Jewel McFarland

Hamilton County

Jewel Allen McFarland, 70, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.She was born in Port Arthur, Texas on Sept. 17, 1942, to the late Walter and Lucille Allen. Jewel married Dr. Bob McFarland on March 4, 1961. She was a blessing as she supported her husband in his ministry endeavors for over 50 years. She was deeply loved and appreciated by the multitude of people that she touched as she served her Lord and Savior.Jewel received a degree in Theology from Tennessee Temple Schools, a bachelor of religious education from Covington Theological Seminary and a masters of religious education from Covington Theological Seminary.She served as a Pastors wife for 19 years with Bobs last pastorate being at First Baptist Church, Whitwell, Tenn. She served with husband Bob, executive director at Bethel Bible Village for 12 years and over her tenure at Bethel she was a house mother to 25 boys for four years.Jewel was a member of Abbas House in Hixson. She taught 3rd thru 5th grade Sunday School and she was a faithful choir member at numerous churches throughout their ministry.Her volunteer endeavors included AAA Womens Service, Chattanooga, for six years as a counselor and in My Baby and Me Program; Oakwood Baptist Church for three years, Sonshine Ministry to shut-ins; Covington Seminary, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., as a Study Guide Proof Reader, Faculty Advisor and English Professor. Her favorite pursuit was being a Precept Bible Study Student for over 25 years.Survived by loving husband of 52 years, Dr. Bob McFarland; five children, Stephen Ray McFarland, of Athens, Ala., David Manley (Madaline) McFarland, of Soddy-Daisy, Rebecca Lee (Toby) McFarland Robinson, of West Frankfort, Ill.; JoAnna Keay (Andy) McFarland Roberson, of Greenwood, S.C. and Daniel William (Hope) McFarland, of Anna, Ill.; 16 grandchildren.A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. at Abbas House in Hixson, with Dr. Ron Phillips and Rev. Ronnie Phillips officiating.Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens Cemetery.The family will receive friends today, Aug. 3, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Abbas House in Hixson.Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Bible Village, 3001 Hamill Road, Hixson, TN 37343, or to Choices Pregnancy Resource Center of Chattanooga, 6232 Vance Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Please share your thoughts and memories at are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Highway 153 Hixson, TN 37343.

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