Shirley Ricketts

Hamilton County

Shirley Capps Ricketts, 74, of Coulterville in Sale Creek, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga.She was born July 23, 1939 in Sale Creek to the late James Clayton and Edith Pauline Shirley Capps. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sam Ricketts on May 1, 2013.Shirley was a homemaker, attended Sale Creek School, and was a member of Coulterville Baptist Church.Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Debra (Fred) Howard, of Sale Creek, and Donna Brown, of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Tim (Terri) Ricketts, of Maryville, and Tom (Betty Lowery) Ricketts, of Asheville, N.C.; brother, Don (Theresa) Capps, of Dayton; six grandchildren, Deena (Chris) McBeath, Laura (Brendan) Gambrel, both of Somerset, Ky., Jessica (Brian) Garner, Jennifer (Brian) Pressley, both of Asheville, N.C., Samuel C. Howard, Kelly Kirkpatrick, both of Sale Creek, Caroline Bishop and Kenny Dyer, both of Hixson; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services for Shirley will be held at noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Barry Purser and Rev. Bill Ewing officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Varner Cemetery in Soddy.Please share your memories of Shirley on her online guest register at family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton, Tenn., where they will receive friends after 5 p.m. today.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga or the Humane Society.The family extends a special thank you to the doctors and nurses of Hospice of Chattanooga for their kind and loving care during Shirley's final days.

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