerland

Alice Ruth Hooker Southerland, 88, of Cleveland, Tennessee, was called to her heavenly home on October 24, 2020.

Alice was born to Clell C. Mayes (father) and Naomi Henson Mayes (mother) on May 6, 1932 and raised in Pigeon Forge, Tn. Alice was the oldest of four siblings: Lee Mayes Rose, Clellene Mayes Cole, and Betty Mayes Baker. As a young adult, she began traveling to Cleveland, Tn. to stay with her grandparents. It was there that she met and eventually married Raymond A. Hooker. Together, they dedicated their marriage in serving Christ at Big Spring Baptist Church. After the loss of her husband Raymond and years later, she met and married William (Bill) Southerland. Bill and Alice were faithful members of Philippi Baptist Church. Throughout her years, Alice’s great passion was her love of Jesus, her family and her church. Alice was well known for her career as an instructor of cosmetology but was most passionate about teaching children about Jesus. She found joy in spending time reading the Bible and talking to everyone about the love of Christ.

Loving family members that remain to celebrate her life are sons, Samuel Raymond Hooker and his wife Debbie Day Hooker, Jonathan Clell Hooker, Steve Anthony Hooker and his wife Diane Greene Hooker; daughter, Donna Hooker Mowery; brothers-in-law, Virgil Hooker and Larry Cole; loving grandchildren, Jason Hooker (Kasie), Tara Hooker Denton (Chad), Jon Hooker, Jacqueline Hooker Daffinson (Joshua), Justin Mowery, and Jarod Mowery; great-grandchildren surrounding her with love are, Sam Hooker, Jr., Liz Hooker, Ali Hooker, Daniel Denton, Eli Denton, Annaliese Daffinson, and Julian Daffinson; loving nieces, Sarah Cole Ownby, Malinda Hooker, Alma Parker, Wilma Parker, Wanda Hooker, Wilma Hooker; and nephews, Roger Hooker, Dennis Parker, Ronnie Parker, Charles Pullen and Bob Pullen.

A Remembrance of Life Service will be held at Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at Philippi Baptist Church, 2484 Harrison Pike, Cleveland Tennessee with Pastor Sammy Hooker officiating along with other family members sharing. A private graveside will be on Thursday morning at Hillcrest Cemetery, Cleveland, Tn.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at the church. Out of the abundance of caution the family requests those visiting wear a mask.

Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee St. Chapel has charge of the arrangements.



Sharp, Joseph "Joe" Franklin (Cleveland)

Hall, Mary Lou (Cleveland)

Hill, Jerry Batts (Cleveland)


Joseph “Joe” Franklin Sharp, of Cleveland, was called home with the Lord on November 27, 2020 at age 80. He was born Aug. 30, 1940 to Carl Moran Sharp and Maude Mahar Sharp in Memphis. Joe’s ... (click for more)

Mary Lou Hall, 98, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 in Chattanooga. She was a lifelong resident of Cleveland. She loved cooking, and was an avid bird watcher; she could tell you every bird ... (click for more)

Jerry Batts Hill, 90, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in a local health care facility. She was born on July 26, 1930 in Henrietta, ... (click for more)



Area Obituaries

Sharp, Joseph "Joe" Franklin (Cleveland)

Joseph “Joe” Franklin Sharp, of Cleveland, was called home with the Lord on November 27, 2020 at age 80. He was born Aug. 30, 1940 to Carl Moran Sharp and Maude Mahar Sharp in Memphis. Joe’s passions were antique automobiles and license plates. He served as president of several car clubs through the years, most recently for the Cleveland Main Street Cruisers. Joe was known ... (click for more)

Hall, Mary Lou (Cleveland)

Mary Lou Hall, 98, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 in Chattanooga. She was a lifelong resident of Cleveland. She loved cooking, and was an avid bird watcher; she could tell you every bird by sight and sound. She loved her family, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband, J.E. Hall; sons, Gale ... (click for more)

Obituaries

Peggy Darlene Moates

Peggy Darlene Moates 70, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 28, 2020, surrounded by her family. A native of Clarksville, Tn., she has been a resident of the Chattanooga area for the past 35 years and was a member of the Silverdale Baptist Church. She was retired from Erlanger Medical Center as a registered nurse with over 20 years of service. ... (click for more)

Kaitlin Jade Martin

Kaitlin Jade Martin, 25, of Chattanooga died on Sunday, November 22, 2020, in Woodstock, Ga., tragically taken by an impaired driver. Kaitlin was born on April 23, 1995, in Chattanooga, to Lt. Gary R. and Lisa (McDowell) Martin. She graduated from East Hamilton High School. Kaitlin graduated with honors from Chatt State with an associate’s degree in journalism. She was ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Tennessee Has 3,052 New COVID Cases, 13 More Deaths; Hamilton County Has 320 New COVID Cases And 1 New Death

The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is 366,518 on Sunday with 3,052 new cases. There have been 13 more deaths from the virus, for a total of 4,554, said state Health Department officials. Hamilton County had 320 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The new total is 17,826. There was one more death from the virus in the county since Friday, bringing the total to 153. ... (click for more)

Georgia Has 4 New Coronavirus Deaths, 1,700 New Cases

Georgia state health officials reported on Sunday there have been 4 additional deaths due to the coronavirus. The current total is 8,778. There were 1,700 new cases as that total reached 420,601 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Hospitalizations are at 34,782, up 58 from Saturday. Here are the numbers by county: Catoosa County: 2,054 cases, up 16; 29 deaths; 99 ... (click for more)