Birchie Geneva Jeffries

84 year old Birchie Geneva Jeffries of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was the retired owner of Birchie’s Sweet Shop and a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Dossie Adcock Young; six brothers, Greg, George, Orvin, Bill, J.T., and Charlie Young; four sisters, Emma Smith, Rosha Henderson, Ola Haley, and Sirtie Orrick; and a son-in-law, Johnny Williams. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Pam Turner of Baxter. A daughter, Joannie Williams of Dowelltown. Six grandchildren, Amy and Patrick Cripps, Shelli Williams, Joshua and Erin Turner, Jessica and Lynus Martin, and Jennifer and Robbie Sykes all of Smithville, and Crystal and Jacob Young of Roane Mountain. Ten great grandchildren. Two sisters, Onie Smith of California and Lillie Calvin of Georgia. Special sister-in-law, Mable Young and special friend, Sherry Tusar both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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