John Cline


Sr.John D. Cline Sr., 91 of Chattanooga/North Georgia died peacefully at his home Tuesday, April 3, 2012.He was born in the Hill City community south of Dalton, Ga. the son of the late Lon R. and Betty Gazaway Cline.Having graduated from Valley Point High School he served in the U.S. Army. As a young man he attended several different colleges depending on where he was living at the time. Those places included Chicago, Ill., Marietta, Ga., Philadelphia, Pa., and Palm Beach, Fla. In 1953 he joined Southern Railway Co. at New Orleans later to transfer to Chattanooga where he eventually retired. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, and had been a longtime member of The Chattanooga Music Club.He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Hogan Cline; brothers, Manuel Cline, of Woodard Okla., Roy Cline and Guy R. "Jack" Cline, of Dalton, Ga.; and a sister, Elsie Acree, also of Dalton.He is survived by his son, John D. Cline Jr., of Chattanooga/North Georgia; daughter, Anna M. Cline, of East Ridge; grandson, Richard Matthew Mayo, of Kennesaw Ga.; and a sister, Lonnie Pinion, of Dalton, Ga. An assortment of nieces and nephews of whom he was very fond also remain. He was also survived by his loyal and loving dog, Emily and visiting canine friends who he enjoyed and loved, Beanie, Howard, Sport, Lola, Blue and Grue.The family would like to thank the wonderful ladies who helped care for their father.Rebecca Mercer and Lacey Turner gave loving and supportive care delivered with as much compassion as if he had been their own family member.Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Swamp Creek Baptist Church, Carbondale Road, south of Dalton, Ga. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before the Funeral.Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at 1402 N Thornton Ave., Dalton, Ga.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416.Words of comfort may be sent to the family at Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center) is in charge of arrangements.

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