Lola Buckingham

Lola Johnson Wyant Buckingham, 94, of Chattanooga, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014. She was born Jan. 11, 1920 in Wellsville, Mo. She received a bachelors degree from Illinois State University and masters in music education from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She taught public school music in Illinois, Ohio and Tennessee. In Chattanooga, she served as docent at the Hunter Art Gallery, taught in the READ program, and president of the Murray Hills Garden Club in its early days. She was a member of St. Thaddaeus Episcopal Church where she formed The Flower Guild and was chairman for nearly 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson; brother, Forrest; husbands, Timothy Wyant and Robert Buckingham. Lola is survived by her son, Timothy Wyant, of Rainsville, Ala.; daughter, Janalee Wyant, of Chattanooga; stepchildren, Kittye Buckingham, of Maryland, Robert Buckingham, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Stephen Buckingham of Colorado. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. today, May 29, at St. Thaddaeus Episcopal Church, 4300 Locksley Lane, Chattanooga, TN 37416. A celebration of Lolas life will follow at 11 a.m. today at the church with the Rev. David R. Hackett officiating. A reception will be held at noon followed by the burial at National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made in Lolas name to Hospice of Chattanooga at Please share your thoughts and memories at Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

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