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Oma Jean Rhea Norrod, 75
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Oma Jean Rhea Norrod, 75, was born Dec. 16, 1942 and died July 19 at Raintree Manor following a brief illness. 

A homemaker and member of Armstrong Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Lenzie Rhea.  She was preceded in death by husbands James Cooley and Jimmy Norrod. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by half-brother John S. (Ernestine) Smartt;  half-sister, Lillie M. (J.C.) Clemons, and sister-in-law Judy Rhea.

Mrs. Norrod is survived by brother Robert L. Rhea of McMinnville; two stepdaughters, Michelle Nichols and Kimberly Nichols, both of McMinnville;  stepson Michael Norrod of Clearwater, Fla.;  eight step-grandchildren; four nieces, Diane Crouch, Nancy Lance and Linda Hamilton, all of McMinnville and Debbie West of Sparta;  two nephews, Johnny Smartt and Phillip Clemons, both of McMinnville; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins;  brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Phyllis Norrod of Smithville, and sisters-in-law, Phyllis Jones and Paula Rogers, both of McMinnville.

Funeral service was Saturday, July 21, at High’s Chapel with Ray Weddington officiating.  Burial followed at Smyrna Cemetery. High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 22, 2018