Mrs. Charlotte Hodge Bowden

October 24, 1926October 21, 2010

Charlotte Hodge Bowden went home to be with her Lord on October 20, 2010. She was born in South Pittsburg, Tennessee on October 24, 1926. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Chattanooga for 47 years, where she was very active as a Sunday School teacher and in other areas of the church. She had worked at Interstate Life, in a law office, and retired from TVA where she was the first woman employed in the Nuclear Operations Division in Chattanooga.

Charlotte is in heaven with her parents, Rev. Paul Ransom Hodge and Carrie Lee Allison Hodge Gfroerer; sister Mary Helen Hodge Neale and brother-in-law Jack Laws Neale; sister-in-law Shirley Norris Hodge; niece Loretta Neale Kaiser.

She is survived by her daughter Paula Bowden Wilson; son Robert Whitney Bowden and daughter-in-law Danna Wood Bowden; grandchildren Sam and Betsy Bowden, Matthew and Adam Wilson; granddaughter-in-law Shannon Wilson; great- grandson Micah; brother Lyman Hodge; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a short visitation after church on Sunday morning in the Atrium of Concord Baptist Church. Private graveside services will be held Monday 9:30 A.M. at Hamilton Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family and friends will meet for a Celebration of Life service on Monday at 11:00 A.M. at Concord Baptist Church with Rev. David King officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the World Mission Offering or the Building Fund at Concord Baptist Church, 7025 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 or Chattanooga Hopes Cancer Support Group, 7227 Fairington Circle, Hixson, Tennessee 37343. Please share your thoughts and memories at Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Brainerd Chapel, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, October 25, 2010

Mrs. Charlotte Hodge Bowden

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Clinton and Kathy Palmer

October 29, 2010

Paula, we are so sorry to hear about your mom. We have such good memories of her and still remember the dinner at your house before our prom! We know she was always so proud of you, and your love for her so deep. Please know we are thinking of you and your whole family and remembering her!

Kathy Jennings Wells

October 27, 2010

Dear Paula,
I have such sweet memories of your Mom. She looks wonderful. I wish I was there. I would love to see you. I buried my Mom one month ago in Chattanooga. She was living here with us in South Carolina when she passed away with cancer. I hope you are doing well. Love, Kathy Jennings Wells

Tammy Langley

October 26, 2010

Charlotte was a special lady. Our mother, Ethel Craze, went to church with her for years. After our mother's stroke, Charlotte would come by to visit and would always send her cards which would brighten her day. She went home to be with the Lord on Nov 2nd and Charlotte came to the funeral home. She was so sweet and had such a sweet, warm smile. Our hearts go out to the family. The Craze Family -- Linda Renfro, John Craze, Tammy Langley and Mitzi Stoner.

Ramona Sumner

October 22, 2010

Charlotte was a wonderful Christian lady. She was one of the people that really made me feel welcomed at Concord Baptist Church. I will really miss her standing in the Atrium to greet people on Sunday mornings.