|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1908|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 2013|
Mrs. Della Gwynne Webb Rhodes, age 105, went to be with her Lord, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Sheffield, Ala. Della was born in Whiteville, Tenn. April 3, 1908, the seventh child of Monroe Allen Webb and Lena Mayes Webb. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert Rhodes; sisters, Mary Cocke, Edna Thomas, Kathleen Abernathy and Pearl Weber; brothers, Monroe Allen Webb Jr. and Mayes L. Webb; nephews, Andrew Thomas, William A. Thomas, Dr. Edwin Cocke Jr. and John A. Weber Jr.; and nieces, Margaret Weber and Jane Webb. She is survived by nephews, John Weber Webb (Judith) and Mayes Rhea Webb (Polly); niece, Dorothy Webb Kiker; and many other family members. Also surviving is her devoted best friend and caregiver of 24 years, Mrs. Sarah Tubbs.
Della Gwynne received her advanced education at George Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. and taught fourth grade for 30 years in Sheffield, Ala. She was an active member of Sheffield First United Methodist Church and the 20th Century Club. She enjoyed playing bridge, but her primary interest was traveling around the world with her sisters. She was a supporter of the arts in the Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Muscle Shoals area. She read her Bible daily and put all her trust in the Lord. She and her friend, Sarah, went out for lunch and shopping nearly every day. She was always happy, bright and alert and loved to relate family stories. She loved sweets and her last meal was cookies, candy and coffee.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar, Tenn. with interment following in Melrose Cemetery in Whiteville. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. before the service.
Published in Florence Times Daily on Nov. 22, 2013.
Albert Hinton Rhodes (1908 - 1956)
Created by: B Holland
Record added: Aug 12, 2012
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