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Velma (Tiny) Ray Shoemake

June 28, 1933 ~ August 8, 2018 (age 85)

Velma Ray (Tiny) Shoemake, 85, of Chattanooga, TN, Passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Velma Ray (Tiny) was of Cherokee Descent and a member of the Lower Cherokee Band of Alabama. She was a life- long member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 515. She was the first female Dump Truck Driver for TVA. She was also proud to say she helped build  the set of the movie Starman in Prentice Cooper State Park.

She was born June 28, 1933 to the late, Gilbert Shoemake and Thelma Bettis; also preceded by sons, Tony Guinn and Tommy Guinn; brothers, Jack Shoemake  and  Alvin (Bill) Shoemake.

Those left to cherish her memory are her Twin Sister, Lella Morgan; daughters, Jimmie Hansard, Jerrie Scholtz and Jackie Scholtz; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews;

Visitation  will be held Friday, August 10, 2018 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. CST.

Funeral Services will be conducted from the Tate Funeral Home Chapel Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. CST.

Interment will follow at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home LLC, Jasper, TN 37347.

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