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June Baird Frazier

Published: 08/22/2013

June Baird Frazier, age 90, Dayton, TN, died early Tuesday morning, August 20, 2013, at her home in Taylors, South Carolina. 

She was born in Middlesboro, Kentucky to the late Jeremiah Winston and Laura (Stokely) Baird. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Gillespie Frazier.

June was raised in Newport and moved to Dayton in 1947. She was a former English teacher at Rhea County High School and had been employed in the East Wing of the White House during the Jimmy Carter administration.

While living in Dayton, June attended the Dayton First United Methodist Church and was a member of the Garden Club and Bridge Club.  Upon moving to Chattanooga in 1983, she attended the First Centenary United Methodist Church.

June is survived by her two sons James (Sylvia) Frazier of Taylors, SC and Winston (Louise) Frazier of Knoxville and three grandchildren, Molly Frazier, Andrew Frazier, both of Taylors, SC, and Laura (Tom) Withers of Tunica, MS.

Graveside services for June will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Buttram Cemetery in Dayton with Rev. T.J. Burdine officiating.  She will be laid to rest next to her husband. 

Please share your memories of June on her on-line guest register at

The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton, TN.

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