Agnes Fine Rudd

January 25, 1925September 28, 2021

Agnes Fine Rudd died on September 28, 2021.

Agnes was born on January 25, 1925 in Chattanooga, TN, to the late Dr. Eugene C. and Willie Fine Rudd.

She was a graduate of Chattanooga High School, Class of 1943, and McKenzie Business College in Chattanooga.

For 37 years Agnes was employed with the Hamilton County School System, first as Secretary to the Elementary School Supervisors, next as Record Clerk and finally as Manager of the Personnel Office. Her greatest desire was to always be of help to teachers and principals. She was a member of the Hamilton County Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Retired Teacher Association, the Southeastern and Tennessee Associations of School Business Officials. After retirement in 1981 Agnes became a longtime volunteer in Cardiac Services at CHI Memorial Hospital.

For over 80 years, Agnes was an active member of Northside Presbyterian Church serving as Deacon, Elder, Primary Sunday School Teacher, Circle Leader, and Volunteer Receptionist.

She is survived by her extended family, Joe (Karan) Gooden of Knoxville; Sam Gooden of Chattanooga; godson, Christopher (Dr. Katie) Gooden; and their children; Andrew, Emily, and Anna, all of Chattanooga.

Graveside services will be held at Chattanooga Memorial Park on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 11:00 AM EDT, with Dr. Paul Rader officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 441 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

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Joe Gooden

October 16, 2021

Just in these last 30 days, Aunt Agnes told me that my late Father, L. Kimble Gooden, was like the brother she never had. We feel honored, for her to call us her extended family. I believe she thought of her church members, co-workers, as well as Lots of friends … as family also. Although I was aware she was an Elder at her church, she may have mentioned it, one time. Instead, she Lived that role, as well as anyone I’ve ever known. Godspeed, Aunt Agnes Rudd!

Bobbie Sneed

October 12, 2021

Dearest love to the Gooden family for their loving care, Agnes loved each of you with her whole heart. Blessings my friends.