Greeson: Was Queen Elizabeth from Hixson?

FILE - Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant at the Buckingham Palace in London, Sunday, June 5, 2022, on the last of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement on Thursday Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

Reading the Times Free Press obituaries Sunday, my first thought was, "Wow, is Queen Elizabeth from Hixson?"

Normally reserved for announcements for the departed from around the area, right there in the middle of the page under the "International" heading was the death announcement for Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch who reigned for seven decades and died last week at the age of 96.

"She's an iconic leader," said Darrin Wolfe, the location manager of the Valley View branch of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, which placed the obit. "We just wanted to contribute a way that people could share their condolences."

Yes, I know, the recently deceased Queen of England was not from Hamilton County, but her majesty's presence in the pages of Sunday's obit pages could make you wonder.