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Caroline McBrayer Hatfield

Caroline McBrayer Hatfield, 69, of Chattanooga passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012.

She attended Bledsoe County High School and graduated from Cardome Academy Private Girls School in Georgetown, Kentucky. She attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville one year prior to entering Erlanger. She graduated from Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing in Chattanooga. Following graduation, she was employed at Erlanger in Chattanooga, Hamilton County Health Department and retired from Memorial Hospital Home Health in 2008.

She was of the Baptist faith, a loving wife, mother and Nana.

She was preceded in death by loving parents, J. D. McKechnie and Virginia McKechnie Grills; first husband, William Clyde McBrayer; and brother, Jerry McKechnie.

Survivors include her loving husband, Tom Hatfield; loving children, Jeff (Celine) McBrayer, Cindy K. (Bob) Hiestand, step-son, William McBrayer; two precious grandchildren, Rylee McBrayer, William T. Hiestand; two brothers, David (Sarah) McKechnie of Henderson, Kentucky, Arthur K. (Martha) McKechnie of Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Nancy McKechnie of Pikeville; three step-children, Farrah (Matt) Fields, Rhonda (Chris) Cagle, both of Pikeville, Ron (Deanna) Hatfield of Kennesaw, Georgia; five grandchildren; one step great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held January 2 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charlie Arms officiating. Interment was in Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson.

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Arrangements were made by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist in Chattanooga.

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