- Leah M. Lee, 82

Funeral services for Leah Mae Lee of Ava were held Nov. 20, 2019, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour.

Mrs. Lee, 82, died, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Ava.

She was born on Aug. 12, 1937, in Mansfield to Joseph Smith and Verna Mae Brazeal VanNess.

On Jan. 26, 1957, she married Ray Conway Lee; to this union, two daughters were born.

She worked at Emerson Electric in Ava before retiring.

She loved growing flowers, going to auctions, baking and feeding wild birds.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her brothers, Jack, Joe Ray, Curtis, Jerry and Darrell.

Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Whitaker and husband Rick of Ava and Raydena Hoppe and husband Lee of Columbia, Tenn.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Van Ness and wife Jan of Springfield and Gerald Van Ness and wife Beverly of Rogersville; and her sister-in-law, Mickey Van Ness of Rogersville.