Shirley Capps Ricketts, 74, of Coulterville went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga. She was born July 23, 1939, in Sale Creek, Tenn. 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, Tenn. and Donna Brown of Richmond, Va.; two sons, Tim (Terri) Ricketts of Maryville, Tenn. and Tom (Betty Lowery) Ricketts of Asheville, N.C.; brother, Don (Theresa) Capps of Dayton; six grandchildren, Deena (Chris) McBeath and Laura (Brendan) Gambrel both of Somerset, Ky., Jessica (Brian) Garner and Jennifer (Brian) Pressley both of Asheville, N.C., Samuel C. Howard and Kelly Kirkpatrick both of Sale Creek and Caroline Bishop and Kenny Dyer, both of Hixson; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Shirley will be held Saturday at noon in the chapel of Vanderwall Funeral Home with Dr. Barry Purser and Rev. Bill Ewing officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Varner Cemetery in Soddy, Tenn.
Please share your memories of Shirley on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com
The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton where they will receive friends Friday after 5 p.m.
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.