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Catherine Bailey

(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) Catherine Bailey, 86, passed away Dec. 31, 2021, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, followed immediately by the funeral service in the chapel of John P. Franklin Funeral Home in Chattanooga. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Gardens.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1935, to Robert Johnson and Reba Mangham Johnson in Five Points, Ala. Catherine attended and graduated high school in Alabama. She was formerly employed by the Brass Register and American Thrift. She had been owner and operator of Bailey’s Daycare. Catherine loved cooking and enjoyed her flowers and gardening. She attended Mighty Warriors Church.

She is survived by her five daughters, Kathy Sutton, Stacey Collins (Glenn), Jennifer Bennett, Cicely Bennett and Kimberly Putman (Darrel); two sons, Steve Bennett (Shirley) and Mark Bennett; three sisters, Margie Kyles, Christine Mackey and Willy Jo Frasier; brother, Major Johnson; 24 grandchildren; host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Catherine was preceded in death by Harold Bennett and James Bailey; two sons, Dexter Bennett and Norman Johnson.

John P. Franklin Funeral Home, Chattanooga.

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