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Irene Chambless Sherrell

October 10, 1926 January 16, 2019
Irene Chambless Sherrell
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Irene Chambless Sherrell, age 92, passed away January 16, 2019, in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was born in Jenny’s Creek, Alabama, to Herbert and Gertrude Chambless. She lived most of her life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She had lived the last 4 years in Knoxville. She was a member of White Oak Baptist Church, Chattanooga and Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Limrock, Alabama. She worked several years with special needs children in the Chattanooga School System. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, James C. Sherrell who was a survivor of Pearl Harbor; brother, John Chambless; 3 sisters, Dorothy Hicks, Thelma Gentle, and Betty Tidwell, all from the Scottsboro area. She is survived by 4 children, Linda Compton of La Grange, Kentucky, Michael (Myra) Sherrell of Knoxville, Judy (John) Meeks of Chattanooga, and Kristie (Ray) Clement of Midland, Michigan; 8 grandchildren, Katrina Perkey, Dr. Christopher Sherrell, Stephanie Sherrell Hargraves, Bryan and Nik Meeks, and Tyler, Justin, and Danielle Huntress; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at a later date.


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