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Lorene Toomey

October 13, 1930 — October 6, 2010

Lorene Toomey, 79, a resident of Old Fort, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 in a Chattanooga hospital. She worked at American Uniform Company, but was a homemaker for most of her life. She was a very active member of Blue Ridge Temple Baptist Church where she loved to sing. She was very devoted to her family and friends and especially her husband with whom she had the kind of love that could create miracles. She loved to sew, especially quilts, and cook her home grown vegetables. She was always there to lend a helping hand, comfort where needed and never met a stranger. She was preceded in death by her parents, R. D. and Alice Ledford; great nephew, Dale Woody; and her husband, J.D. Toomey. Survivors include her daughter, Drucilla Taylor and husband, Bob; granddaughter, Rachael Gregory and husband, Brandon: sister, Loreta Ellis, all of Old Fort; brother, Max Ledford and wife, Helen of Cleveland; six nephews; several great nieces and great nephews; and special nieces, Megan Toomey and Casey Trantham and special nephew Caleb Toomey. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 2: 00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9,2010 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Reverends Leroy Elliot and Steve Beavers officiating. Interment will follow in Dill Cemetery with Michael Toomey, Byron Toomey, Dickie Parks, Brandon Gregory, Randy Woody and Rick Ledford serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service. Her family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2010 at the funeral home. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family guestbook at
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Starts at 2:00 am (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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