Mary Charlotte “Pat” Wooten Hunt


Mary Charlotte “Pat” Wooten Hunt, 77, left earthly life on January 29, 2021, at Welcome Home of Chattanooga.

Foremost, Charlotte loved her family. She also enjoyed reading, hiking, laughing, taking a spontaneous adventure, pondering answers to life’s more difficult questions, and the pleasures that her lifestyle, less focused on materialism, allowed her to provide to others. A determined, optimistic, and creative woman, she found joy in supporting and comforting others. A passionate teacher, Charlotte’s final lesson plans were informal, but powerful, as she bravely, humorously, practically, realistically, and joyfully modeled how to live with ALS.    

A 1960 graduate of Murray County High School, Hall School of Nursing, and Brenau College, Charlotte began as a CNA and, over 50 years, her career grew to perform roles as Administrator, Nursing Instructor, and Leader within hospitals, businesses, healthcare, and civic associations. An eager learner and faithful servant to God, she was a member of Adventist Church in Dalton and an associate member of the Mineral Springs Methodist Church, Dalton. 

She is preceded in death by her parents Clarence “Buster” and Frankie King Wooten; husband of twenty-eight years, Neil Hunt, a conservation award winning Journalist; Sister Sandra Wooten Woodrum; heart-daughter Karen Butler Scheriff; grandson Jacob; and Jacob’s mother, Heather Stanley Jackson.

Survivors include son Damon Hunt and his wife Carol; brother, David Wooten and his wife Joyce; Sisters Betty Jean Wooten Bartley, Wanda Wooten White; heart-Brother James Woodrum; and many beloved nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchild. 

A memorial service to honor and remember Charlotte will be held at Petty-Fairy Valley Park, likely in late 2021, when loved ones can safely hug each other. Until then, the family invites those who knew Charlotte to enjoy a walk within Petty-Fairy Valley, as Charlotte so often did. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Welcome Home of Chattanooga or local churches.


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