Lena B. Chastain

Apr 23, 2014

Loved By All

CANTON — Lena Burnette Chastain, 83, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Silver Bluff Nursing Home in Canton.  She passed peacefully after an enduring struggle with respiratory problems.

She was born March 3, 1931, in the Bethel community of Haywood County and was the daughter of the late Carl and Pearl Singleton Burnette.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Chastain; a grandson, Bryce Gragg, along with several brothers and a sister.

She is survived by a daughter, Alice Gragg, and her husband, Larry, of Canton; a son, Johnny Chastain, and his wife, Joyce, of Waynesville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren along with a brother, J.C. Burnette of Canton; and two sisters, Letha Pinkerton, of Candler, and Emma Davis, of Canton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Johnny Chastain, Michael Chastain and Dale Wheeler officiating.  Burial will follow at Riverside Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.

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