At approximately 7:15pm, on Friday evening, June 28, 2019, my ex-mother-in-law, Carolyn Foley Varnell, passed away from cardiac complications resulting, likely, from years of smoking. Here’s her obituary:

Obituary for Carolyn [Jane] Foley Varnell

MRS. CAROLYN [JANE] FOLEY VARNELL- AGE 69, – of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away Friday, June 28, 2019. She was born on February 18, 1950 to the late Louis R[ichard] Foley and Laura Davis Barnwell in Clinton, Tennessee. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Davis and sister, Linda Louallen.

She is survived by her husband, Howard D[ouglas] Varnell; son, Richard (Jennifer) Varnell; daughter, Rebecca [Ann] (Kevin) Morrell of Chattanooga, Tennessee; grandchildren, Lane, Logan, and Landon Varnell, Taylor and John Barber, Thomas and Kayla Morrell; sister, Willie Mae Butler; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 1:30 P. M. at Faith Baptist Church, 8834 North Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee with Pastor Tracy Daniel[s] officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 A. M. until the funeral hour. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Gardens. Please share your thoughts and memories of Mrs. Carolyn Foley Varnell at Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.

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