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Franklin Delano Haston

May 19, 1932 ~ February 11, 2018 (age 85)
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Our dear loved one, Franklin Delano “Papa” Haston, 85, of Chattanooga passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Ringgold, Georgia on February 11th surrounded by his loving family.


Franklin or “Frank” as he was called was born May 19, 1932 in Spencer, Tennessee, Van Buren County and attended Spencer High School and Mansfield Senior High School in Mansfield, Ohio. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and worked for the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga until his medical retirement in 1981. Frank was an honorary member of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama and was given the tribal name of “Running Fox” by the Principal Chief. He was also a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church in Chattanooga. Papa was a devoted husband and father who always thought of others. He dearly loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 


Frank was preceded in death by his parents Casto and Ida Grace Haston; wife Jo Ella Morgan Haston; sisters Lula Ray Haston, Flossy Mae Belle Bailey, Ova Mitchell Herder, Ethel Francis Gala and Wilma Joene Balf; brothers John Thomas Haston, Henry Taylor Haston, Elwood Casto Haston, Ernest David Haston and Cooper Hudson Haston.


He is survived by his daughter Sherry (Lynn) Goss of Ringgold; son Roger

(Doris) Haston of Ringgold; son Mark (Rachelle) Haston of Lincoln, NE; sister Lina Shelton Kuntz of Jacksonville, Florida; grandchildren Ryan (Treasure) Coulter; Whitney (Daniel) Hille; Blaine (Heather) Haston, Zachary (Lesley Ann) Goss, Bethany (Logan) Hixson, Alex Goss, John Haston; great grandchildren Alex, Camper, Scout, Hamilton, McKinley and JoElla; numerous nieces and nephews that he loved and cared for dearly.


The family would especially like to thank Hospice of Chattanooga, Chattanooga and NW Georgia locations for providing wonderful, loving care throughout his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Hospice of Chattanooga.

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Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 14th,at 1:00pm at Lane Funeral Home, South Crest Chapel, Rossville with Reverend Dr. Bill Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery at 2:00pm with full military honors.  His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


The family will receive friends from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, February 13th. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville. 

 Service Information

February 13, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory-South Crest
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741

Funeral Service
February 14, 2018

1:00 PM
Lane Funeral Home and Crematory-South Crest
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741

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