April 7, 2014

Berdell Luther Chastain

— Mr. Berdell Luther Chastain, 77, of Tunnel Hill, departed this life Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the local hospital.

Berdell was born March 3, 1937, in Dalton, a son of the late Gilbert and Ruby Brickley Chastain. He was also preceded in death by his son, Billy Ray Chastain; brothers, Richard, John and Arvil Chastain; and sisters, Ruby Gowin, Exie Mann and Mary Frances Baggett. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Geraline Howard Chastain of the residence; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Moe and Tracy Lynn Chastain of LaFayette, Terry Lee and Carolyn Chastain of Cohutta, Wayne and Roberta Chastain of Villanow, Allen Darrell and Angie Chastain, Ronnie Chastain, and Donnie and Tracy D. Chastain, all of Tunnel Hill; brothers and sister-in-law, Gilbert and Betty Chastain, and Bobby Chastain of Dalton; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Berdell Luther Chastain will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Jackie Chasteen officiating.

Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Ponders Funeral Home, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.

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