L. MASSENGALE DIES; RITES TODAY
Deputy Sheriff in Hamilton and Marion Counties Was 95
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
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.
Times Tuesday October 17, 1961 Page 9
Note: Son of David and Lucinda Flora Massengle