Lottie Wooden

Hamilton County

Lottie Louise Wooden of Orange Park, Fla., passed away Nov. 20, 2012.She was born Sept. 10,1924 in Dayton, Tenn., to Sallie and Jim Helton. She was raised in Chattanooga and was a graduate of Central High School. She met and married Cdr. William Wooden. Louise loved her Navy life and particularly loved the tours in London and Cuba. She served as a Gray lady in several cities. Louise was an avid gardener and was president of the Towhee Garden Club where she won many awards for her floral arrangements.She was an original member of the Altar Guild of Orange Park United Methodist Church and was a co-founder of the Friends of the Orange Park Library and served on the board of the Clay Behavioral Health Center. For forty-seven years Louise played bridge with a group of faithful friends. Louise lived out her Christian faith devoted to her family and friends.She was predeceased by her husband, Cdr. William Wooden; parents, Jim and Sallie Helton; son-in-law, Lance Lanier; brother, J.T. Helton; sister, Alline Burns.She is survived by her sisters, Lila Williams, Bernice (Doug) Sisemore, Peggye Bowman, JoAnn (Jimmy) Splawn, Christine Murray; and brothers, Johnny (Linda) Helton, Kenny (Diane) Helton. Louise leaves behind five children, Carol Lanier (Greg) Michaels, William Wooden Jr., Cynthia (Phyl) Kimball, Robert (Juli) Wooden and Nancy (Alan) Moodie. She loved her many nieces and nephews and her grandchildren, Carey (Keith), Caroline and James McCallar, Lea (Todd) and Tristan Johnston, Jennifer Michaels, Rollin Kimball, Rachel, Rebekah, Benjamin (Maria), Joseph (Hannah), Joshua and Gabe Wooden and William Moodie. Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel.The interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.Friends are invited to share memories with the family by visiting www.heritagefh.com.Donations may be made to Wounded Warriors.The family will receive friends from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.

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