Obituary for Georgia Bratcher (1931 – 2022)

Georgia Irene Bratcher, age 91, of Clinton, TN, died on Friday, December 30, 2022. Irene was a devoted and loving wife, sister, and aunt. She was a loyal friend to many, inspiring those around her with her kind spirit, energetic love of life, and compassion. Irene loved people and was loyal to her family. Georgia Irene Andrews was born on September 9, 1931 in Coal Creek, TN to George and Agnes Andrews. She played basketball at Lake City High School and graduated from Lake City High School. Irene met the love of her life, Wayne Eugene (Goober) Bratcher, and they were married in 1956. Throughout her life, Irene loved crafts and was gifted at embroidery. She kept a project going and gave her creations to those she loved. During her life she was a sewing machine operator at the Shirt Factory in LaFollette, TN, a department manager at Miller’s Department Store in downtown Knoxville, and a cafeteria worker at South Clinton Elementary School. Irene loved football and basketball and spent decades cheering on the TN Volunteers. One of her fondest memories was attending TN soccer games with her brother Kenny and attending Lady Vol’s games with her girlfriends. Irene was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Coal Creek #226, for over 50 years, where she was designated a Matron Worthy many times and held many positions of leadership. She was a longtime member of the South Clinton Baptist Church. She is survived by her 66-year-old husband, Wayne (Goober) Bratcher, beloved brothers Don Andrews (Dalys), Lake City, TN and Kenny Andrews, Clinton, TN, and beloved nieces and nephews. Irene was preceded in death by her parents George Andrews and Agnes Miller Andrews, sister Mary Ann Henegar, and sister-in-law Jewel Bratcher. The family will be friends on Monday, January 2, 2023 at South Clinton Baptist Church at 1000 Clinch Ave. received Clinton. TN 37716 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., funeral services immediately afterwards at 5:00 p.m. The burial will be held at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at a later date, which will be posted on the Jones Funeral Home website.

Jones Mortuary, LLC of Clinton, TN. serves the family of Georgia Irene Bratcher.

Published by Jones Mortuary, LLC – Clinton on December 30, 2022.

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