George Allan Gazaway
1941

   

GEORGE GAZAWAY, PATROLMAN, DIES

10-Day Illness is Fatal to Officer – Was Injured in Automobile Accident

 

County Patrolman George A. Gazaway, 49, of 702 Fort Wood Street, died in Erlanger hospital yesterday morning at 7:50 o’clock after an illness of ten days.

            Gazaway was appointed to the Patrol when Sheriff Fred Payne took office in September, 1940. Before that time, he acted as a civil deputy and formerly was employed by as insurance company. The officer was injured severely in an automobile accident on McCallie avenue several months ago.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flora L. Gazaway; two sons, Allan and Otho; two daughters, Opal and Mrs. Edythe Lawing; his mother, Mary Gazaway; three brothers, Enoch, David and Jessee, and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie McGinnis and Mrs. Athelda Mathis, both of Atlanta.

            Funeral services will be held at Central Baptist Church this afternoon at 3 o’clock, the Rev. Ralph Moore officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills cemetery.

            Active pallbearers, all members of the county patrol, will be Lieut. W. A. Randle, Sergt. Raymond Hixson, C. W. Sercy, S. D. Perkins, J. J. Sells, A. M. Jackson, W. R. Ervin and Hughie Baker. Honorary, Sheriff Fred Payne, Chief Deputy Roy Morphew, Squires J. W. Johnsoton, Hays Clark, Bruce L. Freeman, C. E. Camp and all county deputies.

The Chattanooga Times, July 8, 1941.

 

GAZAWAY – GEORGE A., 49, died in a local hospital yesterday morning. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Allan and Otho; two daughters, Opal Gazaway and Mrs. Edythe Lawing; mother, Mrs. Mary Gazaway; three brothers, Enoch, David and Jesse, and two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie McGinnis and Mrs. Athelda Mathis, both of Atlanta. Funeral services will be held at Central Baptist Church this afternoon at 3 o’clock, the Rev. Ralph Moore officiating. Interment in Forest Hills cemetery. Arrangements by Turner Brothers.

The Chattanooga Times, July 8, 1941.

Submitted by Anne Templeton Wilson
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