Dorothy Major

Hamilton County

Dorothy Elizabeth Major, 104, of Chattanooga passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Ave Maria Circle. Dorothy was born in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 6, 1908 to Earl and Estelle Stokes Billett. She was a devoted mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand Humbert Major; her parents and a brother, John Meshack Billett.Survivors include two daughters, Mary Cecile Major, of Dayton, Tenn., and Charlotte Lorene Major (Dr. George H., Jr.) Latta, of Chattanooga; three grandchildren, Dr. George H. (Teresa) Latta, III, of Salt Lake City, UT, Mary Elizabeth Latta (Dr. Rembert) McElhannon, of Athens, Ga.; and Anne Louise Latta (John Elkins) Durden, of Bartow, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth McElhannon, Jackson Stewart McElhannon and Caroline Anne McElhannon all of Athens, Ga., and Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Durden and John Elkins Durden, III both of Bartow, Ga.A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Jim Vick officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 501 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, Tennessee 37412.Please share your thoughts and memories at

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