Amanda Sosebee

    Mrs. Amanda Lou Sosebee of Marble passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home.
    Mrs. Sosebee was born Nov. 11, 1947, in Cherokee County, to the late Robert Luther Chastain and the late Ida Mae Morton Chastain.
    A member of New Martin’s Creek Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Anna Mae Chastain, Dixie Chastain Jones, Ruby Chastain Aguilera and Willie Chastain Payne; seven brothers, Grover Chastain, Leander Chastain, L.C. Chastain, J.B. Chastain, Billy Chastain, Frank Chastain and Ernest Chastain.
    She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren.
    Survivors include her husband, Donald Sosebee; three sons, Leon (Tina) Sosebee, LeRoy Sosebee and Larry (Ramona) Sosebee; two sisters, Mary Alice McCoy and Helen Ashe; two brothers, Benjamin Chastain and Phillip Chastain; six grandchildren, Andrew Sosebee, Whitney Sosebee, Cameron Sosebee, Chandler Sosebee, Chelsea Sosebee Ingram and Cody Sosebee; and one great-grandchild, Taylah Ingram.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at New Martin’s Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Hoyt Brown, Ralph Bernard and Paul Ray Morgan officiating. The interment took place in New Martins Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Aud Brown officiating. Pallbearers were Mrs. Sosebee’s nephews, Derwin Chastain, Wendell Chastain, Johnny McCoy, Bruce Chastain, Alan Chastain and Dean Chastain. Honorary pallbearers were Andrew, Cameron, Chandler and Cody Sosebee.
    The family received friends from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at New Martin’s Creek Baptist Church.
    Arrangements were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy.
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