Velma Masengil

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Velma Masengil, 82, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in a local healthcare facility.

She was a lifelong resident of Bradley County and a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church. She cherished and enjoyed spending time with her beloved family. She loved flower gardening and appreciated time spent outdoors. Also, she was fond of ceramics.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lora and John Godfrey.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Arthur Masengil; three sons: Alan Masengil of Long Beach Calif., Larry Masengil, and wife, Lana, of Cleveland, Kenneth “Ken” Masengil, and wife, Nancy, of Chattanooga; four grandchildren: John Masengil, and wife, Elise, of Knoxville, Lora Anne Masengil of Maui, Hawaii, Sebastian Masengil, and Stevie Masengil, both of Los Angeles; three great-grandchildren: Davis, Cate and Caroline Masengil, all of Knoxville; sister, Lois Godfrey of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service and interment was held today, Aug. 15, 2017, at Mount Carmel Cemetery with Pastor Charlie Bridges officiating. Pallbearers were Virgil Lamon, Randall Lamon, Richard Rymer, Robert Rymer, Harold Smith and Danny Swafford. A white dove release with bagpipes concluded the service.

The familyreceived friend Monday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

Send a message of condolence and view the Masengil family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner .com.

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