Gann, Alma Lee

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Alma Lee Gann, 88, of Sale Creek, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018.

Mrs. Gann was a member of Soddy United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a teacher's aide at Sale Creek School for many years and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Sale Creek Fire Depart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack R. Gann; sisters, Gertie Gann, Alice Moore and Betty Standifer.

Survivors include her daughter, Sheila (Charles) Millirons of Chattanooga; sister, Loretta Spradling of New Port Richey, FL; grandson, Taylor Millirons of Chattanooga; many special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the funeral home. A private family graveside will be held on Wednesday in Welsh-Rogers Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, Summit View Senior Community, 825 Runyan Drive Chattanooga, Tn. 37405.

Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy Daisy, Tn. 37379, 423 843-2525.

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