School 31


December 10, 1932 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 86)


Reba Delois “Dee” Neil Gamble

Age 86

Of Athens

Passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019

At Starr Regional Medical Center in Etowah


A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Lorene Hoback Neil and was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred (Al) Leroy Gamble Sr.; sister, Judy Ohman and a brother, Sterling Neil.  She was a member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.


“Dee” was a resident of Dominion Senior Living in Athens. She was a dearly loved English and Special Ed teacher for many years at Riceville Elementary School.


Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law,

   Al and Vera Gamble of Etowah

   Sam and Kim Gamble of Knoxville

Grandchildren: Josh Hall, Crystal Huskey and Adam Gamble

Five great grandchildren: Ruth and Jane Hall, Lilly and Phoenix Huskey, and Holland Gamble.

Brother, Jim Neil of Riceville


Graveside services will be 10:30 am Saturday in Sullins Cemetery with Pastor Sam Gamble officiating, where she will be laid to rest by her husband, Alfred Gamble.


In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Gamble requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Att: Memorial Dept. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.


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Graveside Service
August 31, 2019

10:30 AM
ATHENS, TN 37303

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