Lonnie Hood

Hamilton County

Lonnie "Round Man" Hood Sr., 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Lonnie retired from Wheland Foundry in 2003 after approximately 47 years of dedicated services. He later became an employee at Wal-Mart.He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmore Hood Sr.; three brothers, Lewis Hood, Horrace Hood, and Elmore Hood Jr.; two sisters, Georgia Hood Head, and Margie Hood Gates; and a daughter, Donnetta Renee Hood Yates.Lonnie is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cherry S. Hood; two siblings, James Hood (Gladdis), of Chicago, Ill., and Doris Hood Pernell, of Charlotte, N.C.; nine children, Cathy "Cookie" Coleman, Rodney Southers, Lonnie Hood Jr. and Linda Hood, all of Chattanooga, Sherry Duplessis, of Detroit, Mich., Deborah Hood-Rudolph (Michael), of Acworth, Ga., Christie Wyatt, of Powder Springs, Ga., Darryle Hood (Valerie), of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Lori Hood Hardaway, of Aurora, Ill.; two stepchildren, Stephanie Wyatt (Leo) Ellis, of Valdosta, Ga., Damien "Dank" Readus, of Montgomery, Ala.; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives. He will forever be in our hearts.In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donation at SunTrust Bank (account #:1000131462227/routing #:100013) to help offset funeral expenses and to donate to Cancer Research. You may also submit donations to John P. Franklin.Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home.Interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.The body will lie in state after noon today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.

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