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Obit – Ms. Debbie Oldham

Ms. Debbie Oldham, age 63 of Lebanon died at 7:20 a.m. Friday morning September 11, 2020 at the Carmack Avenue home of her daughter in Carthage from bone cancer with which she was diagnosed June 5th of this year. She was pronounced deceased at 7:49 a.m. by Kindred Hospice who had assisted the family with her care.

Pastor Johan McGregor officiated at the Monday September 14th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home and his wife Sister Elize McGregor delivered the eulogy. Burial followed the 3 p.m. services in the Estle Flatt Cemetery in the Martin Hollow in the Difficult Community.

One of three daughters and one son of the late Jesse K. (J. K.) Cordell who died at the age of 66 on July 5, 1997 and Elizabeth (Betty) Charbonneau Cordell who died at the age of 77 on November 13, 2011, she was born Debra Lynn Cordell on June 3, 1957 in Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee.

Ms. Oldham was a 1975 graduate of Lafollette High School in Lafollette, TN.

She was attended the Love’s Way Community Church in Lebanon and was active in their Joseph’s Storehouse ministries, which provided food and assistance to the needful of the community.

She had been employed with the Dana Corporation in Gordonsville since June 1, 1984 and served as Quality coordinator until overcome by her illness.

Surviving are her two daughters, Brooke Oldham Grimsley and Mandy Oldham both of Carthage,

Four grandchildren, Cody Grimsley, twins Caleb and Colton Grimsley, Sadie Steakley; two sisters, Connie Cordell Pebley, Kima Cordell Robbins both of Lafollette; brother, Gary Cordell also of Lafollette; father of her two daughters, Ricky “Burr” Oldham of the Monoville Community.

The Oldham family requests memorials be made to Joseph’s Storehouse in Lebanon.