Terry Patten

Hamilton County

Terry Alice Patten sadly lost her battle with early onset dementia on Friday, May 4, 2012. She died peacefully with her son, Bo, by her side.She was born Nov. 3, 1954 in Chattanooga and lived most of her life on Signal Mountain.She was a graduate of Brainerd High School, attended the University of Tennessee where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority; then graduated from UT Chattanooga. Her career in business included employment with Chattanooga Choo Choo, PB&S Chemical Company, Gill Manufacturing, and later owned a consulting business. She was a loving mother, friend, and daughter; had a zest for life, music, and always enjoyed being around friends and family. She was a member of Signal Mountain Baptist Church and Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club. She was preceded in death by her first husband, and father of her only son, David Larry King of Chattanooga (1985); second husband James B., Talley (2004) of Newnan, Ga.; her father, George Zeboim "Bome" Patten (2004); and mother Mary Jo Patten (2008), both of Signal Mountain.She is survived by her son David Zeboim "Bo" Patten, of Chattanooga, and family members, David (Libby) Patten, Margaret Waterhouse, Buffy Patten Layne, and Tatia Patten (Billy) Hicks; nieces are Marli Patten and Bay Patten. Many close friends include Wanda (Merwyn) Mann, of Signal Mountain, Gail (Al) Secor, of Hixson, Patsy Lay, of Signal Mountain, and Linda (Jeff) Norwood, of Signal Mountain.The family will receive friends at Signal Mountain Baptist Church from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, with service following at the church with the Rev. Sally Ensley officiating.Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Pallbearers are Chad Wolford, Michael Lanza, Brad Rooks, Kennedy Berresford, Scottie Mayfield and Eric Brandon.Honorary Pallbearers are Al Secor, Seth Carico, Bryan Gross, Robert Osborne, Billy Hicks, David Patten and George Patten.In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the local chapters of the Alzheimers Association, Hospice and Alexian Brothers of Signal Mountain.Arrangements by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.

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