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Thelma Isabelle (McConnell) Southern

1936 - 2021



Thelma Isabelle Southern, also known as “Grandmother”, passed away at age 84. Born on August 26, 1936 to the late William Adrian McConnell and Thelma Lorenna Coffman McConnell. On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Thelma passed away unexpectedly at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV.

Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Southern; son, Richard K. Southern; daughter-in-law, Debra K. Southern; grandson, Kevin M. Southern, along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, parents, in-laws and all siblings.

Thelma is survived by her sons; William E. Southern (Becky Wick, girlfriend) and James M. Southern (Melissa L., wife).  Daughter, Lorenna E. Freeland.  Grandkids: Misti L. Southern Patterson (Matthew, husband), Niketta M. Wilmoth (Bennie L. Wilson, boyfriend), Nicholas M. Southern (Tabitha, wife), Emily A. Swiger, Zachary L. Southern and Rachel M. Southern (William Seigman, boyfriend).  Daughter-in-law, Penny B. Southern.  Brother-in-law, Bill Hebb.  As well as eight total great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Upon her wishes, Thelma will be cremated with no services. 

Dorsey Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Southern family.

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Elaine Satterfield

June 8, 2021 8:29 AM

Condolences to the family. Isabelle was a lady that spoke her mind and was a hard worker and provided loving care to her family and the other kids in the neighborhood. She played the piano for the Smith Chapel Church and always put her heart and soul into her playing. She took all the neighborhood kids under her wing and gave us a safe haven to go to if we had a problem. Rest peacefully dear lady and I will be celebrating a life well lived until we meet again.

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