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800 W. Jackson Street
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-526-6384
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Ila Emery

Ila R. Emery (Henry)

Saturday, May 23rd, 1931 - Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Ila R. Emery, age 87 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Thursday, January 24, 2019, at NHC Healthcare of Cookeville.

She was born Saturday, May 23, 1931 in Sparta, Tennessee to the late Hollis and Beulah (Clouse) Henry.

Ila was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She attended Knights Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and Faith Fellowship Church. She was a very giving person, always helping others, and was known by many as "Mother".

Ila is survived by:

2 Daughters and Spouses:
Kathy and Camilo Sanchez of Knoxville, TN
Judy and Lee Roberts of Cookeville, TN

2 Sons and Spouses:
Robert "Bob" and Dana Emery of Sweetwater, TN
Billy "Bill" and Cathy Emery of Cookeville, TN

1 Son-in-law:
Norman Dodson of Hartsville, TN

7 Grandchildren:
Amy Dodson, Laurel Dodson, Eric Emery, Brent Emery, Nicole Norris, Jarrod Roberts, John Roberts.

11 Great Grandchildren

1 Sister and Brother-in-law:
Anna and Ron Nelson

2 Brothers and Sisters-in-law:
Herman and Rachael Henry
Jere and Donna Henry

In addition to her parents Ila was preceded in death by her Husband: Robert J. Emery, Sr., 1 Daughter: Vicki Lynn Dodson, 1 Grandchild: Joseph Roberts, 2 Brothers: Bill and Hoyt Henry, and 1 Sister: Ruth Farley.

Funeral services for Ila will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019, beginning at 11:00 AM from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Gillock and Bro. Sterl Paramore officiating. Interment will follow at Clouse Seminary Cemetery in Board Valley, TN.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, January 25, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 25th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, January 25th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Bro. Mike Gillock
    Bro. Sterl Paramore
  • Interment

    Clouse Seminary Cemetery
    Board Valley, TN


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This woman meant more to me than any body could ever imagine. She was my "mother" I loved her more than anything on this earth. This hurts my heart. Jennifer Jones Farmer,

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