Mrs. Debra Jo Deal, age 58 of Copperhill, TN passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Park Ridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN.She was born on Thursday, November 3, 1955, to the late William Arthur and Ester Leona Danner Patterson. Debra worked at Mercier Orchards making cider. She was a member of Mount Zion (Tumbling Creek) Baptist Church. Debra was preceded in death by her husband, Conrad Deal.
Survivors are daughters, Michele Grimes of Copperhill, TN, Connie Jo Gourley of Copperhill, TN and Dawn Ballew of Turtletown, TN; brothers, Mike Patterson of Blue Ridge, GA and Danny Patterson of Blue Ridge, GA; sisters, Carolyn Ward of Blue Ridge, GA, Frankie Lewis of Blue Ridge, GA, Patsy Rhodes of Blue Ridge, GA and Donna Garland of Blue Ridge, GA; seven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. from Mount Zion (Tumbling Creek) Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Payne and Rev. Ed O’Neal officiating. Music will be by Carla Ballew, Ivy Deal, Tessa Rogers, Alex and Angie Deal. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alex Deal, Richard Deal, Carlton Deal, Randy Deal, George Deal, Leroy Deal, Jimmy Payne, Bug Talley and Joe Ballew.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening, August 11, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Copperhill is in charge of the arrangements.