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Obituary for James Howard Madewell

James Howard Madewell age 78 of Spencer, Tennessee passed from this life on Sunday, January 26, 2020

James was born Tuesday, March 25, 1941 in Spencer, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Bill Madewell and the late Dovie Sparkman Madewell.

He was a member of the Clark's Chapel Church, and was retired from the State Highway Department.

James is survived by his;
son - Mark Madewell
daughter - Margret Wilcox and husband Tony
4 granddaughters - Jessica Walling and husband Kyle
Amy Solomon and husband Shawn
Ashlee Willis and husband James
Merigrace Jones and husband Austin
4 sisters - June Forsythe and husband Lanceford
Nina Forsythe
Maudie Thompson
Lee Grissom
great grandchildren - Alexus Solomon, Haylee and Addacyn Emery, Ryker and Elsie Walling, and A.J. Willis.
special friends - Jerry Kirby and Sam Roberts
many other family members and friends also survive.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his sister Elizabeth Sullivan, brothers Freddie, Bill, Estes, and Donald Edward Madewell.

Special thanks to Generations of Spencer and Carris Hospice of Crossville, TN.

A Funeral service will be held Monday, January 27, 2020, at the Spencer Funeral Home with Jason Stevens officiating. Interment will be in Hodges Cemetery, Spencer, TN.

The family will receive friends from 10 AM to 2 PM on Monday, January 27th at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Senior Citizens Center of Spencer or to the Hodges Cemetery fund.

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