Kelsay, Carrie Evalyn "Becky"

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Carrie Evalyn "Becky" Kelsay, 80, a long-time resident of the Chattanooga area, died on Tuesday, December 24, 2013.  

She was born on March 20, 1933 in Graysville and attended Central High School.  Becky was a wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church.  Becky was well-known as a very talented musician on the organ and used her talent in several local churches.

She was preceded in death by one son, Francis Donald Kelsay; her parents, Francis and Lura Swearingen; brothers, Bill, Ben, Chick, and Tom Swearingen; and sisters, Francis Mae Norman, Martha Seaton, and Mildred Green.


Survivors include her husband of  63 years, W.O. (Orman) Kelsay; daughter, Judy (Charlie) Talafuse, Lewisville, Tx., sons, Billy and Donald Kelsay, Soddy; grandson, Eric Talafuse;  great-grandaughters, Erica and Mandy; sisters, Grace Fults and Betty Ann Rice; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Bert Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 466 Riverside Drive, Suite D, Chattanooga, Tn. 37406.


The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, at Legacy Funeral Home.


Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy Daisy.

Share your memories, stories and photos at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.



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