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Effie D (Russell) Douglas

June 26, 1922 ~ May 19, 2019 (age 96)

Effie D. Douglas, age 96 of Lake City, TN passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at The Waters Of Clinton after a lengthy illness.  She was born June 26, 1922 in Campbell County, TN.  Effie was one of 14 children born to the late Sampson and Myrtle Ayers Russell of Campbell County. Effie was a Christian for 83 years and at her death was a member of the West Side Baptist Church in Lake City. She was a health care professional for 25 years, working as a nursing assistant.  Effie enjoyed raising a large garden and working in her flowers as her health allowed. Over her lifetime, she provided a home for many cats and enjoyed their company.  In addition to her parents, Effie is preceded in death by her husband, James Marion Douglas, son, Larry Edward Douglas, siblings, Reynold “Russ” Russell, Fred Russell, Cecil Russell, Clifford Russell, Shirl Russell, Burton Russell, Alene Weeks, Lydia Lowe and Thelma J. Dennis.


Son                                              Eldridge E. Douglas                   Maryville, TN                                                

Grand Daughter                         Kimberly Douglas Clark             Seymour, TN

Great Grandson                         Eric Ryan Smith                        Seymour, TN

Sister                                           Evelyn Shirley                             Cincinnati, OH

Brothers                                      Keneth Russell                           London, KY

                                                     Ray B. Russell                            Clinton

Visitation: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Hatmaker Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Russell officiating.

A private Burial will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019.                                          

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