Vennie Lay, 81, passed on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in a local health facility. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ozzie and Rita Dykes, and one sister. Survivors include daughters, Ethelyn Moore (James Holder), Waco, TX, Mona (Allen) Reynolds, Chattanooga, Shelia (Bryan) McClendon, Ringgold, Ga.; son, Harold (Ella) Lay, Jr., Chattanooga; two sisters, Evelyn Ryals, Chattanooga, Maryjo McComb, Ariz.; 9 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and friends. Service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, Noon at Westside Baptist Church, Pastor Timothy Careathers officiating. Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery. The body will lie in state after Noon today; family visitation is from 6-7 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.