Madge Clements Lockhart, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014.
She was an educational organization executive. She was born is Soddy-Daisy to the late Arlie and Ollie Clements.
She was a co-founder and president of Hermes Inc., now known as Life Bridges. She was owner and operator of Lockhart’s Learning Center Inc. of Cleveland and Chattanooga, and was co-founder of the Dawn Center in Hamilton County. She was an author of poetry, short stories and fiction.
She was president of the Cleveland Association of Retarded Citizens, president of Cherokee Easter Seal Society, Cleveland Creative Arts Guild, was on the board of directors of Tennessee Easter Seal Society, member of the Church of Christ and was an advocate for the handicapped.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie and Ollie Sparks Clements; son, Andrew J. Lockhart; brothers: Wallace, George Dean, James A. and John Clements; and sister Shirley Matherley.
She is survived by her children: Jacqueline (Mickey) West, Janice Watson and Jill (David) Smith; grandchildren: Mickey West Jr., Lisa Parris, Kimberly Lockhart, Andrew J. Lockhart IV, Madi Lockhart, Stephen B. Cash, Wade Cash, Davey Smith and Dustin Smith; and siblings: Betty Crawley, Dot Yasko, Lane Hall, Ben Clements, Jerry Clements and Larry Clements.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Minister James R. Lewis officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 this evening at the funeral home, and from noon until the time of service on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens
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