Arlandres Horton (77)
Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Arlandres Horton, 77, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
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 Wyrick presiding.
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 arrangements. www.vaughn-funeral-home.com
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