Lorena Arnold Christie, 106, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in a local health care facility.
She was born Oct. 24, 1910, in Knifley, Ky., to the late Oscar and Ora Mae Arnold.
She was the oldest living graduate of Lindsey Wilson College.
Mrs. Christie was a member of East Brainerd Baptist Church and the Fidelis Class. She was also in the Sunshine Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Feese Christie; son, Jackie Lewis Christie; daughter, Joyce Elaine Christie; son-in-law, James Douglas Turner; great-granddaughter, Olivia Johnson; and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Turner of Trenton, Georgia and Elizabeth (David) Thompson of Rock Springs, Georgia; brother, Edwin Arnold; sisters, Nina Sublett, Yneth Broughton, and Justine Knifley; eight grandchildren, David Thompson, Jr., Frank G. Henley, Jr., Tonya Carol Henley, Chad Everette Henley, Robert Wallace Thompson, Jack Allen Thompson, Mark Justin Henley, and Rebecca Anne Johnson; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 14, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, July 15, from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 15, at 4 p.m. in the East Brainerd Chapel with Reverend Clay Moreland and Reverend Joel Southerland officiating.
Interment will be held on Monday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Brainerd Baptist Church, 1047 Graysville Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaEastBrainerdChapel.com.