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J. Lynn (Shorter) Hanks

December 23, 1948 ~ September 19, 2019 (age 70)


J. Lynn Hanks, resident of Ringgold, Georgia, formerly of Windsor, CT passed away on September 19th 2019 at the age of 70.   She was born and raised in Big Stone Gap, VA to Mary Beatrice Shorter and Cato Hadras Shorter.  She was the 3rd of four children.  She graduated from Bland High School in VA and earned her Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Hartford.   She worked as an IT professional for Cigna from 1978-2003.  She loved camping, dancing, drawing, and spending time with her family.   

She leaves her daughter Tahjah Brown, her son in law Shane Brown and three grandsons, Jayden, Ryan and Brandon Brown; her daughter Taynia Hanks; her son Terin Hanks, her daughter in law Chasiree Hanks and granddaughter Savannah Hanks; Her sister Gail Shorter Judson and her two brothers Carey and Donald Shorter and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.   

Her viewing will be held on October 4th 2019 from 4:00-8:00pm at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

Her funeral service is Saturday October 5th at 1:00pm at Orchard Knob Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN.  

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October 4, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory (Ft. Oglethorpe)
3239 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Funeral Service
October 5, 2019

1:00 PM
Orchard Knob Baptist Church
1734 East 3rd Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404

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