Obit: Azalee Neff

Obit: Azalee Neff

February 24th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Azalee Bray "Lee" Neff, 86, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.She was born in Millport, Ala., to William and Kate Bray and raised in Houlka, Miss. She graduated from Houlka High School and received her R.N. from the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. A resident of Chattanooga for 48 years, she worked at Diagnostic and Valley Hospitals and McCallie School. She was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church.Lee was predeceased by her husband, retired LCDR John Ford Neff; her parents; sister, Kate Jenkins; and brother, James Bray.She is survived by her children, John (Clara), Brad (Susan) and Nancy; grandchildren, SSGT John (Stacy), SPEC Walther (Sonia), Jonathan (Linda) Hoag; great-granddaughter, Chelsea Hoag; siblings, Willa Hand, Ann Olive (Denny Donovan), and Bill Bray (Rae); several nieces and nephews.She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be remembered for her gentle ways, gracious manner, and infinite kindness. A memorial service will be announced later.In lieu of flowers, please remember Lee with a contribution to the Humane Educational Society, Chattanooga.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.