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Donald Lance

April 5, 2018
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Donald Lance, 84, of Rossville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 5, 2018. Donald has lived in the Chattanooga/North Georgia area for 67 years and was a member of the Church of God at True Life Church. He was a veteran of the Naval Reserve and retired from DuPont after 37 years of service.  Donald was preceded in death by his father and mother, William A. Lance and Lillian Pettitt Lance; brothers Stan (Sharon) Lance and Raymond (Louise) Lance; and sister Joyce (George) Plungas.

Survivors include his loving wife of  66 ½ years Barbara Lance, children: Donna (Terry) Summerlin, Ronda (Ken) Cox, Rev. Danny (Debbie) Lance; six grandchildren: Hannah (Adam) Finney, Erin (Jon) Thomas, Nicholas Summerlin, Justin (Lorie) Summerlin, Mandi Abercrombie, Stephen (Lindsey) Cox; ten great grandchildren: Emily Abercrombie, October Cox; Ashley Finney, Brandon Finney, Natalie Finney, Mason Summerlin, Morgan Summerlin, Maddox Summerlin,  Mia Thomas, Lydia Thomas; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Saturday, April 7, in the funeral home chapel with Pastors Danny Lance and Terry Harris officiating.

Visit to share words of comfort with the family and view the memorial tribute. Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to True Life Church at P.O. Box 9055, East Ridge, TN 37412, or online at

The family will receive friends 4-8 PM Friday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

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