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OBIT: Mrs. Thelma Massey

Mrs. Thelma Massey, a homemaker of the Rome Community, died at the age of 94 on Thursday evening December 12, 2019 at 5:12 p.m. at Elmcroft of Lebanon.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon December 15th at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon. Stan Stevenson, minister of the Adams Avenue Church of Christ in Lebanon, officiated at the services. Burial followed beside her husband in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

One of five children of the late General F. Hall, an Army veteran of World War I who died at the age of 73 on June 27, 1969 and Ava Pearl Moore Hall, she was born Thelma Hall in Hartford in Geneva County, Alabama on June 28, 1925.

On June 22, 1946 she was united in marriage to Smith County native Walter Leon Massey who preceded her in death on April 28, 2000 following 53 years of marriage.

Mrs. Massey was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melinda Ann Reynolds, who died at the age of 36 on September 28, 2001.

Also preceding her in death was a brother and three sisters.

Mrs. Massey was a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ in Lebanon.

Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Reynolds Cross and husband Bobby of Lebanon; son, Randy Massey and wife Susan of the Hiwasssie Community; three grandchildren, Luann Reynolds Stallings and husband Nicky of Carthage, Walter Max Massey, Mickela Massey; three great grandchildren, Mendy Williams and husband Chuck, Michelle Zuercher and husband Isaac, Melissa Barnes and husband Matthew, great-great-grandchild, Rylee Williams, sister-in-law, Claudine Massey.

The Massey family requests memorials to either, St. Jude Research Hospital, Alive Hospice of Disabled Veterans.