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Nila Mae Lockwood, 80, of Sparta, TN, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Cumberland House in Crossville.
She was born Feb. 18, 1936, in Sparta, TN, daughter of the late John Whitaker and Minnie Mae (Bennett) Whitaker. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her sons, William David (Donna) Lockwood of Pleasant Hill, TN, and Mark Anthony (Debbie) Lockwood of Pleasant Hill; daughters, Angela Carol (Larry) Sherlin of Pleasant Hill and Janie Annetta (David) Tallent of Sparta, TN; and brother, Rubin Whitaker of Pleasant Hill.
She is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Nila was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Whitney Lockwood; brothers, J.D. Whitaker and Jim Whitaker; and three infant baby sisters.
Graveside services and burial were held at Neverfail Cemetery on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at 1 p.m. with Bro. Louis Davis officiating.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on August 16, 2016
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