Rebecca J. McAlarney, 51, of Etowah, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, at her home in Etowah after a two-year battle with gastric cancer.
Most of her years were spent in Etowah, with a short time residing in the Bristow, Va., community. She was the daughter of the late Cantrell W. Jack.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frank and Jewel Burns; paternal grandparents, Grady and Margie Jack; uncle, Ora Jack; and aunt Dean Nesbitt.
She was of Baptist faith. She attended and graduated from McMinn Central High School in 1981.
She worked at several manufacturing companies in Etowah. She loved going trout and bass fishing, actually being a member of bass clubs while residing in Virginia. NASCAR racing was another sport she followed and loved.
Survivors include her husband, William McAlarney; mother, Eddie Mae Jack; two daughters and sons-in-law: Amanda and Darrell Dorr and Jessica and Jamal McCroskey; two granddaughters: Sierra Burger and Taneah McCroskey, all of Etowah; one brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Lisa Jack from Athens; two stepsons: Billy and Brian McAlarney from Virginia; and a very special and dear friend, Jack Barnett; they had the love of a father and daughter; and special friends, John and Linda Burris and Shelby and Kim Williams.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home of Etowah, with brother James Buchanan officiating.
Interment will follow in Conasauga Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
A White Dove Release Ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today, June 24, 2014, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, she wanted any contributions made to the Stomach Cancer Research Fund.
We invite you to visit the McAlarney family guestbook and send a message of comfort at www.serenityfunerals.com.