Cora Smith Caldwell, age 87, of Helenwood, TN, departed her earthly home on July 1, 2021, surrounded by her husband and family. She peacefully entered into her Heavenly home to join many departed loved ones. Born February 12, 1934, in Helenwood, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Bertha Letner Smith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her children: Ricky Caldwell, Teresa Bridges, Sharon Boyatt, and Wendell Caldwell; brothers: Lawrence Smith and Mitchell Smith; sisters: Gertie Bell Phillips, Mageline Boles, Gladys Hamby, Irene Vanhooser, Josie Boshears, Juanita Ellis, Mayde Smith, Florence Smith, and Zola Smith; and father and mother-in-law: Jake and Princess Caldwell.
Cora is survived by her husband of 68 years: Verlon Caldwell; her children: Cathy Caldwell, Loretta Thompson, Anita Barrett and husband John, Randall Caldwell and wife Teresa, Karen Crabtree, Darlene Ray and husband Darrell, Wanda King and husband Luke, Wesley Caldwell and Mark Caldwell; 23 grandkids: Shonda, Aaron, Tony, Christina, Brittany, Kristen, Brandon, Monica, Brittany, Tanner, Jerrod, Amber, Christy, Miranda, Darick, Devin, Danielle, Daniel, Laciena, Lucas, Addision, Cody, Kelsie and Jake; 34 great grandkids; 5 great, great grandkids; sister: Artemia Henderson; as well as many other family members and friends.
Friends may visit with the Caldwell family on Monday, July 5, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Caldwell and Bro. Mark Caldwell officiating. Music will be provided by the Singing Hambys, and Darrell Ray and Heather Justice.
Committal service will follow in Daniel Memorial Cemetery in Helenwood, TN. Pallbearers will be: Tanner Bridges, Prestin Bee, Ethan Mayberry, Jerrod Williams, Jordyn Williams, Cody Caldwell, Darick Grider, and Devin Crabtree. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Daniel Ray and Brextyn Williams.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Cora Smith Caldwell.
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