Samuel Horne


Samuel Watson Horne, 82, of Cleveland, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 

He fought a valiant battle against Parkinsons and diabetes.  Having had diabetes for almost 69 years, he had a wealth of knowledge and experience that he shared with others. 

At the time of his retirement in November, he was Cleveland’s oldest barber. He had been a barber since 1961.  He was a member of Westmore Church of God.  Watson enjoyed fishing, listening to the Gaithers, and visiting with and ministering to friends, family, and customers as they sat in his chair. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 ½ years, Annis Ruth Campbell Horne; and parents, Jeff Herman Horne and Annie Maude Ross Horne.

Watson is survived by his four daughters:  Lynette (Terry) Hafley of Cleveland, Letha (Steve) McCurry of Cleveland, Debbie (Ben) Smith of Fort Worth, Texas, and  Carmen Darnell (Jay) Headrick of Dalton, Ga.; 11  grandchildren: Jason Hafley, Tanner (Amber) Hafley,  Jared (Sarah) McCurry, Erica (Brandon) Welch, Dr. Tyler (Lillian) McCurry, Piper (Joseph) Thomas, Mal Smith (Amber Laney), Jessica (David) Cervantes, Jimmy Darnell, Kaity Darnell (Cameron Sanchez), and Maci Headrick; 15 great-grandchildren: Cole Hafley, Claire Hafley, Landon Hafley, Jonah Hafley, Adia Welch, Lachlan Welch, Adelaide Welch, Abby Knecht, Charlee McCurry, Maggie McCurry, Liam McCurry, Koyt Thomas, Korben Thomas, and Kaiser Sanchez; one brother, Vaden (Amy) Horne of LaGrange Ga.; one sister, Mable (Russell) Short of Roanoke Va.; several nieces and nephews; and caregiver and friend, Linda Bafford.

The funeral will be held at Westmore Church of God at 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019, with Vaden Horne officiating. 

Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers, with sons-in-law and grandsons-in-law serving as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Serenity  (formerly Grissom) Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Hospice of Chattanooga/Cleveland team of The American Diabetes Association.

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