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Vera Nell Chessor Deering, age 82, of the Hartsville Convalescent Center in Hartsville, and formerly of Lafayette, TN passed away Friday, November 13.


VERA NELL CHESSOR DEERING, age 82, of the Hartsville Convalescent Center in Hartsville, and formerly of Lafayette, TN passed away Friday, November 13. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 15th, at 1 p.m., from chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Ricky Wilson officiating. Great-grandchildren; Anna Robertson, Gabriel Jones, Leslie Thuesen, Hanna Anderson, Ethan Anderson, Kristen Oldham, and Adrianna Woodard served as Honorary Pallbearers.  Chris Jones, Brad Anderson, Scott day, K.C. Henry, John Jones, and Danny Robertson served as Active Pallbearers.  Interment followed in the Drury Cemetery.

She was born on December 29, 1926 in Hickman County, TN, to her parents; the late Paul and Bertha Campbell Chessor.
Ms. Vera was married on August 27, 1950 to Helma C. Deering, sharing thirteen years together and four children, Helma preceded her in death on May 3, 1963.  Later, she was married to her second husband, Henry Gammons, who also preceded her in death. Besides her husbands and parents; son, Phillip Steven Deering, daughter, Beverly Deering Ketchel, and son-in-law, Elmo Armstrong, also preceded her in death.
Ms. Vera worked for Formfit-Rogers in Lafayette as a seamstress for thirteen years. She was a homemaker who took great pride in decorating her home; she liked being outside working in her flowers and garden, also.
Ms. Vera was a very caring wife and mother; that cherished her family. She had the kind of personality that if you ever meet her, you grew to love her.
On the second Sunday in September of 1963, Ms. Vera was at New Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, where she got saved, joined the church, and was baptized the same day; she remained a member there.
Ms. Vera will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by; Daughters, Glennon and husband Jimmy Scott, Carolyn Armstrong, Grandsons, Phillip and wife Ashley Deering II, Kyle Deering,
Chris and wife Lori Jones, Granddaughters, Lynn and husband Danny Robertson,
Jordan Thuesen Woodard, Wendy and Brad Anderson, Great Grandsons, Ethan Anderson, Gabriel Jones, Great Granddaughters, Anna Robertson, Leslie Ann Thuesen, Hannah Anderson, Adriana Woodard, Kristen Oldham.
Alexander Funeral Home of Lafayette was in charge of arrangement.


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