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OBIT: Mrs. Idella Spurlin

Mrs. Idella Spurlin

Mrs. Idella Spurlin died at Alive Hospice Residence at 3:54 a.m. Monday morning October 22, 2018 where she was admitted from Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday October 17th suffering from bone cancer. Mrs. Spurlin was 65.

Funeral services from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted Wednesday afternoon October 24th at 1 p.m. officiated by her longtime minister Larry Cole. Burial followed beside her husband in section four at the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.

She was born Florence Idella Beatty in Warren in Trumble County, Ohio and was the youngest of five children of the late Floyd Ray Beatty Sr. and Rose Alive Wright Beatty who later relocated to the Rickman Community in Overton County where the children were reared.

Three siblings preceded her in death, Floyd Ray Beatty Jr., Ruth Ann Beatty Smucker and Barbary Ray Beatty Saunders.

Mrs. Spurlin was a 1972 graduate of Rickman High School in Overton County.

On June 23, 1974 in Livingston she was united in marriage to Crawford, Tennessee native Robert Glenn (Bob) Spurlin. The ceremony was performed by minister Olman England.

Her husband, a 1995 retired Army veteran, died in a two vehicle automobile accident in the Popes Hill Community on May 5, 1998 at the age of 48.

She had been employed at the Carthage Walmart except for a year in 2004 when she then was being treated for cancer, since August of 1993. At the time she was again overcome by her illness, she continued to be employed part time.

Mrs. Spurlin was a member of the Montrose Church of Christ at Defeated Creek.

Surviving are her two sons, Scott Spurlin of Smithville, Jonathan Spurlin and wife Angel of the Defeated Creek Community; two grandchildren who she cared for, Gavin and Jason Spurlin both of the Defeated Creek Community and Ross Andrew Spurlin; sister, Doris Jean “Jodi” Cunningham of Ohio.

The Spurlin family requests memorials to the Montrose Church of Christ Youth Fund.