Arlandres Horton, 77, died Wednesday, June 19,
A native of Milan, Gibson County,
Tenn., he was the son of the late Arthur Horton and Effie Thomas Horton. He was the youngest
of a family of eleven. Arlandres is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia C. Horton of
Spring City; brother, Rev. L. C. (O’Bell) Horton; sister, Earline Sowell and devoted nephews,
nieces, cousins and friends.
His education, awards and activities include Gibson
County Public School, serving in the U. S. Army, Knoxville College, B. S. biology and chemistry;
Tennessee Tech University, M. S. guidance and counseling; Ed.S educational administration and
counseling. His career included teacher, St. Jr. College, Lexington, Miss.; teacher,
Carver High School Dayton; Principal, Dayton City School; teacher, Riverside Jr. High; East Side
Jr.; guidance counselor, East Side; assistant personnel officer, Chattanooga Public Schools and
principal, East Side Elementary, Chattanooga Middle, Brainerd Jr./Middle; Howard Elementary.
He was a member of Reed Chapel UMC, Spring City; Sunday school supt./Adult Teacher Committee member
for District Supt./Holston Conference; Board of Ordained Ministers/Holston Conference Staff Parish
Relations Committee member; certified lay speaker of the UMC; former member Rhea County Community
Chorus; member of Spring City UMC Choir. member Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; 32nd Degree
Mason; member of American Legion Post No. 203 Spring City; Retired Teachers Association of
Chattanooga and Rhea Counties; former chaplain of Chattanooga Hamilton County Retired Teachers
Association; Retired 38 years, five months service. chairman of the Board of Directors of
Audrey Pack Memorial Library and former board member of Tennessee Valley Theatre. Awards
include E. Harper Johnson Human Relations Award; Outstanding Leadership-President of CEA;
Outstanding Service as Chaplain of Chattanooga Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association; Loyal
Dedicated Service-Eastdale Elem. School; Spring City Jaycees-Man of the Year; Friend of Education;
Tennessee Public Service Commission Award and Dedicated TEA Board Service Award.
A memorial service including military honors will be
held at Spring City United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dale
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Audrey
Pack Memorial Library Foundation, c/o Donna Vaughn, P. O. Box 129, Spring City, TN 37381 and
Tennessee Valley Theatre, c/o Harry Landreth, P. O. Box 81, Spring City, TN 37381.
Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of