Beulah Payne Spurling, 81, of Rockwood, passed away at Parkwest Medical Center Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Mrs. Spurling was a member of First Baptist Church in Rockwood. She was retired from Roane State Community College as a financial aid officer. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Beulah loved the outdoors and was an avid bowler. Above all, she was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all. She is preceded in death by parents, Ted and Nola Payne; husband, William E. "Bill" Spurling; and brothers, Alvin Payne and Bailey Payne. She is survived by daughter, Alicia Spurling of Rockwood; son, Tim Spurling (Nancy) of Rockwood; grandson, Joshua Spurling of Rockwood; sister, Anna Laura Grindle (Bobby) of Chattanooga; sisters-in-law, Betty Payne of Spring City, Emily Brock (Bob) of Rockwood, Carol Wright of Harriman, Peggy Sexton of Harriman, and Ann Cameron (Joe) of Cookeville; brothers-in-law, Jack Spurling (Eula) of Rockwood, and Tom Spurling (Helen) of Rockwood; several nieces and nephews; and many friends in the Rockwood and Roane County communities. Arrangements are as follows: cremation services are planned. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, to honor Beulah, family suggests that memorials be sent to First Baptist Church's Bread of Life Program, P.O. Box 54, Rockwood, TN 37854 or Roane State Foundation, 276 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN 37748. Evans Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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