Raymond Ferrell, 84, of Spencer died Saturday at NHC of Sparta.
He was a nurseryman and a member of the Sink Creek Baptist Church. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwight Rackley officiated and burial followed at DeKalb Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Vella Young Ferrell; seven brothers, Tom, Ben, Joe, Jimmy, Paul, Troy, and J.D. Ferrell; and sister, Gladys Earls.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Goldie Ferrell of Spencer; 11 children, Lawrence Ralph of Spencer, David Ferrell of McMinnville, Sue and Ron Dolberry of Smithville, Raymond Ferrell and Alberta Garrett of Rock Island, Ricky Ferrell and Connie Hollon of McMinnville, Virgil and Alvina Ferrell of Morrison, James and Susan Ferrell of Viola, Gary Ferrell and Renee Cummings of McMinnville, Gladys and Robert Johnson of Columbia, Melissa Key, and Nolan Foster of Rock Island, and Bradley Ferrell of Spencer; 38 grandchildren 68 great grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild; and one brother, Johnny Ferrell of McMinnville.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 23, 2013