Ms. Verla Pickell, age 92, of Griffin, passed away Sept. 11, 2012 at Heritage Inn Nursing Home, Barnesville.
She was born June 23, 1920 in Martel, Tenn., (Loudon County), to the late William Lafal Pickell and Cora Purkey Pickell. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ima Pickell Magill; and brother, Boyd Pickell. She was a store manager for McCrory-McClelland-Green for many years and retired from McClelland’s in Griffin in 1985. Ms. Pickell attended Brooks Congregational Holiness Church and The First Baptist Church of Zebulon. She enjoyed sewing, reading, cooking, canning and gardening and she loved flowers.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Ruth Davis and husband John of Milner, R.L. Magill and wife Susan, Brenda Boles and husband Jimmy, all of Harriman, Tenn., Mitchell Magill of Rockwood, Tenn., and Karenia Breazeale and husband Brent of Harriman, Tenn.; a special brother-in-law, Ralph Magill Sr. and wife Betty of Harriman; sister-in-law, Ruth Pickell of Lenoir City, Tenn.; great-nieces and -nephews, Randy Davis and Kevin Davis of Milner, Amanda L. Crass and husband Sam and Brian N. Magill and wife Misty of Harriman, Jim Boles and wife Kelly of Kingston, Tenn., Travis Boles and wife Michelle of Harriman and Tabby Craig of Rockwood, Tenn.; great-great nieces and -nephews: Anna-Marie Davis of Milner, Makenzie Crass, Morgan Crass, Isabel Magill and Maddox Magill, all of Harriman, Spencer Boles and Nicholas Boles of Kingston, Jacobe Craig of Rockwood, Gabriel Breazeale and Aaron Breazeale of Harriman.
Friends visited the family on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Moody Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Middlebrooks officiating. Interment followed in Eastview Cemetery in Zebulon.
Moody Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.