Edna Knight Nabors, 93, died Friday, Dec. 7 at her home in Vonore.
Born in McMinnville she had been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Hixson (now known as The Gathering).
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lillard Nabors; four brothers, Herbert, Grady, Haskel and Estell Knight; three sisters, Junie Knight, Pauline Youngblood and Elsie Cantrell, all of McMinnville.
Survivors include her children, Bernice (Jerry) Parker of Vonore and James L. (Kay) Nabors of Hixson; grandchildren, Kerry Parker Celestini of Raleigh, N.C., Jason Ladd (Krista) Parker of Farragut; two step-grandchildren, Greg (Angie) Smith of Soddy-Daisy, and Sonja (Rodney) McCurdy of Sylvania, Ala.; four great-grandchildren, Victoria Celestini, John Celestini, Madison Parker and Jordan Parker, seven step-great-grandchildren, Caleb Smith, Megan Smith, Tyler McCurdy, Aaron McCurdy, Tristan Martin, Zacharia Martin and Benjamin Martin and a host of nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews and many special friends.
Funeral service was held Monday at North Chapel with Rev. Wayland Stewart officiating. Burial followed at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96208, Washington, D.C., 20090.
Arrangements by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN, 37343. For online condolances, visit www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 12, 2012