Thelma Lee Housley, 93, of Dayton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at Life Care Center of Rhea County.

Thelma was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and was retired as a clerk from Spring City Pharmacy. She was a member of Spring City First Baptist Church where she was very active in the church, and was also a member of the O.E.S. Chapter No. 209 in Spring City since July 20, 1964.

Thelma was preceded by her husband, James Housley; parents, John and Cornia Thurman McClure Sr.; brother, John McClure Jr.; two sisters, Layton Porter and Josephine Morgan; niece, Gail Porter Rollins; and two nephews, Glen Porter and Whitney Morgan.

She is survived by her son, James Michael "Mike" (Kathy) Housley of Shelbyville, Ky.; two sisters, Phyllis Payne of Dayton and Jane (Jim deceased) Arthur of Hixson, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins whom she dearly loved.

The family is with deep appreciation to the staff of Life Care of Rhea County for their loving care and kindness.

Funeral services for Thelma will be Monday Jan. 4, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Milton Knox officiating. Burial will be at Smith Wilkey Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church WMU of Dayton.

For the safety and respect of all, masks are required and no food will be served at this time.

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Arrangements are by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home of Dayton.