A homemaker and farmer, she lived in the Chilcutt community. Also known to her family as Grandma “Cookie,” she was a loving wife, mom and grandma.
She was a member of the Bradley County Agricultural Hall of Fame, was a lifetime member of the Dairy Shrine Club, and a member of the East Tennessee Historical Society.
She was a member of Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy, attended Polk County schools and graduated from Bradley Central High School. She was a director of the Bradley County Farm Bureau for over 25 years.
She was the daughter of the late Mike Goforth and Elva Goforth Ponder. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, M.J. Goforth.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Virgil Calfee; children: David and Leesa Calfee, and Glenn and Delonda Calfee, of Cleveland, Linda and Kevin Baird, Scottsburg, Ind.; grandchildren: Nicholas and Natalie Calfee, Andy Calfee, and Michael and Jared Baird; sister-in-law, Betty Dean Goforth, of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
Her Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Peerless Road Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Brian Sutton, Henry Wyatt, and the Rev. Keith Watson officiating.
Interment will follow at Hilcrest Cemetery in Serenity Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday at Peerless Road Church and after 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Andy Calfee, Nick Calfee, Michael Baird, Jared Baird, nephew Stanton Goforth, and Logan Breedlove with Jack Kersey, Lee Breedlove and John Hayes serving as honorary pallbearers.
Grissom Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The family wishes to extend appreciation to the staff of Chattanooga Hospice at Standifer Place for their kindness and care during her last days.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.