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Barbara Treadway Hyde, 83 passed away at the home she shared with her daughter and son-in-law, Charla and Steve Conway.  A Knoxville native, she was the daughter of Bess and Robert Treadway.  She was born on April 17, 1936.  Barbara retired after 30 years of service from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she served in several administrative posts, including testing coordinator and counseling center assistant.  In her various roles at UTC, Barbara supported the work of faculty and staff colleagues while helping hundreds of students attain their educational goals.  It was through her efforts to help and care for students that she truly found her calling.

A graduate of UT Knoxville, Barbara was active in campus life and was a member of the Pride of the Southland Marching Band Majorette Corps.  After graduating, she made Chattanooga her home.  She was an animal lover and advocate who trained and showed dogs professionally, especially her beloved German Shepherds.  Her passion for helping students and their families, as well as her love of sports, led her to volunteer with Coach Robert High’s Brainerd High School basketball program.  For several years she assisted with a wide range of activities in support of the team and was one of their biggest fans.  Barbara’s quick wit, her care for others and willingness to take on new challenges were qualities that endeared her to all who loved her.  She will truly be missed by her family and friends.  Barbara was of the Catholic faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bess and Robert Treadway and her father-in-law, Arlie Hyde. She is survived by her daughters, Charla Hyde (Steve) Conway and Robyn Hyde; godson, Daryl Yarbrough; grandchildren, Ashley and Justin Lumpkin, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Barbara’s memory to the McKamey Animal Center, 4500 N. Access Road, Chattanooga., TN 37415, mckameyanimalcenter.org.  A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

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  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    Barbara was my first true boss as a student at UTC. Her passion was helping others. She loved her students and we will miss her. Rest in pease Barbara “Nessanew”.
    ~ Vanasia Conley Parks   Harrison, TN
  • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    Barbara poured a lot into helping me meet my educational goals. I worked for her for 3 years at UTC. She taught me a lot about life and people. I will never forget her and her generosity to me. Thanks Barabara
    ~ Donna Witherow Crutcher   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    I can still see Barbara sitting behind our bench collecting those shooting shirts and following us all over the southeast to play basketball. A true BHS Basketball supporter. I will always cherish our friendship. You will be missed by so many people, especially BHS people. Keep the ball dribbling until!!! We love you Barbara, Rest In Peace.
    ~ Robert High   Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    Our Granny Barbara was one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever know inside and out.She had a heart of Gold and such a kind and loving, encouraging grandma.She was so full of life and had a strong passion for helping others and loved her sports.She was BHS biggest fan and she will be missed by many.She left a powerful impact on anyone who crossed her path and you will never be forgotten pretty lady. We will miss your beautiful smile and you’re charming southern belle wit and Justin’s favorite, those delicious Key Lime Pie’s! Rest In Peace my love! Love you a bushel and a peck!
    ~ Ashley & Justin Lumpkin   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    Our Granny Barbara was one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever know inside and out.She had a heart of Gold and such a kind and loving, encouraging grandma.She was so full of life and had a strong passion for helping others and loved her sports.She was BHS biggest fan and she will be missed by many.She left a powerful impact on anyone who crossed her path and you will never be forgotten pretty lady. We will miss your beautiful smile and you’re charming southern belle wit and Justin’s favorite, those delicious Key Lime Pie’s! Rest In Peace my love! Love you a bushel and a peck!
    ~ Ashley & Justin Lumpkin   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    Ms.Barbara will be truly missed
    ~ Jeulian high   Chattanooga, TN