Heard, Hazel Humberd

Lived To 100 And Was A Former Sunday School Teacher

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Hazel Heard
Hazel Heard

Hazel Humberd Heard, Chattanooga, 100, died on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

In 1933 she married Charles Phelps Heard, her devoted husband until his death in 1999. They loved traveling and after his retirement she and her husband traveled extensively.

She was knowledgeable regarding the participation of her forefathers in the American Revolution and the Civil War and her family’s history as pioneers of Tennessee.

She, along with her family, were participants in the beginning of Red Bank Baptist Church, which first met at the church so called “the church on the hill’ where the present Presbyterian church is located.  At the time of her death, she was recognized as being the person with the longest membership, having joined in 1925.

Teaching Sunday School began in her teen years and as she matured she began teaching adult Bible classes; this activity was her love in the church. Her last class was the Faith class, still in existence and from which at her retirement she was named Teacher Emeritus.

She worked for the Federal Government at Volunteer Ordinance during WWII and until 1948, when her son was born.

She was an avid reader and collector of rare books and a member of the North Chattanooga Book Club, of which she served a term as president. As a member of the Friends of the Library she did volunteer work at the Chattanooga Public Library for many years.

For the past several years she lived at the Terrace of Chattanooga where she conducted a Bible class. At the Terrace she facetiously called her apartment the unofficial “lending library” from which she loaned many residents selections from her favorite authors.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Charles Phelps Heard, her parents, Oscar Lake Humberd and Mary Elizabeth Cecil-Humberd, and a sister, Edythe Humberd-King.

She is survived by her son Christopher Phelps Heard and daughter-in-law, Teresa, Unionville, Tn., and a granddaughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Heard-Nye, Knoxville.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Red Bank Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Steelman and Bill Harvey officiating.  Visitation will be one hour before services.  Interment will be private.

Contributions may be made to Red Bank Baptist Church Library.

Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.

Arrangements are by Lane Funeral, 601 Ashland Terrace. 423-877-3524

 



Sloan, Verna

Verna Sloan, 77, passed away on  Wednesday, July 18, 2018,  in Chattanooga.   Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Applebet, Delores

Delores Applebet, 90, passed away on July 15, 2018 at her residence. A graveside service will be held on  Friday, July 20, at 2 p.m. at  National Cemetery with Pastor Melvin Tibbs officiating. The body will lie in state on Thursday, July 19 ,  after  noon . Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)

Harris, Howard Russell (LaFayette)

Howard Russell Harris, 89, of LaFayette, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Shepherd Hills surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Odum Harris; son, Gary “Red” Harris; grandson, Mark Wayne Harris; and brother, Richard “Buck” Harris. He is survived by his daughter, Tammy (Jerry) ... (click for more)

Prince, Doyle Lee (Old Fort)

Doyle Lee Prince, 78, a resident of Old Fort passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at his home. Doyle served 53 years as a minister in the Church Of God currently pastoring Riceville Church of God. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Lee Prince and Visha Clementine Huskey Prince; siblings, Russell ... (click for more)

Red Bank Approves Short Term Vacation Rental Ordinance On Final Reading

The Red Bank Commission passed an ordinance Tuesday night on second and final reading that regulates short term rentals within the city. "Our hands have been tied because of state law," said Mayor John Roberts. Many residents, both for and against allowing these rentals, have come to recent commission meetings appealing to the commissioners for their side of the issue, ... (click for more)

Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire On Workman Road Tuesday Morning

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched at 6:03 a.m. on Tuesday, to a commercial fire at 400 Workman Road. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were shooting through the roof and the request was immediately made for a second alarm response. The flames could be seen for miles as a total of 13 fire companies rushed to the scene. The large, two-story ... (click for more)