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Vera Mae Fowler

    Vera Mae Fowler, 98, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2010.

    She was known lovingly to her family as Granny or Aunt Mae, and to friends as Miss Vera. At the time of her death, she was the oldest active member of Brainerd Hills Baptist Church. She was an accomplished seamstress, and over the past 50 years, designed and crocheted hundreds of afghans for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephews and for every newborn in the Brainerd Hills congregation.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Willie Fowler; parents; seven sisters and four brothers.

    Survivors include her daughter, Gloria (Tommy) Lee; son, T.A. (Dale) Fowler; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    Graveside services were held Thursday, December 30 at Manchester City Cemetery in Manchester, Georgia, with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brainerd Hills Baptist Church building fund, 6611 E. Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

    An online guestbook is at

    Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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