Obituaries

Thelma Waddle -

Thelma Ruth Tweed Waddle, 72, Limestone, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, November 18, 2012, after many years of declining health.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Lena Tweed; sisters: Vyrtle Lee Mongold, Pearl Nichols, Wanda Tweed, Ina Henry, and Iris Patterson; brothers: Glenn Tweed, Dennis Tweed, and R.L. Tweed; her mother- and father-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Dulcie Waddle; and a sister-in-law, Deanna Waddle.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

Her greatest accomplishment in this life was that she was a wonderful mother to her children and an adoring grandmother to her grandchildren, who knew her as “Nanny.”

She loved spending time with all of her family, but it was her grandchildren who brought the most joy to her world.

Being a homemaker was her most important job, but she was also worked as a seamstress and telemarketer.

She loved to laugh and have a good time with her family.

Even in sickness, she tried to enjoy every minute of life. She fought for many years to stay healthy, and she was overjoyed when she received a kidney transplant in 2001.

Her faith in the Lord and the prayers of loved ones and friends kept her going.

She attended Lighthouse Baptist Church in Jonesborough, TN, and before her illness, she was a Sunday School teacher for several years at New Salem Baptist Church in Limestone, TN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Larry G. Waddle, of the home; her four children: daughter and son-in-law, Teena and Tony Broyles of Limestone, son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Teresa Waddle of Telford, son and daughter-in-law, Toby and Natalie Waddle of Telford, and a daughter, Kristi Waddle, of Chuckey; her four granddaughters: Brandy Matthews and husband, Dave, of Telford, Whitney Tisdale and husband, T.J., of Italy, Anna Waddle, and Emma Waddle; her two grandsons: Travis and Ashley Broyles of Limestone, and Hunter Waddle of Telford; her sisters: Shirley Wilhoit, and husband, C.L., Lora Davis, and Betty Head and husband, Steve; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

A celebration of life service was at Jeffers Funeral Chapel in Afton on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Graveside services were Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Herman United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Garry Edwards officiated.