Clara Louise Kilgore, of the Chattanooga area, departed this life and entered her heavenly home on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. She was 77 years old. She was born and raised in Whitwell, and has been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. Clara was a former employee with General Services. She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church. Clara Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Wilburn and Bell Kilgore; siblings, Charles, Carl, James and Wayne Kilgore and Hazel Henderson. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, James "Buddy" Kilgore Sr.; children, Ruby Gourley, Sharon Kilgore, Jimmy Kilgore, Nicole Beene and Wade and his wife Deborah Kilgore; grandson, Xzaiden Beene; siblings, Paul Kilgore, Nell Brown, Betty Gay, Leona Kilgore and Naomi Shaffles; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the North Chapel. A funeral service for Clara Louise will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel with her nephew Rev. Eugene Kilgore officiating. The family has asked that you please make a memorial contribution in Claras name to a charity of your choice. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.