Martha Gamble

Hamilton County

Martha Margaret "Ike" Long Gamble was called to heaven and healed on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.She was the daughter of the late Dave and Julia Doyle Long of Whiteside, Tenn.She was also predeceased by brother, David Long; and sister, Max Long Rheay. Max and her husband, Boyd, introduced Ike to Alex Gamble on a blind date and he was to become the love of her life. They married in 1942 and were married for 66 years until his death in 2008. They had a son, Alex G. Gamble III "Jim" that died in 2007. They also had a daughter, Barbie, that survives her along with son-in-law, Stan Brown, whom she thought of as her second son, and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Gamble. Also left to cherish her memory are grandchildren, Marc (Darla) and Scott (Jamie) Gamble, Tyler Brown, Maggie Brown McClure (Jake) and Art (Charlotte) Hullender. She was so proud of her six great-grandchildren, Hannah, Erin, Olivia, Jacob, and Abigail Gamble, and Luke McClure. She has one sister, Mary Louise Moore, that resides in Jasper, Tenn.The family wishes to thank Morning Point at Greenbriar Cove for five wonderful years, and to Angie Guffie for her tireless efforts to make her comfortable in Mothers final weeks.Family and friends will gather at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Chattanooga National Cemetery for graveside services with the Rev. Mark Flynn officiating.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.Please share your thoughts and memories at family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. today at the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

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