Annis Ruth Campbell Horne, 73, of Cleveland, Tn., died Thursday, May 17, 2012 in an Athens health care facility.
She retired in July 2004 as a secretary at Lee University after 35 years of service. She was a member of Westmore Church of God. Annis enjoyed her Precept inductive Bible studies and sharing Christ with others. She loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Shirley Redden Campbell; infant sister, Joy Lee Campbell; and sister-in-law, Janice Campbell.
She is survived by her husband of 53 ½ years, S. Watson Horne of Cleveland; daughters, Lynette Hafley and husband, Terry of Cleveland, Letha McCurry and husband, Steve of Cleveland, Debbie Smith and husband, Ben of Fort Worth, Tx. and Carmen Darnell (Jay Headrick) of Dalton; 11 grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Hafley, Tanner (Amber) Hafley, Jared McCurry (Sarah Knecht), Erica McCurry (Brandon Welch), Tyler (Lillian) McCurry, Piper Smith (Joseph Thomas), Mal Smith, Jimmy Darnell, Kaity Darnell, Maci Headrick and Jessica Headrick; eight great-grandchildren, Cole Hafley, Izabella Jones, Claire Hafley, Landon Hafley, Jonah Hafley, Adia Welch, Liam McCurry and Abby Knecht; sister, Glenna (Lonzo) Kirkland of Cleveland; three brothers, Joe Campbell, George (Debbie) Campbell and Mike Campbell, all of Cleveland; several nieces and nephews; and caregiver and friend, Bertie Hicks.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Westmore Church of God with Pastor Wendell Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and sons-in-law and grandsons-in-law will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Grissom Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements and on Monday, May 21 one hour prior to the service at the church.
The family requests that memorials be made to Westmore Church of God, Building Fund, PO Box 3342, Cleveland, TN 37320.