Sylvia Hampton Arwood died on August 26, 2010 at a local health care facility after an extended illness. She was born in Murray County, Georgia on January 23, 1918 the fifth of seven children of Mark Clifton Hampton and Zora Mercilla Allen. Her husband, Oscar Alfred Arwood died in 1963.
She retired from nursing at Erlanger Hospital in 1983, but continued caring for elderly family members and others. She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church for over 50 years.
She is survived by four children, Joanne Elizabeth and husband Richard Swisher, James Mitchell Arwood and wife Lynn, Kenneth Marshall Arwood and wife Patricia, all of Chattanooga; Glenda Faye Ramsey of Peoria, Illinois; a sister, Lois Hampton Jones of Murphy, N.C., and by six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM Monday, August 30 at Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 PM Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Alzheimer's Association, S.E. Tennessee Chapter, or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel. Share your thoughts and memories on line at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.