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Mildred Amos De Lay
(April 9, 1925 - September 1, 2014)

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Mildred Amos De Lay

Mildred Amos De Lay, 89, died at the Williamstown Commons on September 1, 2014 where she had resided since January 2012. Mildred was the daughter of Oliver J. and Zella (Brown) Amos of Calhoun, GA. She died after a long and slow decline. Mildred A. De Lay was born in Calhoun, GA in 1925. She graduated from North Georgia College at Dahlonega, GA. Upon graduation, she moved to Chattanooga, TN where she went to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as a draftsman. She later worked in the same capacity for the Bradley County Courthouse and Cleveland Tennessee Electric System. A longtime resident of Chattanooga, she later chose to begin a new career as a Realtor joining Central Real Estate in 1974 where she became a top producer, broker, and sales manager. Mrs. De Lay had a long history of service in Chattanooga with the Chattanooga Association of Realtors (CAR) as well as the Tennessee Association of Realtors (TAR). She served on the CAR's Board of Directors and was the 1992 recipient of the President's Award. She chaired the CAR's Public Relations committee as well as numerous other committees and task forces including the communications, awards, and nominating committees to name a few. She was also the past president of Brainerd's Chamber of Commerce which honored her in 1995 for her outstanding service. At the state level with the TAR, she served on the budget and finance, awards, public relations, and equal opportunity committees. In 1996, with 20 years as a realtor in Chattanooga, she was honored by her peers as the 1996 Realtor of Year and was chosen to serve on the 1997 sergeant-at-arms committee of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)- one of only 20 members across the US chosen to greet realtors at meetings of the national organization, answer questions, and provide information. She was an active realtor into her mid-70's slowly reducing her workload due to the ill health of her husband, James M. De Lay Sr. who predeceased her in 2007. They were married 62 years. Her son, James M. De Lay Jr. also predeceased her in 2007. She moved from Chattanooga to Williamstown, MA in January of 2012 due to poor health and to be close to her daughter who is a resident of Williamstown. Mrs. De Lay will be buried in Chattanooga next to her husband and son which were her wishes. A celebration of her life will be held in Chattanooga, a town she loved and served over her many years there. Mrs. De Lay is survived by her daughter, Lynne De Lay Humes and her son in law, Samuel Humes of Williamstown, MA; two step grandchildren, Samuel Hamilton Humes of Arlington, VA and Hans Humes of Brooklyn, NY; as well as five step great-grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Celebration of Life for Mildred De Lay will be held on Saturday September 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the East Brainerd Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home at 8214 East Brainerd Rd. Chattanooga, TN. Calling hours at the funeral home will be on Saturday morning from 9-11 AM. Private burial will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. For those preferring a donation in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Williamstown Commons or Hospice Care of the Berkshires in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.

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