Valdra Jean Taylor, age 71, of Lake City

Valdra Jean Taylor, age 71, of Lake City, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Valdra was born in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late Harold C. Davis and Ruby York on June 6, 1949. Valdra loved crafts, including cross-stitch, drawing, and painting when she was able. She loved to watch her tv shows and movies, including sci-fi movies. She was a Star Trek and Gilmore Girls fan. In addition to her parents, Valdra is preceded in death by her aunts, uncles, and sister: Sandra Newman.

Survivors:

Husband of 32 years             Johnny Taylor of Lake City

Brother                                  Steve and Joy Davis of Oak Ridge

Nieces and Nephews            Sonya Brown, Tonya Springmeyer, Jason Davis, Shaun Newman, and JR Newman

Special Friends                     Sheila and Darliss Mayes of Oak Ridge

Visitation: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral Service: 7:00 PM, Thursday, January 14, 2021 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Taylor officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Sam Foust Cemetery in Lake City.

Hatmaker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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