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Evelyn Lois Sexton Dent, age 93, of Chattanooga, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017.

She was born July 8, 1923 in Dayton, Tennessee to the late Oscar Lee & Nola Glenna Sexton.

She was employed several years as a payroll clerk by Hensley-Schmidt Construction and Consulting Firm.

Mrs. Dent was a long standing member of Ridgeview Baptist Church.

Her daughter Cathy Hawk preceded her in death.

Survivors include her sons, Michael (Patricia) Cornish of Winter Springs, Florida and Patrick (Patsy) Cornish of Merritt Island, Florida; grandchildren, Tracy (Darren) Rankin of Chulouta, Florida, Benjamin (Elizabeth) Cornish of Winter Springs, Florida, Tim Hawk, Ken (Emily) Cornish, Joe Hawk, and Wyatt Hawk all of Chattanooga; great-grandchildren, Darien (Andrew) Turman of Orlando, Florida, Madison, Mackenzie, Jesse, Emma, Annabelle, and Kimber Hawk all of Chattanooga.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 3, 2017 at the funeral home from 6-7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the East Chapel with Rev. Bruce Sloan officiating.

Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 South Moore Road, Chattanooga, TN 37412.