Banker, volunteer Dee Chitester has died

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A Celebration of Life for Delores A. “Dee” Chitester will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel with the Rev. James Craig officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the mortuary. Mrs. Chitester, 72, died March 1. She was an active member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and had served on various local boards and committees.

She had an impressive professional career in banking, winning many awards, and being recognized many times for her professional excellence, according to her obituary. After her banking career ended, she formed A Helping Hand, a nonprofit to help those in need. She is survived by her husband, Raymond, and their children and grandchildren.

The community also lost two other active volunteers:

Marian Melissa “Misty” Yeager, 69, passed away Feb. 27 at her home in Norris. She is survived by husband Bruce, their children, grandchildren and other family members. According to her obituary, “her story continues through our lives.”

Professionally, Mrs. Yeager worked at the TVA Technical Libraries in both Muscle Shoals and Knoxville. She was the technical information specialist for the National Uranium Resource Evaluation Project in Oak Ridge. She retired as media relations director for the Museum of Appalachia.

The family will receive friends at the Norris Religious Fellowship at 12 noon on Saturday, March 9, with a memorial service beginning at 1 p.m.

Ed Howerton, 72, died Feb. 28 at his home in Rutledge. He was a teacher at Claiborne County High School and in retirement was a substitute teacher in Grainger County. He was a farmer of dairy and beef cattle, forages and tobacco. He is survived by wife Gale and their sons and grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home.

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