Ina Mae Winters
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Ina Mae Winters, 86, of McDonald, has gone home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Chattanooga.

She was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Oct. 19, 1927, to Clara Frederick-Williams in Letcher County, Thornton, Ky., where she attended Millstone Grade school and Whitesburg High school.

In 1945, she lived and worked in Miami as a switchboard operator and later became a supervisor for Southern Bell Telephone Company. She moved to Chattanooga and married the late Staff Sergeant Claude W. Winters on June 22, 1947, and was married for 30 years. They had four children, Claudette, Lew, David and Aaron Winters.

She retired at the age of 79 from the Cleveland Wal-Mart, where she was employed for 17 years as a fitting room attendant and a telephone receptionist. Her interests included travel, bowling, and ceramics. She won awards for her creative ceramics and trophies for high game and highest series bowler. She traveled extensively through the United States and overseas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude W. Winters.

She is survived by her children: Claudette Gladden (Larry) of Ooltewah, Lew Winters (Wanda) of Georgetown, David Winters (Maggie) of McDonald and Aaron Winters (Christine) of Warrenton, Va.; grandchildren: Valerie Reese (Shawn), Larry David Gladden II (Crystal), Casey Shaw (Trevor), Benjamin Winters (Wendy), Michael and Emma Winters; great-grandchildren: John David Gladden, Kendall and Kori Shaw and Kaley Reese; her sister, Nancy Everett (Van) of Kernersville, N.C.; and nephew, Christopher Everett (Mandy) of Texas.

The family will receive visitors at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home this evening, March 20, 2014, from 6 to 8. Gary Sears will officiate the funeral immediately following at 8 p.m.

Interment will follow at The National Cemetery on Holtzclaw Avenue, Chattanooga on Friday at 12:30 p.m.

The family requests that memmorials be made in memory of Ina Winters to the Alzheimer’s Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive Suite 8, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Winters family guestbook at