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.

Sandra Choate Wilson

Received the following message from Janie Young Potter:

“Just wanted to let you know that yesterday about 5:30 p.m. Sandra Choate went home to be with the Lord.  Sandra and her husband Fred live in Crossville, TN.

Her family is making funeral arrangements today.  I understand she will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Hwy 153, Hixson, TN.

Just as soon as I know more, I will pass along to you.

Sandra and I grew up together.  She has a wonderful husband and family.”