Laura Gillespie

Laura Mae Barnes Gillespie, 101, quietly transitioned to heaven Saturday morning, June 21, 2014, around 12:45 a.m. She is the direct descendant of Mr. Bennie and Amanda Barnes of Thomaston, Ga., by way of Culloden, Ga. She was the oldest living member of the Smith Barnes Reunion. She leaves to cherish her loving memories one daughter, Mrs. Ruth (Saul) WilliamsChattanooga; one son, Mr. Gregory (Linda) Spear, Maricopa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Trammell Chapel 913 ML King Blvd. Viewing will be 30 minutes before service. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hardwick & Sons Funeral Home, 423-267-1244

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