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Spud Isbell

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home in Newbern, with the Revs. Tim Fair and Rick Isbell officiating. Interment will follow in New Salem Cemetery in Mason Hall.
The family will receive friends this evening from 5-8 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Marvin Dunlap, Rand Godwin, Keith Farley, Tommy Griggs, Tracy Griggs and Tim Griggs.
He was born Tuesday, May 2, 1944, in Trimble, son of the late Hubert Isbell and the late Gladys (Todd) Isbell. He worked as a mechanic for John Deere-Newbern Implement for 27 years and then worked for 10 years for Ozment Equipment and Tennessee tractor TLC in Trenton. He was a member of Harmony Baptist church. He and his wife, Barbara, served as foster parents for Youth Villages for 13 years.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 33 years, Barbara Isbell; five sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Rhonda Isbell of Union City, David and Marlys Isbell of Kaufman, Texas, and Darren and Amanda Isbell, Eric Isbell and Tylan Isbell, all of Trimble; two daughters, Kira Isbell and Ashley Isbell, both of Trimble; his daughter by choice, Dalandis Isbell of Paragould, Ark.; two sisters, Louetta Sanford of Yorkville and Becky Coleman of Trimble; two brothers, Jerry Mac Isbell of Trimble and Roger Isbell of Newbern; 11 grandchildren, Brandon Isbell of Tullahoma, Lance Smith of Dyersburg, Lacey Smith of Union City, Ethan Isbell of Kaufman, Felisha Isbell Sawyers and Breanna Isbell, both of Trimble, Ashley Heath of Murray, Ky., Patrick Grooms of Mayfield, Ky., Karlie Grooms of Paducah, Ky., T.J. Grooms of Murray and Brooke Grooms of Paducah; 13 great-grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Christine Kirkbride of Trimble.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jackie Isbell, Rusty Isbell and Bobby Isbell.
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