Leah Beryl Marshall
Leah Beryl Marshall
  • May 9, 1920 - July 18, 2017
  • Vonore, Tennessee

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Leah Beryl Jenkins Marshall, age 97, of Vonore, passed away on July 18, 2017. Born on May 9, 1920, she was the elder daughter of Thomas Alva Jenkins and Carra Belle Garren Jenkins. She was a graduate of Vonore High School and a lifelong member of Oakland United Methodist Church. In 1938, she married James Harry Marshall, with whom she raised four children. She later helped raise her youngest grandson as if he were one of her own. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Alva Jenkins and Carra Belle Garren Jenkins; her brothers, James William Jenkins and Bernard Garren Jenkins; her sister, Barbara Jean Jenkins Dixon; her husband, James Harry Marshall; and her sons, MAJ (Ret.) Dennis Sanford Marshall and Frederick Ray Marshall. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Faye Marshall Bonafield of Morgantown, WV; her son, Alva Jenkins Marshall of Manchester, TN; her grandchildren, Dennis Sterling Marshall, Dr. Debra Lynn Marshall Gosser, LTC (Ret.) Douglas Sanford Marshall, Dr. Cynthia Leah Bonafield Mazelon, Patrick Alva Bonafield, and Jordan Ray Marshall; a special nephew, Russ Tamilton Dixon; and 14 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Oakland United Methodist Church (234 Trigonia Road, Greenback, TN 37742). A funeral service will follow at noon, with the Reverend Mary Parson officiating. There will be a committal service in the chapel of Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens (3176 Airport Highway, Alcoa, TN 37701) at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Oakland United Methodist Church. Condolences may be offered at www.sherwoodchapel.net.