BERTHA E. THRONEBERRY, age 96, of Tullahoma, Tenn., formerly of Franklin County, departed this life on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Life Care Center of Tullahoma following a brief illness.

She was born in the Providence Community in Decherd to the late John William Smith and Melinda Long Smith.

Ms. Throneberry was a life time member of the Providence United Methodist Church and their oldest member. She was a seamstress, a member of the Tullahoma Chapter #269 Order of the Eastern Star and after Tullahoma merged with Winchester Chapter #196 Order of the Eastern Star she has been a member of the Winchester Chapter as well. Her hobbies included crocheting dolls, and she loved doing all kinds of crafts. Her talent was quilting, she made hundreds of quilts during her lifetime.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, David Ray Throneberry, brothers; L.G., Garner, Sam, Roy, Jr. and Homer Smith, sisters; Aubry Buckner and Novella Bailey.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Ms. Throneberry will be held from 5:00-9:00 P.M. Saturday evening, August 9, in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services.

Ms. Throneberry will lie in state at the Providence United Methodist Church from 2:00 P.M. Sunday, August 10, until service time at 3:00. Rev. J.C. Stewart, Bro. Eugene Green and Bro. Jeremy Taylor will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Cemetery Fund at the Providence United Methodist Church in c/o Denise Meeks 10251 Old Also Highway, Decherd, TN 37324.

Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.flower4