Rhea McClanahan


RINGGOLD Rhea Garrett McClanahan, 86, died Wednesday, April 28, 2011. He had been a resident of Ringgold for over 50 years and was a member of Ringgold United Methodist Church. Mr. McClanahan was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp, serving in many of the theatres of the Pacific Campaign in World War II. He received his Masters Degree from MTSU and had been a science teacher and also had been a principal of several schools before retiring as principal of Tiger Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Hattie Reese McClanahan and wife, Martha Gene Combs McClanahan; sisters, Ruby, Pearl and Opal.Survivors are daughters, Melba (Steven) Weese, Canton, Ga., Vida Rush, Tunnel Hill, Ga.; brother-in-laws, William J. Combs, Chattanooga, John B. Combs, Tallapoosa, Ga.; grandchildren, Dylan Rush, Will Rush, and Rachel Weese.Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Purrington officiating. Interment in Anderson Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Catoosa County Children's Fund, P. O. Box 130, Ringgold, GA 30736.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute.The family will receive friends after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

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