Estill Reid Lovelady

Illness Forced Retirement from Hamilton Schools after 31 Years.
  Prof. Estill Reid Lovelady, 57-year-old retired Hamilton County teacher and a veteran of World War 1, died at his residence at Soddy some time Sunday  night.
   The retired teacher was found dead in bed by a member of the household of his sister, Mrs. Andy Shipley, where he made his home. Mr. Lovelady had been in ill health for the past several years.
   Hiss illness forced his retirement from the Hamilton County school system afer 31 years of service. He underwent surgery about three months ago.
   A native of Hamilton County, Prof. Lovelady was born on the farm of his parents, Madison and Jane Roberts Lovelady. His grandfather, the late James Lovelady, was a pioneer settler in Hamilton County, coming to Tennessee from North Carolina.
   Prof. Lovelady was educated in the Hamilton County schools, having graduated from Soddy High School more than 30 years ago. Later he was a student at East Tennessee Teachers College. He went overseas with the army in World War I and saw combat duty on the western front. Upon returning, he took up classroom work and had been a teacher in the Hamilton County school system since the early 1920's.
   Taught at Soddy
   Prof. Lovelady taught for years at the Soddy Elementary School. He also once was a member of the faculty of the Daisy Elementary School.
   He belonged to Cherokee Post No. 107, American Legion, and Lodge No. 418, F&AM, of which he was a past master.
   Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 Soddy Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles E. Bell and the Rev. J. B. McRee officiating. Burial will be in Lovelady Cemetery.
   Active pallbearers will be Stancel Mulkey, Joe Lovelady, Melvin Lovelady, George Irwin, Glen Card and Leonard Morgan.
   Honorary pallbearers are Supt. Roy Smith of the Hamilton County schools. County Judge Wilkes T. Thrasher, Prof. J. D. Bales, W. H. Hale, Prof. Earnest Eldridge, W. H. Eldridge, Prof. T. J. Bond, Prof. Kyle Snyder, David Eldridge, A. R. Franklin, Tom Lynch, Leland Gann, Amon Hale, Walter Curvin, Jack Jenkins, John Grismby, Fred Skillern, Clarence Hale, Clarence Elliott,Lewis James and members of the Cherokee Post 107 of the American Legion.
   Masons will have charge of graveside service.

Chattanooga Times, July 1, 1952

Chattanooga Times, July 1, 1952; Pg. 13

Submitted by Sallie Cox