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August 05, 2020

Ima Nell "Toby" Branum Rhodes

1933 - 2020

Ima Nell ?Toby? Branum Sansing Rhodes, 86, of Paris, died July 30 at Brentwood Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.? A graveside service was held August 1 in the pavilion at Hickory Grove Cemetery with Rev. Mike Fortenberry officiating.? Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Ima Nell was born October 10, 1933 in the Noble Community of Lamar County to Andrew and Ora Branum.? She graduated from Paris High School in 1950.? She first married Wendell Keith Sansing in October of 1952.? He died in 1960.? She later married Scott Hammond Rhodes on August 17, 1962, in Paris.? He died August 9, 2007.? She was a member of East Paris Baptist Church and was retired from Pierson & Fendley Insurance after 42 years of service.? Following her retirement, she worked for Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home for 15 years.

Survivors include her son, Michael ?Bucket? Sansing; her daughter, Karen Sansing Turner; two grandchildren, Chris Turner and wife, Kelly and Whitney Eatherly and husband, Ryan; and three great-grandchidren, Cash Turner, Sloane Eatherly, and Jake Eatherly; and several nieces and nephews.? She was preceded in death one granddaughter, Ryan Leigh Turner; her son-in-law, Jerry Turner; and her three brothers, Keith, Haldane, and Kenneth Branum.