EDITH MARIE SMITH ISBELL, age 86, of Estill Springs, Tenn., departed this life on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Harton Regional Medical Center, Tullahoma, Tenn., following a brief illness.

Ms. Isbell was born in Union County, Tennessee on August 7, 1927, to the late Henley Sheridan and Eliza Bailey Smith.

She was a member of the Estill Springs Baptist Church. Ms. Isbell retired from Southern TN Medical Center in Winchester after twenty-five years of employment as a patient representative. When her children were growing up she was active with the cub scouts, brownie troups, teaching Sunday School classes and all the sports they were active in.  She was known to have a neighborhood “round table” at her home for all of her children’s friends and neighbors. She loved to cook and never measured any ingredients in her cooking and baking. No one left her house hungry and most of the time they took food home with them.  One of her favorite hobbies was reading. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and

Ms. Edith was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 63 years, Robert Tyson Isbell.

 She is survived by her son, Howard (Sharon) Isbell of Estill Springs, Tenn., daughters; Debbie (David) Michael of Tullahoma, Tenn., Pam (Ken) Turner of Estill Springs, Tenn., grandchildren; John David (Erin) Michael of Atlanta, Ga., William Joshua (Crystal) Isbell of Norfolk, Va., Westley Kyle Isbell of Estill Springs, Tenn., Tyson Isbell of Virginia Beach, Va., Megan Marie Turner of Nashville, Tenn., Brandi (Andy) Giel of Estill Springs, Tenn., Chelsea Turner of Nashville, Tenn., Kristin Turner of Estill Springs, Tenn., great-grandchildren; Hailey Giel, Trenton Giel, Ansley Giel, Grayson Michael.

A Graveside Service is scheduled for 4:00 P.M. Friday, May 16, 2014, at Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with Bro. Jim Patton, Officiating.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.flower5