Thelma L. Brown Smith
Thelma L. Brown Smith, 92, of Crossville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 8, 1927, in Cumberland County, daughter of late General Davenport and Winnie (Ford) Davenport.
Thelma was a homemaker and was a member of the Old Fashioned Independent Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Hubert Brown, Earl Brown (Judy), Reba Hood, Loretta Britt Gibbons (George), Paul Smith (Judy) and Genese Baker (Dale), all of Crossville; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Lucy Tharp, Crossville.
In addition to her parents, Thelma is preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Brown; second husband, Ora Paul Smith; son, Aaron Brown; granddaughter, Tracy Russell; and grandson, Gary Dale Britt Jr.
She is also preceded by her siblings, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. with Bro. Gary Howard and Bro. Jeff Slayton officiating. Interment in Big Lick Cemetery.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. ( was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on January 24, 2020


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