DEFORD, KATHLEEN THELMA - age 98 of Knoxville went home to be with the Lord on Sunday March 2, 2014 at her home. She was employed by the Oak Ridge School Systems, and was preceded in death by her parents, husband James E. DeFord, Sr.; son-in-law, Elmer K. Brock; and several sisters and brothers. Survived by daughters, Jacque Brock, and Janice Kitts and husband Darrell; sons, James E. DeFord, Jr. and wife Senora, Jerry DeFord and wife Brenda, Terry DeFord; grandchildren, Donna, Keith, Rodney, Kevin, James III, Doug, Greg, Chris, Brad, Emily, Kathy, and Kristi; 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Reverend Charles Fritz and Reverend Chad Ramsey officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for graveside services at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Mar. 4, 2014