Silas Lee Massengale







Former Deputy Sheriff in Hamilton and Marion Counties Was 95


Funeral services for Silas Lee Massengale, 95, who died at his home at Rt. 5, Chattanooga, Sunday night, will be held today at 3 p.m. in the chapel of J. Avery Funeral Home.

      The Rev. Hobart Linkous will officiate. Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

      Mr. Massengale was a former deputy sheriff in both Marion and Hamilton counties. Before serving as a deputy he was for many years a mate on the Joe Wheeler and the N. B. Forrest, river steamers which piled between Florence, Ala. and Chattanooga. Chattanooga was his home for most of his life.

      He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Leona Thompson, Mrs. Minerva Redden, Mrs. Joe Owens and Mrs. Vina McNabb all of Chattanooga; Mrs. P. M. Lusk of Ringgold, and Mrs. F. B. Neal of Chicago; two sons, Dewey Massengale of Sequoia, Tenn., and Lawrence Massengale of Chattanooga; a brother, Allen Massengale of Chattanooga; 25 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

      Pallbearers will be Clarence Lusk, Raymond Lusk, Ralph Owens, Howard Owens and Alfred Massengale.

      The body is at the J. Avery Bryan Funeral Home.

Chattanooga Times Tuesday October 17, 1961 Page 9


Note: Son of David and Lucinda Flora Massengle