Vernette Taylor


Vernette M. Taylor

Vernette M. Taylor, 79, a resident of Reliance, took her final steps and said “I’m going home” on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at a Chattanooga hospital.

She loved her grandchildren with all her heart and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She retired from Rubbermaid, worked for the U. S. Forest Service, drove a school bus and worked at the Pink Pig in Blue Ridge, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Roy Taylor; infant son, John Everett Taylor; parents, the Rev. George and Sylvia Cochran; sisters: Ruth Deal, Katherine Bowens and Virginia Ledford; and brother, James Cochran.

She is survived by her children: Roy Lee and Jenny Taylor, Floyd and Ruth Ann Taylor, Jerry Taylor; grandchildren: Alex, Justin (Candace), Lucas and Logan (April) Taylor; great-grandchildren: Eli, Colby, Kinsley, Kali and Klover Taylor; sisters: Vivian (J.C.) Cheatham and Izetta (Robert) Chesser; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

The family extends a special “thank you” to Dr. Powers and Dr. Bachia.

The funeral will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 13, 2017, at Higgins Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Terry Daniel officiating.

Interment will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today prior to the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Justin, Alex, Lucas, Logan and Colby Taylor and McKinley Sosebee.

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