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Mellie Guy Price

December 22, 1935 — March 17, 2019

Mellie Sue Guy Price was born to Raleigh Buren Guy and Zeffie Atkins on December 22, 1935 and passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019.  She was a Special Education teacher for 8 years in Illinois and 22 years at Benton Elementary. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Paul and daughter Melody; step-mother, Manda Atkins; sisters, Geneva Ward and Zelma Walker; nephew, Michael Ward; niece, Trudy Farrell. 

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Tom Price; daughter, Jill (John) Medearis; son, Joseph (Donna) Price; granddaughters, Alyssa Broadbent and Jordan Disney; grandson, Jacob McDonald; great-granddaughters, Emmalyn Marie McDonald and Thea Kathryn Disney; nephews, Larry Walker and Gary Ward; nieces, Penny Walker and Lisa Ward; special niece, Sandra Shelton.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home, Benton, TN.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Retired Teachers Association, Mellie Guy Price Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 636, Benton, TN 37307, or Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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