Lorece B. Chapman, 81, of Gainesboro, Tenn., formerly of Benton, passed away March 16 in Gainesboro. She was born Dec. 31, 1930, in Sheridan to the late Jeff and Myrtle Shoptaw Bennings.
Lorece was a member of Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Chapman; a brother, Robert Bennings; and three sisters, Corine Hollinger, Nadine Mitchell and LaVonda Davis.
She is survived by a son, Edward Chapman of Benton; a daughter, Donna Waller and husband Bill of Gainesboro, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Ashby Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Kyle officiating. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery in Prattsville.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 20, at the funeral home.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com