Reid, Barbara Jo Avans

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Barbara Reid
Barbara Reid

Barbara Jo Avans Reid was born on September 28, 1951, and died on May 9, 2019. 

Barbara was a devoted Christian, wife, mother and grandmother who lived her entire life caring for her family, friends and neighbors.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Gunter Lamar Avans and Joyce Ann Ritch and her granddaughter, Lauren Grey Junkins.

She leaves behind her husband of 50 years, Robert Lee Reid; her son Robert Scott Reid; her daughter and son-in-law Heather Joann Junkins and Michael Steven Junkins; grandsons Robert Brock Reid and Nicholas Stalvey; granddaughters Savannah Leighann Junkins, Gracie Katelyn Junkins, Cassie Stalvey and Abigail Joyce-Marie Junkins. 

Please join us in a celebration of her life lived for the Lord at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at New Shepherd Hills Baptist Church, 9820 Highway 58, Ooltewah, Tn. 37363.

Please share your memories of Barbara with the family at www.chattanoogaeastbrainerdchapel.com 

Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.


Reid, Ophelia Elizabeth Oliphant

Heard, Shirley Veela Holt

Wilson, Mary B.


Ophelia Elizabeth Oliphant Reid, 76, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Bertha Oliphant; brothers, ... (click for more)

Shirley Veella Holt Heard, 80, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in the Hospice Care Center. She retired from Life Care of Chattanooga after many years of service. She ... (click for more)

Mary B. Wilson, 99, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Chattanooga. Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995. (click for more)


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Heard, Shirley Veela Holt

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