Major, Dorothy Elizabeth

Member Of Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Lived To 104

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Dorothy Major
Dorothy Major

Dorothy Elizabeth Major, 104, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, February 22, 2013.  

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Ave Maria Circle. Dorothy was born in Atlanta, on Sept. 6, 1908 to Earl and Estelle Stokes Billett. 

She was a devoted mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand Humbert Major; her parents, and a brother, John Meshack Billett.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Cecile Major of Dayton, Tn., and Charlotte Lorene Major (Dr. George H., Jr.) Latta of Chattanooga; three grandchildren, Dr. George H. (Teresa) Latta, III of Salt Lake City, Ut., Mary Elizabeth Latta (Dr. Rembert) McElhannon of Athens, Ga.; and Anne Louise Latta (John Elkins) Durden of Bartow, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth McElhannon, Jackson Stewart McElhannon and Caroline Anne McElhannon all of Athens, Ga., and Mary Elizabeth (Molly) Durden and John Elkins Durden III both of Bartow, Ga.

A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Jim Vick officiating.  Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105, or to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 501 S. Moore Road, East Ridge, Tn. 37412.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com.


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