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Calvin Onas Dannel, 77, of Crab Orchard, TN, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, TN.
He was born Oct. 31, 1939, in Dayton, TN, son of the late James Oliver Dannel and Julie Mae (Burns) Dannel. Calvin worked at the rock quarry and was a member of the Homestead Church of Christ.
He is survived by his sons, Charles Ray Dannel, Crab Orchard, TN, and Danny Lynn Dannel, Crossville, TN; daughter, Claudine Downs, Crab Orchard, TN; brother, Alvin "Buddy" Dannel, Rockwood, TN; sister, Wilma Sherrill, Crossville, TN; special niece, Diane Hale; and special great-niece, Holly Garrett. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by his wife, Tennie Dannel; son, Calvin Dannel; great-grandson, Haden Wade Dannels; brother, Elvin Dannel; and sisters, Inas Underwood, Edna Houston, Agnes Sherrill, Gladys Sherrill, Mildred Thurman, Melba Gunter, Irene Godsey and Geraldine Smith.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at 3 p.m. with Bro. Russell Swafford officiating. Interment in Haley's Grove Cemetery.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on December 20, 2016
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