Alice Perry Gammel, age 67, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and wife of David Thompson, departed this life Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Alice was born December 8, 1951 in Somerville, Tennessee, the daughter of the late George Lewis Perry and Lucy Mae Moore Perry. She was a graduate of Fayette County High School and of the Baptist faith. She was employed with the Arlington Developmental Center and the State of Tennessee before her retirement in 2010. Alice enjoyed music and dancing.
Mrs. Gammel is survived by her husband, David Thompson of Somerville, TN; her daughter, Cheryl L. Gammel of Murfreesboro, TN; four sisters, Judy Powers (Jimmy) of Somerville, TN, Dianna Taylor (Sonny) of Oakland, TN, Mona Berry (Bud) of Eads, TN, Kimberly Perry of Arlington, TN; her brother-in-law, Billy W. Culver of Whiteville, TN; and two grandchildren, India Gammel of Murfreesboro, TN and Kenneth Michael Gammel of Somerville, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth "Chubby" Gammel and her sister, Georgie Culver.
The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Gammel were held at 2 P.M. Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with Dr. Kenneth Culver, pastor of Warren Community Church in Somerville, officiating. Remarks were given by Jordan Osborn of Faith Church Free Will Baptist in Oakland. Interment followed in the Oakland Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Kenneth Michael Gammel, Kevin High, Shawn High, Donnie Wayne Culver, Jr., Clint Culver and Chris Thompson.
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