Capeheart, Carolyn "Big Mama" (Birchwood)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Carolyn “Big Mama” Capehart, 95, of Birchwood, TN, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in a Cleveland health care facility. 

A resident of Birchwood since 1959, she was formerly from East Chattanooga. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church in Birchwood. Mrs. Capehart was involved in Birchwood Senior Neighbors and enjoyed needle point and gardening. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester “Coffee” Capehart; and her parents, William Sutton and Gussie Sutton Cunningham. 

Survivors include her three children, Charlotte Bischoff and husband, Jeff of Birchwood, Jim Capehart of Cleveland and Lewis Capehart and wife, Bobbie of Cleveland; and six grandchildren, David Capehart and wife Cindy of Chattanooga, Janet Bischoff of Birchwood, Maryanita Capehart of Trenton, Aleasha Verhaag of Virginia Beach, VA, Vann Bischoff and wife Amanda of Frisco, TX and Tyson Capehart of Cleveland. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor David Delmotte and Pastor Gary Powell officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in East Chattanooga. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service. 

Her family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 27 at the Fike Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to Gideon International P.O. Box 495 Harrison, TN 37341. 

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