May 6, 1932 - October 24, 2020
Alice Ruth Hooker Southerland, 88, of Cleveland, Tennessee was called to her heavenly home on October 24, 2020. Alice was born to Clell C. Mayes (father) and Naomi Henson Mayes (mother) on May 6, 1932 and raised in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Alice was the oldest of four siblings: Lee Mayes Rose, Clellene Mayes Cole, and Betty Mayes Baker. As a young adult, she began traveling to Cleveland, Tennessee to stay with her grandparents. It was there that she met and eventually married Raymond A. Hooker. Together, they dedicated their marriage in serving Christ at Big Spring Baptist Church. After the loss of her husband Raymond and years later, she met and married William (Bill) Southerland. Bill and Alice were faithful members of Philippi Baptist Church. Throughout her years, Alice’s great passion was her love of Jesus, her family and her church. Alice was well known for her career as an Instructor of Cosmetology but was most passionate about teaching children about Jesus. She found joy in spending time reading the Bible and talking to everyone about the love of Christ. Loving family members that remain to celebrate her life are, Samuel Raymond Hooker (son) and Debbie Day Hooker (daughter in law), Jonathan Clell Hooker (son), Steve Anthony Hooker (son) and Diane Greene Hooker (daughter in law) and Donna Hooker Mowery (daughter). Brothers in Law, Virgil Hooker and Larry Cole. Loving grandchildren, Jason Hooker (Kasie), Tara Hooker Denton (Chad), Jon Hooker, Jacqueline Hooker Daffinson (Joshua), Justin Mowery, and Jarod Mowery. Great grandchildren surrounding her with love are, Sam Hooker, Jr., Liz Hooker, Ali Hooker, Daniel Denton, Eli Denton, Annaliese Daffinson, and Julian Daffinson. Loving nieces Sarah Cole Ownby, Malinda Hooker, Alma Parker, Wilma Parker, Wanda Hooker, Wilma Hooker, and nephews Roger Hooker, Dennis Parker, Ronnie Parker, Charles Pullen and Bob Pullen. A Remembrance of Life Service will be held at 7pm Wednesday at Philippi Baptist Church, 2484 Harrison Pike, Cleveland Tennessee with Pastor Sammy Hooker officiating along with other family members sharing. A private graveside will be on Thursday morning at Hillcrest Cemetery, Cleveland, Tennessee The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 until 7pm at the church. Out of the abundance of caution the family requests those visiting wear a mask. Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee St. Chapel has charge of the arrangements.
Alice Ruth Hooker Southerland, 88, of Cleveland, Tennessee was called to her heavenly home on October 24, 2020. Alice was born to Clell C. Mayes (father) and Naomi Henson Mayes (mother) on May 6, 1932 and raised in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Alice... View Obituary & Service Information
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