Marguerite Cope Close, 81, of McMinnville, died Thursday, Dec. 1 at her residence.
She was born Oct. 22, 1935, in Sylva, N.C., was a homemaker, and a member of Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Close was preceded in death by parents Gentry and Vesta Cope, an infant sister Freda Jean Cope, and her brothers Marvin, Barton, and R.L. Cope.
Survivors include her husband Odis Close, son and daughter-in-law Charles Barry (Gwen) Close, grandchildren Kalli Close, Nick Close, and Dan (Kelly) Close, sister Juanita Walker, and brother Larry (Joan) Cope. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Darrell Cantrell and elder Kenneth Brown will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Smithville. The Close family will receive friends Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.