Erma Gertrude Nokes

96 year old Erma Gertrude Nokes of Liberty died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gassaway Church of Christ where she was a member for over 80 years. Gary Hancock will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at which time Ms. Nokes’ body will be taken to the church for the service at 2:30 p.m. She and her late husband Shelah were the former owners and operators of Nokes’ General Store in Liberty. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Brownlow and Elizabeth Mathis Derting; along with nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons, Clyde Nokes and Rayburn Nokes both of Smithville and two daughters, Dorothy and her husband Sanford Bryan and Oleta and her husband Howard Bullard both of Murfreesboro. Eight grandchildren, Gary Nokes, Nick Nokes, Bill Nokes, Jeff Nokes, Charles Nokes, Derek Bryan, Lisa Lawson, and Linda Dockery. Thirteen great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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