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A woman who helped create a long-standing East Tennessee holiday tradition has passed away.

Reverend Shirley Delap died this weekend at the age of 93. She wrote the script for Knoxville's Nativity Pageant.

Delap only had two weeks to write that script, but the group loved it. It's the same one still being performed each year around Christmas time at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium

Funeral services are scheduled for this Saturday at The Lord's Chapel on Peters Road. Service begins at 10 a.m.

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