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Ina P. Chambers

March 19, 1940 — July 25, 2022


Ina Louise Chambers, maiden name of Phelps, age 82, of Knoxville, TN passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022.  Ina was born on March 19, 1940 to Clarence and Elizabeth Phelps in Tazewell, TN.  She spent her life caring for people, from her parents to her children and grandchildren and even in her career.  She worked as a caregiver in many different Knoxville hospitals, as well as in private homes caring for the sick.  Ina was a lifelong member of Straight Creek Baptist Church, and remained faithful to her beliefs throughout her life.  

Ina was preceded in death by her father and mother, Clarence and Elizabeth Phelps, her brother and sisters Bill Phelps, Betty Phelps Estes (and husband Joe), Barbara Phelps Smith (and husband James), brother-in-law Clyde Hipshire, her children Yvonne Phelps and Gregory Bowman, son-in-law Ricky Bridges, niece Sandra Hipshire, and nephew Scotty Smith.

Ina is survived by her sister Carol Hipshire, children Paula England (and husband Billy Jr.) and Libbie Bridges, grandchildren Kristy Faircloth (Travis), Heather Hurst (Clayton), Blake Bridges (Sara), Mason Bridges (Brittany), great-grandchildren Dylan Faircloth, Katelyn Faircloth, Hailey Pridemore, Maxwell Ladd, Brinlee Bridges, Beckett Bridges, Lincoln Bridges, Maya Bridges, and Chase Thurmer.  Ina also had many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Her dearest friends were Mertie Janeway and Charlsie Shell Porter.

Funeral arrangements are being organized and held at Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home in New Tazewell, TN on Sunday, July 31, 2022.  Receiving of friends and family will occur from 2:00-4:00 with a service to immediately follow.  Family and friends are welcome to join Ina’s children and grandchildren at the Greer Cemetery immediately following the service to lay Ina to rest.  Pallbearers are Billy England Jr., Clayton Hurst, Dylan Faircloth, Blake Bridges, Mason Bridges, and Travis Pridemore.  Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Rouse, James Dale Smith, and Roger Ladd.

Pastor: Teresa McClure will be officiating the service.

The eulogy will be read by Katelyn Faircloth, and music will be provided by Summer Ledbetter

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expense


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