Thelma Gambrell, 97 years, of Hicksville, Ohio, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020, at Hickory Creek of Hicksville, where she was a resident. Thelma was born May 4, 1922, in Wayne County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Clyde and Grace (Luker) Hollis. She married Buford H. Gambrell on June 24, 1939, in Wayne County, Tennessee, and he preceded her in death on March 30, 1980. Thelma was a sales clerk for the former Marshall’s Clothing in Butler. She also worked for Universal Tool in Butler. She was a member of the Hicksville First Church of Christ. Thelma attended Lifeline Connection Church.
Surviving are her two children, Mary Gambrell of Hicksville and Jerry (Carol) Gambrell, Walbridge, OH; two grandchildren, Robinne (John) Antonacci of Perrysburg, OH and Suzanne Henry of Stony Ridge, OH; three great-grandchildren, Shane Antonacci, Shelby (Matt Almester) Antonacci and Aaron Henry; four sisters, Emogene Nelson of Iron City, TN, Edith Waters of Lebanon, TN, Mildred Gayler of Rogers, AR and Delphia Elder of Hicksville, OH; three brothers, Lawrence Hollis of Hohenwald, TN, James (Mel) Hollis of Siloam Springs, AR and Frank (Connie) Hollis of Joplin, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Buford; one brother, Dale Hollis; two sisters, Mary Beth Wonderly and Jewel Owens.
Visitation for Thelma Gambrell was held Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, Hicksville, OH. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Steve Eyers officiating. Interment followed in Six Corners Cemetery, Hicksville, OH.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those planning an expression of sympathy to consider memorial contributions be made to Crippled Children and Adult Society, 309 Wendell Avenue, Hicksville, OH 43526 or to Fort Defiance Humane Society, 7169 State Route 15, Defiance, OH 43512.
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