SFC/E7 Emanuel Patterson, formerly of Chattooga County, (Summerville, GA), passed away February 26, 2009 in Atlanta, GA.  He retired after serving 24 1/2 years as a Drill Sergeant in the U.S. Army.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Patterson; two sons, Broderick and Britton Bateman; three brothers, Mr. John L. Patterson, Mr. Joe Patterson and Mr. Elvin Patterson; brother-in-law, Mr. Curtis Hudgins; sisters-in-law Ms. Cora Patterson; Ms. Mozelle Patterson and Ms. Edna Hudgins, Ms Annie Martin, Ms Myrtle Price and Ms Ramona Hudgins and a host of neices and nephews.  His request for cremation has been entrusted to Alfonso Dawson Mortuary in Atlanta, GA.