Kilgore, Clara Louise

Friday, December 20, 2013
Clara Kilgore
Clara Kilgore

Clara Louise Kilgore, of the Chattanooga area, died on Friday, December 20, 2013.  She was 77 years old.

She was born and raised in Whitwell, and has been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area.  Clara was a former employee with General Services.  She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church.

Clara Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Wilburn and Bell Kilgore; siblings, Charles, Carl, James and Wayne Kilgore and Hazel Henderson.

She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, James “Buddy” Kilgore, Sr.; children, Ruby Gourley, Sharon Kilgore, Jimmy Kilgore, Nicole Beene and Wade and his wife Deborah Kilgore; grandson, Xzaiden Beene; siblings, Paul Kilgore, Nell Brown, Betty Gay, Leona Kilgore and Naomi Shaffles; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, and 1-3 p.m on Sunday, Dec. 22, at the North Chapel. 

A funeral service for Clara Louise will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home chapel with her nephew Reverend Eugene Kilgore officiating.

The family has asked that you please make a memorial contribution in Clara’s name to a charity of your choice. 

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.  

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