Obit: Katherine Light

Obit: Katherine Light

February 14th, 2014 in Obituaries
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Katherine Mathis Light, 78, of Chattanooga, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at her home. Katherine was born in Piedmont, Ala., but had lived in Chattanooga most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Tom and Martha L. Mathis. She was retired as executive secretary of Winer & Associates. Katherine was preceded in death by three sisters, Lona Mae Boling, Josephine Lind and Lois Smith; and two brothers, Ollie Brown, Tommy S. Mathis; and great-granddaughter, Finley Grace Rogers. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Light; son, Scott (Carol) Hawkins, Geraldine Ala.; granddaughter, Jade (Ryan) Rogers; great-grandson, Rook Rogers, all of Scottsboro; son, Rick (Terrye) Hawkins, Naples, Fla.; daughters, Kimberly (Wayne) Eddingfield, Ringgold; Terry (Steve) Roberts and Kathy (Randy) Sain, both of Chattanooga; sister, Bobbie M. (Ed) Fitch; two brothers, Bill Brown and C.D. (Mary) Mathis, all of Chattanooga; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Pat McKenna officiating. Interment will be in Chattanooga Memorial Park with nephews, Tommy Mathis, John Bennudriti, Jimmy Mathis, Eddie Fitch Jonathan Fitch and Waymon Brown serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416. Visit www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.