Mildred Pankey McAlister

Mildred Rachel Pankey McAlister, 82, of Cleveland, departed this life on Nov. 19, 2020. 
She was born in Benton on Dec. 5, 1937, to the late Ernest and Reese Pankey. 
She has lived in Bradley County the majority of her life. She was a member of Chilcutt United Methodist Church. She retired from Peyton’s Southeastern after 20-plus years of service.
She enjoyed painting and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Pankey and wife, Sue; sisters: Hazel Burris and husband, Roy, and Myrtle Lawson and husband, Gene; and brother-in-law Herb Godfrey.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 64 years, Clyde McAlister; children: Sheila Wehrwein (Wayne), Tony McAlister (Shannon), Keith (Donna) McAlister, and Eric (Liesa) McAlister; brother, EL Pankey (Louise); sister, Ruth Godfrey; grandchildren: Dustin (Sasha) Hall, Matthew Wehrwein, Bradley Wehrwein, Aaron Wehrwein, Ashleigh Napier, Kelby McAlister, Brittany Moore (Dre), Zach McAllister, and Ashley Alverson; great-grandchildren: Madison, Carter, Charlie, Leanne, Katelyn, Braylon, Oakley, Tory, and Mya. In addition to these several extended family members, nieces and nephews also survive. 
The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Companion Funeral Home Cleveland Chapel with a Celebration of Life Service to be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Guinn Green officiating.
She will be laid to rest at Chilcutt United Methodist Cemetery following the service. 
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga for all of their care and concern during this time.
You are invited to share a message of comfort or your condolences with her family at her online memorial located at   


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