Hammontree, Karol Sue Derryberry (Decatur)

Sunday, January 17, 2021
Karol Hammontree
Karol Hammontree

Karol Sue Derryberry Hammontree, 64, of Decatur, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at her residence. 

She was preceded in death by her parents: Jasper and Martha Coats Derryberry; brother: Gary Derryberry; infant grandson: Andrew Jackson Sims.

Survivors include her spouse: Donny Noyola of Decatur; Son; Jason Hammontree of Decatur; daughter: Stacia Sims of Decatur, Charlene Love of Graysville, TN, Steve Derryberry of Ringgold, GA, Maxine Brown of Ringgold, GA, Kandace Hammontree of Decatur, Jacia Holden of Graysville, TN; great-grandson: River Goins; several nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

The Funeral Home will be open from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service for friends to pay their respects.

Due to Covid 19 regulations we ask that you bring and wear your mask during the service and practice social distancing. 

Decatur Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the Hammontree Family.

Please go to www.decaturfuneralsandcremations.com and sign the guest book and offer your condolences and memories.

Arrangements are by Decatur Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 423-334-3661.


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