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Odessa Eakle Emberton, 98, of Glasgow, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Diversicare of Glasgow.
She was born in Clay County, Tenn., the daughter of Mack Clayton Eakle and Vadie Slate Eakle. Her husband was the late Glen Emberton. Mrs. Emberton was a homemaker and had been a lunchroom cook at the Gamaliel School. She was a member of Park City Baptist Church.
She is survived by three children, Mack Emberton (Sue), Carol Smith (James) and Vessa Williams (Phillip), all of Glasgow; eight grandchildren, Sharon Jessie (David), Jim England (Margaret), Clayton England (Lisa), Cindy Saddler (Bill), Christy Trulock, Michael Smith (Lesley), Matthew Smith and Shane Williams (Stacy); 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Glen Eakle, of Louisville; and one sister, Iree Francis, of Indianapolis.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Elise England.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Clementsville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Clementsville Cemetery, c/o Mickey Clements, 14607 Clay County Hwy., Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150.
Published on January 31, 2017
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