Thelma Ozel Underwood


Thelma Ozel Underwood, 64, of Cleveland, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Lena Marie Vines Smith; and husband, Howard Bennett Underwood Sr.

Survivors include her son, Howard Bennett Underwood Jr. of Cleveland; and daughters, Donna R. Chambers of Cleveland and Sharon D. Holmes of Benton; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, George Smith of Cleveland; sisters, Glenda Cross of Cleveland and Caressa Stinnett and Rebecca Stinnett, both of Polk County; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in the chapel of Fike-Randolph & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Harris and the Rev. Ron Bard officiating. The interment will follow in New Friendship Cemetery in Chatata Valley.

Her family will receive friends from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.


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