Mary Vennie Elrod Bussell

Posted By | August 11, 2005 12:00 am

Mary Vennie Elrod Bussell, 92, of Sparta, passed away Aug. 7, 2005.
Bussell was born Aug. 29, 1912, in White County, to Alonzo and Susie Abston Elrod.
She had worked at a shirt factory.
Bussell was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bethel Bussell; two brothers, Varris Elrod, and Jack Dempsey Elrod.
Survivors include five children, Thelma Jean Bussell and husband William Gambrell, of Cookeville, Albert Bethel Bussell and wife Floyce, of Algood, Edna Ruth Baker and husband Edward, Jack Daniel Bussell and wife Loretta Faye, all of Sparta, Madelyn Bussell Bennett, of Westmoreland; one sister, Mona W. Elrod Petty; two brothers, Van Henry Elrod, Roy Elrod, all of Sparta; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were 10 a.m., Aug. 10, 2005, at Thurman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Carter Cemetery.
Bro. Charlie Myers and Bro. Carl Sims officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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