Joe H. Masterson
1942


 

J. H. MASTERSON IS DEAD AT SODDY

PROMINENT FARMER RESIDENT OF COUNTY ENTIRE LIFE

 

Joe H. Masterson, 60 year old farmer and member of a prominent Hamilton County family, died yesterday morning at the home of his nieces, Misses Jo and Sophia Masterson at Soddy.

 

The son of Captain Monroe Masterson, Mr. Masterson had lived in Hamilton County throughout his life.  His father was one of the pioneer settlers in the section of Hamilton County near Soddy known as Shady Grove.  Mr. Masterson lived in that community and farmed there for a number of years.

 

Funeral services for Mr. Masterson will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the chapel of the National Funeral Home.  Dr. John a Huff, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and the Reverend C. M. Pickler will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Active pallbearers: S.T. Gass, E. L. Hulen, C. S. Hale, Robert Clift, Wilkes Thrasher, and Captain Ed Ricketts.  Honorary pallbearers: Judge Wiley O. Couch, Joel Richardson, Forrest Cate, Jack D. Hixson, Lee Hixson, Earl Manning, Lee Allen, P. H. Thatch, Walter Gann, Dewey Bohr, Lee Hancock, Marshall Clark, Kyle Snyder, Judge Oscar Varnell, W. A. Swingle, A. P. Stewart, Dr. E. L. Jenkins, and Sam H. Ford. Other than his nieces, Mr. Masterson is survived by a brother, W. H. Masterson, and a nephew, Wade Masterson of the United States Army.


The Chattanooga Times, November 27, 1942.

Submitted by Martha Odom
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