Rosie Back

Rosie Mareda Dent Back, 91, Soddy-Daisy, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at her residence. The daughter of the late Ephiam and Altha Jane Bowers Dent, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Estill Back; sons, Wayne Mullins, Terry Stephen Back; sisters, Bernice Massingale, Elizabeth Wolfe; brother, Floyd Dent; grandchildren, Michael Gene and Steven Arnold Kirby, Melissa Back; and great-granddaughter, Skylar Back. Survivors include her children, Roy Gene Mullins, Richmond, Ky., Elizabeth Joy (Charles) Kirby, Evarts, Ky., Ronnie Allen (Sue) Back, Sparta, Tenn., Larry Herd (Cheri) Back, Kissimee, Fla., Estina Jane (Jeff) Lowery, Soddy-Daisy; grandchildren, Hope Norman, Gay (Charles) Long, Rhonda (Troy) King, Lisa (Tommy) Witt, Tammie (Ondell) Meeks, Corey Back, Lauren, Aaron and Madison Lowery, Elisha Distin, Landon Hickey and Jason Marsh; great-grandchildren, Polly Fannin, Tyler Hickey, Dustin Hickey, Alex Fullmer, Ellis Distin, Gracie and Sam Norman, Beth and Gary Dale Kirby, Jannell and Jared Long, Cody and Macy King, Drake and Erica Witt, Lee and Logan Meeks and Brice Back; great-great-grandchildren, Abby, Lauren, Autumn, Isabelle, Hannah and Landon Kirby; special friend, Carolyn Eustice; special niece, Bobby Jean Massingale; several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Chattanooga for the wonderful care that they provided Rosie. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel with Rev. Jerry Kirby officiating. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Share your memories, stories and photos at Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy.

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