Betty J. Pritchard
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Betty Jo Ledford Patterson Pritchard, 85, passed away Aug. 6, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.

She was an encourager who loved to travel. She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church. She was owner of the former Ledford Machine and Supply.

She was born on Feb. 25, 1928, and was the daughter of the late William F. and Bertie Ledford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Chester Patterson, and one brother, William F. Ledford Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Exale Pritchard; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Abbie Patterson; daughter, Phyllis Wilson; two grandchildren, Mindee Patterson and Jay Hood; and great-grandchildren: Kyler Hood, Jennifer Hood and Whitney McKenzie, all of Cleveland.

A celebration of life service is planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m., in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. Marie Abbott officiating.

Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga TN 37416.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Pritchard family guest book at