Lucille "Lucy" Ritchey Raulston
Lucille "Lucy" Ritchey Raulston, 87, of Rossville, GA passed away Sunday, June 4, 2023.
Mrs. Raulston was born in Dalton, GA but lived much of her life in Chattanooga and later in Walker County, GA. She was a 1954 graduate of Chattanooga Central High School. She was a member of Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church in Chickamauga.
Lucy was an artist, working mainly in watercolor but also other media. She exhibited and sold her work for much of her life. After retirement, Lucy spent several years volunteering with the Chattanooga Nature Center, the Rossville Public Library and the Tennessee Aquarium.
Mrs. Raulston was preceded in death by David, her beloved husband of 64 years; her parents, Opal Warmack Ritchey and H.L. "Don" Ritchey and a brother, Donald Ritchey.
Survivors include sons, David, Jr and wife Kathy, Flintstone, GA, Mark and wife Debbie, Harrison, TN. Three granddaughters, Alisha (Ray) Smith, Jennifer (Grayson) Ponder and Stephanie (Jeremy) Raulston and two great-granddaughters Emerlyn and Elarie Smith; brother Jerry (Norene) Ritchey and several nieces and nephews.
A very special thank you to NHC HealthCare Fort Oglethorpe and Caris Healthcare for providing unwavering support and care during her stay,
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forest Hills Cemetery with Pastor Zach Fitzgerald officiating.
The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30–10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.