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Betty "Ruth" Byrum

April 28, 1929 — August 23, 2018

Betty Ruth Odom Byrum, 89, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 in a Chattanooga hospital.  She was a devoted Christian who loved her family and friends.  She was born in Cleveland, Tennessee where she lived her entire life except for a brief time in Michigan. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Odom and Marie Allison Odom; sister, Norma Jean Camp; and brother, Charles Odom, Jr.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Charles E. Byrum; three children, Ronald Lee Byrum and wife Judy of Cleveland, Barbara Byrum Bosserman and husband Jerry of Berryville, VA, and Carl Wayne Byrum and wife Judy of Knoxville, TN; seven grandchildren, Adam Byrum, Kelly Byrum, Ashlee Wright, Louis Chapman, Jennifer Chapman, Brad Byrum, Candice Byrum; eight great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Reverend Donald Camp of Signal Mountain, TN; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Reverend Donald Camp and Reverend Guinn E. Green officiating.  Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Jennifer Byrum Chapman, Adam Byrum, Kelly Byrum, Brad Byrum, Matt Byrum, and Cameron Byrum serving as pallbearers.  A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity in her honor.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Byrum family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.

 

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Services

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chattanooga National Cemetery

1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

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