Mrs. Helen Demetria Gathings, age 94 of Dyer, Tennessee, passed away from this life on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Milan General Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Gathings will be conducted on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 2:00pm in the Dyer chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Lynn Tharpe officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
She was born March 13, 1928, in Gibson County, TN; the daughter of the late Slayton & Nannie Bell Wade Grimes. She retired from Kellwood as a factory worker and was a member of Dyer Church of Christ.
She is survived by five children, Diane Pierce (Charles), Nelson Grimes (Judy), Janet Simpson (Van), Danny Gathings (Linda), Lisa Leke (Michael); sister, Patricia Faye Edwards (James); nine grandchildren, Cindy Hall, Torrey Grimes, Jason Simpson, Jennie Hightower, Jeremy Simpson, Kristy Davidson, Adam Leke, Matthew Leke, Eric Leke; and seventeen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul Gathings; two sisters, Dortha Thornton, Alice Hanks; and grandchild, Nicky Pierce.
Mrs. Gathings grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 12:00pm – 2:00pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the Dyer chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home. Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Helen Demetria Gathings.