In Memory

Bert Hicks

Former member Bert Hicks, 73, of Ringgold ,GA., passed away on January 18, 2015.

He is survived by his wife, Carlene, two daughters, one brother, one sister, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and four nephews.  Bert had been an Elder at East Ridge Presbyterian Church for several years.  He was Past President of the Chattanooga Downtown Lions Club and a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. 

Bert also served on the following Boards: Bonny Oaks Foundation, Bethel Bible Village, and VITAL. 

Bert was a graduate of the Tennessee Bankers School of Vanderbilt, School of Banking of the South at LSU, and Covenant College.  He retired as Vice President in wealth management from AmSouth Bank.

Ernest Igou

94 of Chattanooga, TN, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012.

Ernest was born at Stamp, Alabama on June 28, 1917, to Grover and Cora Chitwood Igou. His grandparents were George A. and Sally Igou and William P. and Rebecca Chitwood, all of Fort Payne, Alabama.

He married the former Thelma Styles in 1940. He was preceded in death by Thelma, his loving wife of 64 years in 2004, and his daughter Dian Igou in 2008.  He is survived by his son Michael Igou, Chattanooga and five grandchildren, Ingrid Haun and Gabriel Cole, both of Maryville, TN, Ariel King, Raleigh, NC, Gretchen Igou and Patrick Igou both of Chattanooga and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Igou worked for the Chattanooga Free Press as staff artist, starting the day they published their first daily newspaper, on October 31, 1936. In the fall of 1939 he went to work for Adams Lithographing Company as their artist. During W.W. II he served over two years in the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant in charge of a company of German POW's.

After the war he returned to Adams as manager, and in 1957 he and Mr. Clyde Hogue purchased the company. He served as President until his retirement in 1999 with 60 years of service. 

Mr. Igou was involved in Boy Scouts work for 28 years. In 1986 he was honored by the Earthwatch organization by being names "A Doer" and pictured on the cover of their magazine. A 52 year member of the Chattanooga Lions Club, in 2000 he was voted "Lion of Distinction" and a six diamond member Melvin Jones Fellow and in 1993 the International Lions news magazine did a write up on him. He was also awarded the Chattanooga Civitan Club's "Citizen of the Year" award. In 1969 he joined the Chattanooga Flyers Club and held every office during the years there.

He was a charter member of the St. John's United Methodist Church and held numerous offices including, Chairman of the Board, Church Treasurer, Vice-Chairman of the first building committee, Chairman of Trustees, Chairman of the Day Care Committee, President of the Church Bond Fund, Chairman of the Organ Fund Campaign, Chairman of the Pastor-Parish Committee and founder of the Trustees Perpetual Property Maintenance Fund.

An avid outdoorsman, he traveled extensively to hunt and fish in many parts of the world. He flew his own plane to many areas of this hemisphere, including Alaska and Central America in pursuit of his hobby. He was an active member of the volunteer scientific organization "Eartwatch and made 14 expeditions to different foreign countries in this capacity. These and other travels took him to 38 countries and all seven continents. Because of these travels he had numerous travel programs and took great pleasure in presenting them to various clubs and groups.

Col. Carl Lamberth

Col. Carl J. Lamberth, 91, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at his home.

He was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. He was a member of the Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church and the Beckman Sunday School Class. He was a graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Levenworth, Ks.

He served as a captain during WWII and remained in the reserve, serving many tours of active duty and was promoted to Colonel in 1968. He was retired in 1974 with 31 years of service and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

He was a lifetime member of the American Officers Association of America and the Reserve Officers Association.

A past president of the Chattanooga Downtown Lions Club, he was presented the Melvin Jones Award six times and the Lion of the Decade in 1987.

He was a past member of the Walden Club, the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club and the Lakeside Club at Arnold Air Force Base.

He was also employed and retired from two local companies: Container Corp of America where he was plant manager of the Corrigated Division and from Chattem Drug where he was purchasing manager. He was also the owner of Col. Carl J. Lamberth Investment Service.

Survivors include one stepson; three stepgrandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Dot Elliott of East Ridge; several nieces and nephews.
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