Shirley Ray Cornutt McIntire, 82, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital with her family at her side.
She was a graduate of Bradley Central High School class of 1949 and Tennessee Technological University. She was retired from Bradley Central High School after 35 years of service teaching chemistry, physics and algebra.
She was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Rogers Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, Laura Smith Circle, Congregational Care, Lunch Bunch and the Garden Club.
She was a co-captain of the 1948 -1949 Bearette Basketball team that won the 1949 East Tennessee Tournament, which later became the state tournament. She was also a member of the Bradley County Old Timers Hall of Fame.
She was preceded in death by parents, Albert Raymond Cornutt and Willie Lee Brown Cornutt; and husband, Robert Franklin McIntire Sr.
She is survived by two children: Bob McIntire and wife, Melinda, of Cleveland, and Lee Ann Stinnett and husband, Tim, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Robby McIntire and wife Amber, Emily Jones and husband Jeremy, Jake Smiley, and Corey Stinnett; great-grandchild, Haley Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be conducted today, Sept. 8, 2013, at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. Debbie Stokes and Randy Martin.
Entombment will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Robby McIntire, Corey Stinnett, Jake Smiley, David Turpin, Jack Hall, Ray Donahoo, David Chapman, and Jerry Frazier will serve at pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home prior to the service.
Her family requests memorials may be made to Broad Street United Methodist Church, 155 Central Ave. N.W., Cleveland TN 37311.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the McIntire family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com