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Ethel Geraldine "Jerri" Gillespie Chaffin
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1916
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 2004
Tennessee, USA

McMinnville resident and Smith County native Geraldine Chaffin, 88, died Aug. 3 at Life Care Center in Sparta. A homemaker, longtime volunteer with River Park Hospital [McMinnville, Warren Co., TN] and a member of Northside Baptist Church [McMinnville, Warren Co., TN] , she was the daughter of the late Jimmie and Margaret Henry Gillespie; and was preceded in death by husband, H.C. Chaffin; daughter, Linda Whaley; sisters, Henrietta Burgess and Lucille McKinney; and brothers, Lum, Tad, Vernice and J.D. Gillespie.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Edna Chaffin of Sparta; son-in-law, Pink Whaley of McMinnville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Braxton Hunter officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory [Smartt Station, Warren Co., TN]. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until time of service today at McMinnville Funeral Home. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard (McMinnville, Tenn.) Fri, Aug. 6, 2004, p. 2-A

 
 
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 Parents:
  Jimmie Gillespie (1884 - 1966)
  Margaret Jane Henry Gillespie (1886 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  H.C. Chaffin (1916 - 1982)*
 
 Children:
  Linda Sue Chaffin Whaley (1946 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Benton Gibbs (1905 - 1964)**
  Lucius Gillespie (1909 - 1911)*
  Columbus Edward Gillespie (1910 - 1988)*
  Elisha Newton Gillespie (1913 - 1979)*
  Mary Henrietta Gillespie Burgess (1915 - 1995)*
  Ethel Geraldine Gillespie Chaffin (1916 - 2004)
  Vernice Loftin Gillespie (1920 - 1994)*
  George Washington Gillespie (1922 - 1930)*
  Fleta Lucille Gillespie McKinney (1926 - 2002)*
  James Denver Gillespie (1928 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Gardens of Memory Cemetery
McMinnville
Warren County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: JanisG
Record added: Dec 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81700372
Ethel Geraldine Jerri <i>Gillespie</i> Chaffin
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Ethel Geraldine Jerri <i>Gillespie</i> Chaffin
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