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Lois C. Chase

March 2, 1940 — January 14, 2024

Middletown, RI

Lois C. Chase, age 83, of Middletown, RI died Sunday, January 14, 2024, at Newport Hospital after complications from a cancerous tumor. She was one of twins born in Maryville, Tennessee, on March 2, l940, to Clarence and Henrietta (McKelvey) Curtis. Her twin sister, Doris Lee, died at age five months. Lois attended Friendsville High School and Hiwassee College. Her working career included employment as a teacher in Tennessee, office clerk in New York City, and restaurant worker in Middletown, RI. She retired after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but despite becoming wheelchair-bound for years she maintained an active life including outdoor gardening. Lois epitomized being a "tough Tennessean." She was an encouraging person to others and was known for her kitchen skills and her love of music. Lois is survived by her husband Frederick Chase, daughter Mary Christine Chase, N.P., her primary caregiver, daughter Elizabeth Driver (David), son Daniel G. Chase (Susan), and grandchildren Katie Holman, Dani Driver, and Bethany Chase. She is also survived by her siblings Clara Rogers (George), Ida Ruth Moler (David), and Charles M. Curtis (Linda).  Family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM on Thursday January 25, 2024 with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM at Friendsville United Methodist Church, 204 E College Ave, Friendsville, TN 37737. Family and friends will assemble at 3:00 PM for interment service at Cloyd’s Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cloyd’s Church Rd. Greenback, TN 37742. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service 865-983-1000 www.smithlifeandlegacy.com

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Visitation

Thursday, January 25, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Friendsville United Methodist

204 E College Ave, Friendsville, TN 37737

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 25, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Friendsville United Methodist

204 E College Ave, Friendsville, TN 37737

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Interment

Thursday, January 25, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cloyds Creek Presbyterian Church

Greenback, TN 37742

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