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Della Rae Solsbee

Della Rae Barnette Solsbee of Athens and formerly of Niota, age 97 entered her heavenly home on August 1, 2019.  She leaves behind to cherish her memories two daughters and on son-in-law, Evelyn Robinson and Wanda (Ronnie) Lingerfelt all of Athens.  Four grandchildren, Jennifer Raper, Kim Dorman, Angelia Clark and Amy Greene.  Two step-grandchildren, Wendy Gentry McJunkins and Chad Lingerfelt.  Six great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.  One sister-in-law, Inez Barnette.
She is preceded in death by her husband Alfred Frank Solsbee, her mother and father Virgil and Kitty Barnette, Four siblings, Suvlla "Bid" Barnette, James "Bud" Barnette, Hobert Barnette and Mary Faye Trentham.
Della Rae loved and devoted herself to her family.  She was an avid sewer and loved to embroider pillowcases.  She loved her Lord and was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Union McMinn Baptist Church in Niota with Rev. Doug Alexander and Patrick Wooden officiating.  Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Foster Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Jacob Greene, Edward Barnette, J. L. Barnette, Dwight Walden, Chad Lingerfelt, Dwayne Rogers.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Rick Campbell, Brandon Williams and Herb Carithers.  The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Saturday prior to the service at the church.  The family would like to thank all those that have had a part in the care of Della and many thanks to Hospice of Chattanooga, Mary Ellen Lovingood, Donna Evans and Herb Carithers.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Memory of Della.  Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Della-Solsbee.  
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Della Solsbee

raegan greene Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Della Solsbee

Sandra Campbell Bucknor Aug 4 2019 12:00 AM

You're still my Ladybug. I miss you so much and love you like a granny. You will be missed in so many ways. I miss your jokes and stories.

Chrisy McDowell Aug 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Della Solsbee

Pat Brown and Steven Morrow Aug 4 2019 12:00 AM

Dearest Wanda and Family,
So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So hard to lose a loved one! May God comfort you and give you peace. Your Mom is singing with the Angels and one day you will be reunited with her. God Bless!
With Our Deepest Sympathy,
Bobby & Rosie Maddron

Rosie Maddron Aug 3 2019 12:00 AM

Wanda and family,
I'm so very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you, praying for God's comfort and peace that only He can give. God Bless you all!
Joyce Pounders

Joyce Pounders Aug 3 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss Wanda! Many prayers for you and your family!

Bob and Debbie Harrison Aug 2 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Della Solsbee

Eddy, Caroline, & kids SWANSON, also Pattie (Solsbee) Evans Aug 2 2019 12:00 AM

A Monet's Garden Table Basket was sent on August 2, 2019

Those we Love are never really gone-they have a Cherished place in our Hearts where they will always be Remembered for the Kindness they showed, the Love they shared and the Happiness they brought. Love Pattie, Eddy, Caroline

Expression of Sympathy Aug 2 2019 12:00 AM

A Monet's Garden Table Basket was sent on August 2, 2019

Aunt Della was so sweet and loving. Love you all, Dennis Solsbee, Brenda Cole and family

Expression of Sympathy Aug 2 2019 12:00 AM

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