Betty Fairchild


ROSSVILLE Betty A. Fairchild, 81, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012 in a local healthcare facility.She was a member of Way of the Cross Baptist Church and her passions in life were making ceramics, making dolls, her flowers, gardening, sewing, bird watching and she loved attending church. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother.She was preceded in death by her husband, John Albert (Alb) Fairchild, Sr.; parents, Robert B. and Mary Jane Doss Newman; brother, James Newman; and sisters, Bobbie Nell Cyree and Peggy Murphy.Survivors include her five children, Fay (Cookie) Marsh, John Albert (Debra) Fairchild, Jr., Pat (Bill) Worley, Rhoda Fairchild (Steve) and Sandy Finney; brother, John Franklin Newman; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.comFuneral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with the Rev. Oscar Stapp officiating. Burial will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.The family will receive friends today and Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the funeral home.Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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