Obit: Lenora Jorges

Obit: Lenora Jorges

September 12th, 2012 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Lenora "Lee" Henson Jorges went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. She was the daughter of Elijah Lee and Laura Faires Henson. She attended Central High School.She was Miss Chattanooga and Miss Tennessee 1945 and was the overall swimsuit winner and voted by the GIs as their favorite contestant at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.A frequent speaker at Christian Womens Conferences and avid Bible student, she was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church.She was preceeded in death by Linda Jorges-Ziffra and survived by two sons and a daughter, Guy and Judy Kendler, of Dallas, Texas, Gray and Donnita Jorges, of Summerville, Ga., and Jeff and Amy Faires Hester, of Athens, Tenn.; as well as grandchildren Natalie Jorges, of Decatur, Ga., Madeline Jorges, of Jacksonville, Ala. and Jefferson and Emory Hester, of Athens, Tenn.A memorial service will be announced at a later date.Share your thoughts and memories at www.advantagechattanooga.comArrangements by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423-265-4414