Tennessee Valley Theatre will miss Mr. Arlandes Horton.
HORTON, ARLANDRES – 77, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013. A native of Milan (Gibson County), Tennessee, he was the son of the late Arthur Horton and Effie Thomas Horton. He was the youngest of a family of eleven. Arlandres is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia C. Horton of Spring City, TN; brother, Rev. L. C. (O’Bell) Horton; sister Earline Sowell; devoted nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. His education, awards and activities include: Gibson County Public School, serving in the U. S. Army, Knoxville College, B. S. Biology and Chemistry; Tennessee Tech University, M. S. Guidance and Counseling; Ed.S Educational Administration and Counseling. Career: teacher, St. Jr. College, Lexington, MS; teacher, Carver High School Dayton, TN; principle, Dayton City School; teacher, Riverside Jr. High; East Side Jr.; guidance counselor, East Side; assistance personnel officer, Chattanooga Public Schools; principle, East Side Elementary, Chattanooga Middle, Brainerd Jr./Middle; Howard Elementary. Member Reed Chapel UMC, Spring City, TN; Sunday school supt./adult teacher committee member for District Supt./Holston Conference; Board of Ordained Ministers/Holston Conference Staff parish relations committee member; Certified Lay Speaker of the UMC; former member Rhea County community chorus; member of Spring City UMC Choir; member Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; 32nd Degree Mason; member of American Legion Post No. 203 Spring City, TN; Retired Teachers Association of Chattanooga and Rhea Counties; former Chaplain of Chattanooga Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association; retired 38 years, 5 months service; Chairman of the Board of Directors of Audrey Pack Memorial Library; former board member of Tennessee Valley Theatre. Awards include E. Harper Johnson Human Relations Award; Outstanding Leadership-President of CEA; Outstanding Service as Chaplain of Chattanooga Hamilton County Retired Teachers Association; Loyal Dedicated Service-Eastdale Elem. School; Spring City Jaycees-Man of the Year; Friend of Education; Tennessee Public Service Commission Award; Dedicated TEA Board Service Award. A memorial service including military honors will be held at Spring City United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev. Dale Wyrick presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Audrey Pack Memorial Library Foundation, c/o Donna Vaughn, P. O. Box 129, Spring City, TN 37381 and Tennessee Valley Theatre, c/o Harry Landreth, P. O. Box 81, Spring City, TN 37381. Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. http://www.vaughn-funeral-home.com