Thela Wyatt Rowell, 71, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at her home in Crossville. She passed away with her husband, Reggie Rowell, of 43 years by her side as well as her daughters, Trudi Roberts and Traci Howard. Born on March 19, 1944, in Montgomery, AL, Thela was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. William Bruce Wyatt and Mrs. Gertrude Duncan Wyatt. In addition to her husband and daughters, she is survived by her grandchildren, Brooke Roberts, Lane Roberts and Jacob Howard; her sister, Barbara Brown; and her niece, Stacy Swindall. Thela was a member of the Grassy Cove United Methodist Church. She lived her life as a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family and placed them first and foremost in her life. She was full of energy and brought a smile to all she came into contact with and will be very much missed. Memorial services were held at Bilbrey Funeral home on Friday, Oct. 14, followed by graveside services at Grassy Cove Cemetery. The family of Thela wishes to express sincere thanks for all the love, support and prayers shown to them during this time. Any donations desired to be made in Thela’s name can be made to Grassy Cove Cemetery or Hospice Organization of Cumberland County. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  October 20, 2015