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Nancy S. Dempsey

September 9, 1956 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old


Nancy S. Plank Dempsey, 67, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by family, Monday, January 29, 2024.  She bravely battled a cancer diagnosis since 2018.  She was a lifetime resident of Signal Mountain and retired from a career at Blue Cross & Blue Shield.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Arbutus Plank; brother, Randall “Randy” J. Plank; oldest daughter, Anna Mashaun Martin; sister, Katherine G. Plank; brother, James S. "Jimmy" Plank; and nephew, Joseph “Joey” H. Plank.

She leaves behind a loving family, her children, Wendy Marlene Dempsey and James C. “J. C.” (Heather) Dempsey; grandchildren: Jonathan (Mandy) Thacker, Chelsea Dempsey, Raidan (Christy) Martin, James L. “Jake” Dempsey; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Judy (Maurice) Payne; and brothers, C. David (Joy) Plank and Jack N. (Betty) Plank.

Visitation is 4:00-8:00 pm Thursday, February 1, 2024, and 1:00-2:00 pm, Friday, February 2, 2024 at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Friday, February 2, 2024 in the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, with Jonathan Milligan officiating.  Interment will follow in Fairmount Cemetery on Signal Mountain.

Arrangements entrusted to Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415. 423-877-3524.


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