Message from Alan Hulgan

CHS Class of ’63 “Wittiest” Superlative, Patricia McBrayar, died yesterday. She died after a long battle with a Parkinson’s Disease related disorder. Martha taught elementary grades with Patricia at Ooltewah for 15 years.
The “Valley Connections” will remember her humor.
I got this off Facebook:

Patricia Ann McBryar
Taught For Hamilton County For 30 Years
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Patricia Ann McBryar, 69, of Birchwood, Tennessee, died on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

She was a retired school teacher after 30 years of service with the Hamilton County Department of Education.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, H.L. McArthur; her husband of 25 years, Joseph Rodrick Calafet; her sister, Jean Link and her parents, I.J. and Jo McBryar.

Patricia is survived by her daughter, Robin (Bobby) Reeder; brother, Isaac (Patricia) McBryar; stepmother, Nell McBryar and two grandsons, Ryan and Troy Bedwell.

There will be a visitation with her family on Saturday, April 12, at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m.

Condolences and memories can be shared at

Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, Tn. 37379.