Edna Nabors

Hamilton County

Edna Knight Nabors, 93, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at her home in Vonore, Tenn. Born in McMinnville. Edna had been a long-time resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Hixson (now known as The Gathering).She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lillard Nabors; four brothers, Herbert, Grady, Haskel and Estell Knight; three sisters, Junie Knight, Pauline Youngblood and Elsie Cantrell, all of McMinnville.Survivors include her children, Bernice (Jerry) Parker, of Vonore and James L. (Kay) Nabors, of Hixson; grandchildren, Kerry Parker Celestini, of Raleigh, N.C., Jason Ladd (Krista) Parker, of Farragut, Tenn.; two step-grandchildren, Greg (Angie) Smith, of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., and Sonja (Rodney) McCurdy of Sylvania, Ala.; four great-grandchildren, Victoria Celestini, John Celestini, Madison Parker and Jordan Parker, seven step-great-grandchildren, Caleb Smith, Megan Smith, Tyler McCurdy, Aaron McCurdy, Tristan Martin, Zacharia Martin and Benjamin Martin and a host of nieces and nephews, Great and great-great nieces and nephews and many special friends.The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the North Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at North Chapel with Rev. Wayland Stewart officiating; burial to follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Smile Train, PO Box 96208, Washington, DC 20090.Arrangements by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN. 37343. Please share your thoughts and condolences at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com

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