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CHATTANOOGA, TN: Gunter Lamarel “Red” Avans, age 87, passed away November 24, 2018. Lamar was a native of Dade County, GA.; resident of Chattanooga, TN. He was a rare man whose generosity and compassion toward others extended to all people, not just family and friends. Until his health failed he worked tirelessly to help others. His main concern was to honor God by not hurting anyone’s feelings.

He will be SORELY missed; his passing leaves a vacuum in his family that no one can ever fill. We love you eternally, Daddy. See you soon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gunter and Emma Avans; sisters Ernestine Avans and Prinel Batey; granddaughter Lauren Junkins.

He is survived by his eldest daughter, Barbara Reid and husband, Robert, of Ooltewah, TN; eldest son S. L. Avans and wife, Wanda of Huntsville, AL; daughter Trena Holaday and husband Tim of Flintstone, GA., son Gary Avans, Chattanooga, TN.; son Stephen Avans and wife Carrie; grandsons Scott Reid, Lucas Avans, Darrell Avans; granddaughters Heather Junkins, Alicia Avans, Emmaleigh Avans; six great-grandchildren; three brothers Sherman Avans, Gary C. Avans, and Terry Avans; three sisters Brenda Moore, Jean Hill, and Karen Haun; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Trenton Chapel with his brother Terry Avans officiating. Burial will follow in Gibb Dock Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday 4:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM ; Tuesday 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM.

Please leave your thoughts and prayers at www.moorefuneralhometrenton.com

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton, Georgia