Macon County Chronicle

Donald Ray Kittrell, 73

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000185 EndHTML:0000003010 StartFragment:0000002444 EndFragment:0000002974 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/9-20-11/OBITS/kittrell.doc Church of Christ minister Donald Ray Kittrell died at the age of 73 at 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon September 14, 2011 at Penn Hospice in Philadelphia following a long battle with cancer. Funeral services for Mr. Kittrell were conducted in Philadelphia at 11 a.m. Saturday morning September 17th from the Warrington Ave. Church of Christ before being returned to the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000185 EndHTML:0000004040 StartFragment:0000002448 EndFragment:0000004004 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/9-20-11/OBITS/kittrell.doc

Wednesday September 21st funeral services were conducted from the Montrose Church of Christ in Defeated Creek where Mr. Kittrell was baptized and was a member until relocating to Philadelphia. Longtime friend Wally Kirby officiated at the 1 p.m. services. Burial followed in the Ridgewood Cemetery. One of four children of the late Donald Lee Kittrell who died January 4, 1991 at the age of 82 and Sylvia Lorene Ray Kittrell who died April 10, 1966 at the age of 53, he was born in the Key Hollow at Monoville and attended elementary school at Pleasant Shade. A sister, Abilene Kittrell Oliver preceded him in death on January 19, 1991 at the age of 57. Mr. Kittrell was a 1956 graduate of Smith County High School, received his Associates degree from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson Tennessee and his Bachelors degree from David Lipscomb University in Nashville. He did post graduate work at Temple University in Philadelphia. After graduating from Lipscomb Mr. Kittrell taught Mathematics at Macon County High School. In 1966 he moved to Philadelphia where he became minister of the Warrington Avenue Church of Christ and continued to minister there for 45 years until his death. He was well known in Smith and surrounding counties where he often returned to conduct gospel meetings. Having never married Mr. Kittrell’s only immediate survivors is a sister, Shelby Brooks Peterson and husband Pete of White House; brother, David Kittrell and wife Maurine of Mt. Juliet.