Emma Kirby Stanley
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Emma Kirby Stanley, 71, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday evening, Dec. 28, 2012, in a Chattanooga health care facility.

She was the daughter of the late Mary Ethel Keyt Kirby and Milburn Lee Kirby. Her grandson, Talon Alexander Johnson, also preceded her in death.

She was a bookkeeper most of her life and worked for several years at the Church of God Publishing House and she retired from the business office at Lee University with more than 36 years of service. She handled the federal funding for students at Lee.

She was an avid reader and she enjoyed music and spending time with her family. She was a member of Hopewell Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Stanley, of Cleveland; her daughters: Carmen LaVonna Crick and her husband, Robert, of Cumming, Ga., Jennifer Leigh Davis and her husband, Jeremy, and Tamara Lynn Stanley, all of Cleveland; her sons: Terry Kenneth Johnson of Cleveland, Clinton James “Clint” Stanley and his wife, Erica, of Trenton, Ga., and David Anthony Stanley and his wife, Sylvia, of Parker, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters: Mary Stone and her husband, Kenneth, of Etowah, Treva Sharpe and her husband, Mike of Apopka, Fla., Judy Kirby of Tucker, Ga., Eva Maynard of East Ridge, Ruth Light of Chattanooga, and Pauline Lemons of East Ridge; her brothers: Melvin Kirby of Sparta, David Kirby and his wife, Linda, of Chattanooga; her special friend and caregiver, Gladys Sherlin; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 31, 2012, from the North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Pastor Jerry Millwood and Dr. Jerry Daffe officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

The memorial book may be viewed and signed at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.