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Georgia Rhea Willoughby, 80
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Mrs. Georgia Rhea Willoughby, 80, of Temperance Hall passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015, at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.

Mrs. Willoughby was born September 15, 1935, the daughter of the late Elmer Lee Ellis and Mary Athelene Curtis. She married Johnsie B. Willoughby and he preceded her in death on April 7, 1983. Mrs. Willoughby was also preceded in death by Daughter-in-Law; Sandra Witty Willoughby and Sister; Jeanette Fields.

She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church on Dale Ridge.

Mrs. Willoughby is survived by Sons, John Lee Willoughby of Alexandria, TN and Phillip (Melinda) Willoughby of Smithville, TN. Grandchildren; Johnathon (Rena) Willoughby, Jessie (Jeannie) Willoughby, Katie Willoughby, Josh (Erin) Turner, Jessica (Lynus) Martin, Jennifer (Robbie) Sykes, Lacey (Russ) Williams, and Seth Willoughby. Fifteen great-grandchildren, Lydia and Jathan Willoughby, Jesse, Jake, and Maddie Wilson, Chloe, Alley, and Kenna Sykes, Aidan and Liam Turner, Keegan, Kale, and Krew Martin, and Harper and Hadley Williams; brother, Junior (Sue) Ellis; sister, Mildred Clayborn also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Willoughby were conducted from the Chapel of Avant Funeral Home on Dec. 29, 2015. Bro. Elmer Ellis, Jr. and Bro. Johnathon Willoughby officiated with interment following in the New Hope Cemetery.

Avant Funeral Home, Alexandria was in charge of the arrangements.


Smithville, TN

January 13, 2016