Obit: Kathleen DeBord

Obit: Kathleen DeBord

December 12th, 2012 in Obituaries
Location: Tennessee

PIKEVILLE Kathleen Boynton DeBord passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.She was born April 5, 1922 to the late Roy Boynton and Lema Simmons Boynton. She was a faithful Christian and a member of the Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ. She was a devoted wife and mother.She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim DeBord; son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Ellen DeBord; two sons-in-law, Thomas Hankins and J.C. Reel; grandson, James DeBord; great-grandchildren, J.W. and Amanda DeBord; and a brother, Douglas Jacobs.She is survived by and will be missed by five children, Treva Hankins, Grace (Virgil) Ferguson, Melba (John) Hargis, Leroy (Lou) DeBord and Robert DeBord; 15 grandchildren, Waymon (Teri) DeBord, Stacey (Joan) DeBord, Teresa Evans, Ricky Hankins, Regina Bowman, Chris (Marsha) Hankins, Mike Reel, Steve (Jennifer) Reel, Jason (Melissa) Reel, Marsha (Jeff) Camp, Michelle (Charles Ray) Rains, Amy (Jason) Jolley, Betsy (Rocky) McCabe, Anna (Matt) Lowery and Zac DeBord; 31 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene (Wanda) Jacobs, of Chattanooga; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.A Celebration of Kathleen's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, with Minister Paul Cagle, Minister T.A. Smith and Minister David Smith officiating.The family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.Please share your thoughts online with the family at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com.Pikeville Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.