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Christine Tramel
Christine Tramel






Christine Tramel, 84, of Smithville died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at NHC of Smithville.


She was a lifetime member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and a retired nurse. Christine served DeKalb County for 50 years in nursing.


She had a passion for helping others and touching the lives of those that she came in contact with.


The funeral was held Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson and Michael Carpenter officiated with burial following in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.


Tramel was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nora Fuson Johnson; a brother, Virgil Johnson; and two sisters, Lorene Hale and Barbara Keaton.


Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Cantrell of Portland, Trish and Jerry Killian of Knoxville, and Donna Tramel of Smithville; one son, Ronnie and Phyllis Tramel of Smithville, 10 grandchildren, Ashley and Shannon Lepley of Portland, Ryan and Tina Cantrell of Smithville, Chad and Casi Young of Nashville, Emily Young of Knoxville, Lindsay and Brian Honaker of Knoxville, Leah Snow, Jake Tramel, Hunter Tramel, Martha Puckett (Tyler Taylor), all of Smithville, and Will Puckett of Hendersonville; 11 great grandchildren; and one brother, A.C. and Elizabeth Johnson. Two sisters, Mary Jane Johnson and Violet Pack, both of Smithville; as well as several nieces and nephews survive.


Special thanks to everyone at NHC and staff and Avalon Hospice for all their care and love.


Pallbearers included Chad Young, Will Puckett, Danny Hale, Stevie Keaton, Johnny Pack, Hunter Tramel, Issac Robinson, and Henry Puckett.




Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Smithville, TN was in charge of the arrangements.






Smithville, TN


March 22, 2017