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Sarah Ollie Ferris Campbell Holmes, 93, of Crossville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at her daughters home in Crossville.
She was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Crossville the daughter of the late Frank Lee Ferris and Fannie Mae (Wells) Ferris.
She is survived by her son, Jerome (Michele) Campbell, Pleasant Hill, TN; daughter, Sharon (Terry) Isaacson, Crossville; brother, Herbert Ferris, Cookeville, TN; sister, Beulah Boots Knicley, New Carlisle, OH; grandchildren, Sharon Campbell Fitzwater, Melissa Campbell Turner, Jerome Campbell Jr., Sarah Campbell Dignan, Adam Campbell, Jacob Campbell, Shannon Isaacson McGhee, Travis Isaacson, William Campbell and Nicole Campbell Massengale. She is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Ollie was preceded in death by her son, Billy Campbell, and sisters, Alma Womack, Ama Riddle, Bernice Dobbek and Lela Ferris.
Sara was known as mom, Miss Ollie, Granny Memaw and Granny Ollie. She was a mother who loved her children, grandchildren and all of her family so much. After the passing of Bill's wife, she raised Willie and Nickie as her own children and was so proud of both grandkids. She was such a hard working lady. In her younger years she was a very good waitress and served many meals to the locals of Cumberland County. Some people have said she was the very best certified nurse tech at Cumberland Medical Center, where she worked for many years. She was noted for excellent care of her patients and went above and beyond to do what was needed and wanted. She worked as a volunteer for Crossville Housing Authority and loved people.
Ollie was such a strong hard working lady and was just as strong in her faith and love for the Lord. She enjoyed attending church and JOY group trips. Granny Ollie cared deeply for others and was always making sure everyone around her was comfortable. She loved to cook for her family and made the best fried chicken, biscuits and gravy and fried apple pies, among so many other delicious things. No one ever left her home hungry or unloved.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Ken Clayton and Bro. Hank Jones officiating. Interment was in New Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send all memorial donations to Cumberland County Hospice.
Ollie will be greatly missed, but we know we will see her again in Heaven.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on October 31, 2016
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