Bettye Wells Eaves, 87, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013.Mrs. Eaves was born in Erin, Tenn., to Oscar M. and Sallie W. Wells. She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and belonged to the Wesley Sunday School Class as well as the Older Adults Group. She had been an active member of the United Methodist Womans Society, holding several offices over the years.Surviving are her children, Patricia Eaves (Alfred) Scott, Joseph Edwin (Linda Witt) Eaves Jr. and Janet Eaves Sherrill; grandchildren, Beth (Jim) Guillot, Stacey (Jimmy) Porter, Jennifer (Jon) Czerwinski, Jonathan Sherrill, Joseph E. (Terri Lynn) Eaves III, Elizabeth Eaves and Patrick Eaves; as well as five great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Joseph Edwin (Edd) Eaves Sr.; her parents, and siblings, Irene Wells, Odessa Wells Harrison, Hazel Wells Moore, Artie Wells, Murriel Wells and Verble Wells.Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, March 25, at the funeral home with the Rev. Genevieve DeHoog officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or Brainerd United Methodist Church.The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff and residents of Hickory Valley Retirement Community for their love, support and caring during mothers final years.Two years ago God sent two special Angels into our lives to care for mother. These Angels loved and comforted Mother during the grieving process of Dads passing and then Mothers failing health. With each passing day Mother encountered hurdles to overcome and these Angels helped her to navigate life and the healing process. Thank you to these two special Angels and May God Bless you both, B.J. Boyd and Genevieve DeHoog.Please share your condolences at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road.