Hamilton County

Beatrice VandergriffDemorhea Beatrice Simpson Vandergriff, 87, of East Ridge, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.She worked as a waitress at the Incline Restaurant for several years and was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church.Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents, High C. Simpson and Claudia Adams Simpson; sister, Oma Dee Gillintine; and her brother, High C. Simpson Jr.Survivors include her step-son, Jackie Vandergriff of Florida; two stepdaughters, JoAnn Williams, of Chattanooga and Cookie Kibbles, of Nashville; several grandchildren; sister, Nell Buck, Pensacola, Fla.; nephew, Nolan (Patty) Carter, Orlando, Fla.; several nieces.A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, June 20, in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South, with Harold McClure officiating.Visit to share words of comfort to the family.There will be no visitation at the funeral home.Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

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