Lauren Ling

Hamilton County

Lauren O'Dell Ling died Saturday, April 6, 2013 after a brief illness.She was born March 25, 1955 in Chattanooga, Tenn. She grew up on Lookout Mountain and was educated at Girl's Preparatory School where she graduated in 1974. She attended The University of Georgia.She was married to Dr Brian Ling and they lived in Asheville, N.C. Lauren recently moved back to Chattanooga and shortly discovered she had cancer. Lauren loved tennis and was nationally ranked as a junior. Later, she shot skeet, was a state champion and Sport's Illustrated Hall of Fame inductee- as well as a Junior Runner up World Champion. She also enjoyed shooting sporting clays.She loved art throughout her life and was always learning new skills in Photography, Drawing, Collage, and Jewelry Design. She was preceded in death by her father, John Edward O'Dell; her brother, John Lasley , O'Dell; and Dr. Brian Ling.She is survived by her daughter, Logan A. Ling; her mother, Elaine Lasley O'Dell (Lookout Mountain); three sisters, Anne O. Faulk, Charlotte (Betsy) O. Scanlan (William), Katherine O. Bailey (Joseph); Several Nieces and Nephews, Hamilton Faulk, R. Kingsley Brock, John K. Brock, Katherine M. Brock, Thomas O'Dell, Cameron O'Dell, Betsy Bailey, Will Bailey, Brandon Miller; As well as her childhood nurse Francis Martin.Services will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Tuesday, April 9, with visitation at 2 p.m. and the service following at 3 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the book of Remembrance St. Paul's Episcopal Church 305 West Seventh Street at Pine, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402.Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, St. Elmo.

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