In Memoriam

Burning Candles

Here is a simple marker for those wonderful souls I have known throughout my brief, but lovely, time on this world we call Earth. Each person listed on this page is someone who affected my life in one way or another. Some were relatives. Some were friends. All were important to me. Our lives are the sum of our experiences, and the people we meet along the way are part of the experience. Each of these people helped make me who I am.


MARTHA SUE CHANEY
aunt
Apr 23 1964 – Aug 12 2017


ROBERT MARCUS “MARK” SHORT
cousin
Jan 8 1929 – Jun 12 2017


ALLEN NEWTON LOVELACE, JR.
uncle
May 8 1933 – Apr 11 2016


ELIZABETH “BETH” McDANIEL
friend
Nov 15 1952 – Feb 13 2015


PAMELA TUCKER NICKELL
former mother-in-law
Jan 17 1952 – May 1 2015


DEBBIE ROARK DUFFIE
cousin
Feb 27 1965 – July 27 2014


JOANN MONTGOMERY
cousin
May 30 1944 – May 20 2014


ELIZABETH “LIBBY” POSEY
family friend
1939 – Jun 6 2013


PEGGY JOYCE CHANEY
mother
May 11 1933 – Dec 30 2011


JOHN DAVID FAUCETTE
friend
Sep 2 1964 – Oct 5 2010


MICHAEL GLADDEN
cousin
Mar 30 1955 – Feb 25 2010


EDITH ISABEL CHANEY
aunt
Jan 12 1918 – Feb 23 2010


BILLIE JEAN HOYLE
family friend
1946 – Jul 13 2006


LOYD SHORT
uncle
Sep 01 1939 – Oct 28 2005


ELISABETH “BETH” ADAMS
friend
Jan 19 1968 – Jul 11 2004


LORETTA LEE CHANEY
aunt
Jan 04 1935 – Jul 09 2002


DORETHA ODELL “SIS” CHANEY
aunt
Mar 28 1924 – Apr 12 2002


THOMAS WALTER NICKELL
former father-in-law
Apr 29 1951 – Apr 07 2002


JOE DIXON “J. D.” RHEA
uncle
Mar 13 1930 – Aug 04 2001


“MA” COLENE GETTYS
family friend
Apr 25 1942 – Dec 15 2000


“JAKE” MONTGOMERY
uncle
Dec 04 1921 – Sep 06 1996


MAUDIE LUCILLE CHANEY
aunt
Dec 29 1914 – Mar 10 1994


JOHN LEE CHANEY
uncle
Oct 31 1926 – Oct 05 1992


MURIEL YARBROUGH
family friend
Jun 19 1935 – Aug 06 1991


TANYA RENEE LOVELACE
sister
Jun 08 1975 – Apr 30 1991


JESSE BOYD “J. B.” NICHOLSON
friend
Feb 23 1958 – Jul 06 1990


MARGIE LUCILLE BLACKWELL
aunt
Nov 06 1922 – May 01 1988


MELVIN CLARK FAUCETTE
friend
Jun 01 1951 – Jul 29 1987


ROBERT HOWARD CHANEY
uncle
Mar 26 1922 – Feb 06 1987


VIRGIE MAE HARTSOE
grandmother
Jan 07 1900 – Dec 08 1986


BOBBY CRAIG LOVELACE
father
Oct 20 1937 – Sep 11 1984


GRADY LEE CHANEY
uncle
Oct 31 1920 – Jul 04 1979


“I sing of dreams to pass the time,
As I drift ‘tween heaven and hell,
And I quote a sweet but haunting rhyme,
For the souls I’ve known, as well.
I say farewell as best as I can,
With the sadly lacking eloquence of man,
But the words are never grand,
Enough to honor …”

~ Wicasta Lovelace