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Vivian Chandler Callahan

Vivian Chandler Callahan, age 88, of Erwin, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Lusious and Emma Foster Chandler. Vivian had retired at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital in housekeeping, Industrial Garment and also James’s 5 & 10. In addition to her parents, Vivian is preceded in death by her husband, Fred “F.T.” Callahan, son-in-law: Mike Light, sister: Beulah Tilson, brothers: Harold Chandler and Glen Chandler, Niece: Kathryn Ambrose.

Vivian has left behind to cherish her memories:
Daughter: Brenda Light of Erwin
Grandsons: David Light and wife Krish of Bluff City
Jason Light and wife Ellie of Elizabethton
Great-Step-Grandson: Caleb Tester
Great-Grand-Daughter: Annabelle Grace Light
Sister: Mary Peterson of Erwin
Several Nieces and Nephews

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Vivian Chandler Callahan in a funeral service to be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Kevin Laws and Reverend Charlie Trivette will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and continue until service time on Wednesday at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Evergreen Cemetery. Those who will attend will meet at Evergreen Cemetery by 10:50 AM on Thursday.

In Lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, Attn: In Memory Dept., 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105: 901-495-3300.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Vivian Chandler Callahan through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.