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Carolyn Sue Alexander, 84, of Dalton and formerly of Ringgold and La Jolla, Calif., passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga after a brief illness.
Carolyn was born on July 13, 1932, in Ringgold to the late Charles Hoyt and Ruth Wilson Alexander.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, infant Howard Alexander, Charles Vernon Alexander Sr., Robert Henry "Bob" Alexander; half-brother, Laverne Gibson Alexander; sisters, Annie Kate Alexander and Audrey Alexander Keen; half-sister, Virginia Alexander Marshall; paternal grandparents, Robert Henry and Ella Nipper Alexander; maternal grandparents, D.F. and Ora Buffington Wilson.
Survivors include one brother, Paul Wayne Alexander of Ringgold; one sister, Christine Alexander Williams of San Diego, Calif.; nieces and nephews.
Carolyn graduated with honors from Ringgold High School and worked as a medical secretary. She was retired from Scripp Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, Calif. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church where she was a volunteer for many years.
A memorial service is on Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Dalton at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Susan Butler officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The family asks that flowers be omitted and memorials made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home, Crematory and Monuments of Chatsworth; (www:shawnchapmanfh.com).
Published on June 29, 2017
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