December 7, 2013

Mildred Ellen McClure Bearden

Mildred Ellen McClure Bearden, 84, of Dalton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Slaughter; father, Martin Luther McClure; stepfather, William Aubrey Slaughter; son, John Daniel “Danny” Bearden; sister, Joyce Ford.

She was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, John Daniel Bearden Sr. of the residence; daughter, Kathy Bearden Gurley of Ringgold; son, Martin Timothy Bearden of Chatsworth; brothers, Billy Slaughter of Harrison, Tenn., Jimmy Slaughter of Van Buren, Ark.; grandchildren, Margaret and Brian Carr, Jason and Melissa, Jonathan, and Jamie and Meagan Bearden; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Megan Carr, Emma and Lucas Bearden; nieces and nephews.

The funeral to honor the life of Mrs. Bearden will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Grove Level Baptist Church with Dr. Charlie Bridges and the Rev. Bill Walker officiating.

Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Gardens.

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

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Arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton. For more information, call (706) 259-7455.

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