- Cullman, Alabama

September 9, 2013

Marilyn McAnnally

Moss-Service Funeral Home

SIGNAL MTN., TN — Marilyn McAnnally

Marilyn Griffin McAnnally, 63, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., passed away in a Chattanooga hospital Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. She was born in Gadsden, Ala., to the late James and Wynona Griffin.

Moss-Service Funeral Home of Cullman directing local arrangements.

After graduating from Auburn University, Marilyn taught at Fairview High School in Williamson County, Tenn. She moved to Chattanooga in 1985, where she taught mathematics at Baylor School for over 20 years.

She loved many things in life but nothing more than the opportunity to help someone in need. Her favorite moments were in the victories of her students, friends, colleagues and family. She was a tireless encourager who used her talents and gifts to advance the causes of those around her. She spent her life trying to improve the lives of others, and she always saw the best in those fortunate enough to know her.

She is survived by her husband, John McAnnally; son, John-Ryan McAnnally (Kim); granddaughters, Hannah and Emma McAnnally; sisters, Betty Holland (Marston), Arab, Ala., and Gail Sutphin, Atlanta, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Anne Harris (Lynn) and Martha Mosteller (Darrell), both of Cullman, Ala.; nieces, Lindsay Sutphin, Nikki Whitehead (Shane), Stacy Lindsay (Brandon) and Emily Chamblee (Skylar); and nephews, Marty Holland (Shiela) and Dustin Holland (Stacy).

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Baylor School Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Boulevard, Signal Mountain, Tenn. Visitation at the church will follow. Interment will be at 2 p.m. (CDT) Wednesday, Sept. 11, CDT at Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Ala.

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