July 12, 2014

Katherine ‘Katiebug’ Hixson Bearden

Miss Katherine “Katiebug” Hixson Bearden, 16, of Dalton, went home to be with Jesus after a hard battle with a brain tumor at Hamilton Medical Center on Friday, July 11, 2014.

Katie was born on July 26, 1997, in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was a senior at Southeast Whitfield High School where she received a Presidential Scholarship for medical school. She was beginning dual enrollment in the fall. Katie was always active in her school activities. She was in the church and school choirs. She loved to work with children. Katie enjoyed gym and dance at Dalton Dance.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Randall Hixson; and her grandmother, Stella Poteet.

Katie was the daughter of Chaplain Cyndi Bearden and Bree Cobb (Maw B) of Dalton; she is also survived by her great-grandmother, Evelyn Jacobs Tharp; her boyfriend of four years who sat faithfully by her side, Isaiah Olguin of Dalton; sisters, Krissy Frye of North Carolina and Amber Souther of Ringgold; brothers, Justin Morgan, Jacob Lynn and Hunter Morgan, all of Chattanooga; aunts, Linda Lynn, Tracy Moore, Tammy Nicholson and Tara Shed.

A funeral to celebrate the life of Miss Katherine “Katie” Hixson Bearden will be at noon Tuesday  at the chapel of Dalton Funeral Home with pastor Jason Brooks officiating.

Interment will be at Center Valley Cemetery in Chatsworth. Isaiah Olguin, Hunter Morgan, Tammy Nicholson, Jacob Lynn, Robby Moore and Nathan Pearson will be serving as pallbearers.

The family will be receiving friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 8 p.m. Monday.

All gifts and donations for our Katiebug will be greatly appreciated to help with expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton; (706) 529-5371.


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