Mary O'Leta (Lewis) Price


Mary O'Leta (Lewis) Price, of Dalton, Ga., the daughter of the late Hibert and Essie Lewis of Benton, passed away at her son’s Chattanooga home on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the age of 91.

She was a school bookkeeper and secretary at Tennessee's Polk County High School, Eastbrook High School, North Whitfield High School and Northwest High School. A wife, mother and grandmother, she had a 71-year love affair with her late husband, Harold J. Price of Dalton, Ga.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Renee Price of Chattanooga; granddaughter, Mary Catherine Price of Woodstock, Ga.; stepgrandchildren, Jake Espinosa and Emily Espinosa of Chattanooga; along with several nieces and nephews.

Service to celebrate the life Mary O'Leta Price will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at noon from the Ponders Melrose Chapel in Dalton, Ga., with Dr. Danny Cochran officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until noon on Wednesday.

Interment will follow in the Ponders Whitfield Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations, in her name, to the Alzheimer's Association.

The family requests everyone that has not been vaccinated wear a mask to help protect the elderly family and friends who are to attending the service.

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