Pauline "Mama Poss" Poss Cantrell age 91 of Smithville, passed away Saturday night at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born October 14, 1924 to her parents, the late William Riley and Connie Gibbs Hendrixson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, James Elmer Poss and Talmadge Cantrell; grandson, Jerry Lane Poss; 2 brothers, William Vernus Hendrixson and Joe Hendrixson. Mama Poss was a member of the Bright Hill United Methodist Chruch, Smithville Senior Citizens, United Methodist Women and worked with the Methodist Clothes Closet. She was a retired shirt factory worker, school cafeteria worker and a homemaker. Survivors include 4 children, W.J. and wife Bill Poss of Smithville, Geraldine and husband Junior Fuson of Smithville, Jimmy and wife Joyce Poss of Smithville and Bobby and wife Judy Poss of Smithville; 9 grandchildren, John (Lori) Poss, Jim (J.J.) Poss, Dana Poss, Tammy (Scott) Turner, Scotty (Lori) Fuson, Tony (Jenia) Poss, Tonya (Michael) Hattaway, Christie (Mark) Hart, Jason (Misty) Poss, 20 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Ruth Colwell of Dowelltown and 1 brother, Jack (Jerrie) Hendrixson of Gallatin. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Carpenter officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM, Tuesday 10:AM until 8:PM, Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In addition of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Bright Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, DeKalb Animal Coalition or to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
The Smithville Review
December 2, 2015