Christine Virginia Melville (1917 - 2014)

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Christine Virginia Melville

Christine Virginia Melville, age 96 of Clarksville, TN, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 peacefully surounded by loved ones at home. Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

She was born in Palmyra, TN on October 24, 1917 to the late Hubert Ragan and Minnie Lee McCawley. Christine was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Smith; sisters, Helen and Francis; daughter, Sandra Kanat; grandson, Mark Smith; and second husband, Thomas Melville.

She is survived by her beloved son, Daniel Smith (Liz); grandchildren, David LeCroix, Lesli DeMoss (Greg), Kelly Kivienimi (Butch), Eric Smith (Grace), late grandson, Mark's wife Janet, Anthony Peak (Melissa), Alicia Courtier Larner and Cathy Peak; 22 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Christine was known as Granny, and was loved by everyone who knew her. She made homes in Garden City, MI, New Port Richey, FL and finally in Clarksville, TN. She spent so many summers in the cabin that she and husband Jesse built on Bradford Lake in Waters, MI.

Granny is now in Heaven, dancing to old time country music, and receiving requests for her famous strawberry shortcake.

Service and burial will take place later this summer in Michigan.

Online condolences may be made at; (931) 647-1562.


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Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
424 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 647-1562
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Published in The Leaf Chronicle from May 6 to May 9, 2014
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