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Mary Ruth Whisenant

December 14, 1933 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Mary Ruth Whisenant, 89, of Chattanooga passed away Thursday, September 7, 2023 in a local healthcare center.

A native of Copperhill, TN, Mrs. Whisenant enjoyed exercising, traveling, reading and quilting and she loved spending time with her family.

Mrs. Whisenant was of the Church of God faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt James Whisenant; son, Johnny R. Wilson; parents, John & Etta Crawford; and several siblings.

Survivors are her daughters, Elizabeth (Duane) Inghram, Ooltewah and Debbie (Ray) Johnson, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA;  daughter in law, Alecia Wilson, Chattanooga; 6 grandchildren, Lori (Eddie) Holcomb, Mandy (David) Bartal, Ashley (Michael) Lawrence, Amy (Michael) Thomas, Ben R. (Sarah) Campbell, and Emily (Michael) Dills; 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 10th at 2 pm in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Chad Harris officiating.   A graveside service will be held at 5 PM Sunday at Rockview Baptist Church Cemetery in Niota, TN with Drake Dills, Cole Dills, Michael Dills, Ben Campbell, Duane Inghram, and Michael Thomas serving as pallbearers.

You may share condolences with the family and view the service of livestream at www.heritagechattanoga.com

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 10th from 1-2 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.


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September 10, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Funeral Service
September 10, 2023

2:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org


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