Hilda R. Burks Newman
Mrs. Hilda R. Newman Dies, Retired Teacher
Mrs. Hilda R. Newman, 63, retired Tyner High School biology teacher who was named in 1969 as Tennessee's Outstanding Biology Teacher, died in a hospital here Monday.
She began her teaching career in Hamilton County in 1941 and was at the Tyner School beginning in 1948. She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School and held degrees from Middle Tennessee State University.
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, National Science Teachers Association, Association of Classroom Teachers and national, state and regional educational associations.
Survivors include her husband, A. F. Newman, Ooltewah; one son, James Douglas Newman, New Haven, Connecticut; sister Miss Viva Lee Burks, Ooltewah; brother Rupert T. Burks, Sr., Chattanooga; two grandsons.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. in the West Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Chattanooga Times December 20, 1977.
Note: Daughter of John Granville and Lizzie Tolbert Burks
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