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Zelma Quillen

March 2, 1937 — May 16, 2023

Middlesboro, KY

Zelma Ingram Quillen, age 86, of Middlesboro, Kentucky, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, surrounded by her family at her home, on May 16, 2023. She was born on March 2, 1937, in Middlesboro, Kentucky, to the late George and Dora Ingram.

Zelma was a precious and selfless woman that loved the Lord, her family, her friends, and her church. To know her was to adore her. She loved being outside working, singing hymns and helping anyone that she could. She was a member of Clear Fork Missionary Baptist Church for over forty years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Ingram and Dora Wilder Ingram; her husband of 46 years, Conley Leon Quillen; son, Gregory Leon Quillen; sisters, Virgie Davis, Hazel Ingram, Lorene Smith, Geneva Hubbard, Ollie Hansard, Alene Lovell, Omah Barton, and twin sister Velma Barton; special brother, Dempsie Ingram; and daughter-in-law, April Dawn Quillen.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth David Quillen and Terry Kevin (Debby) Quillen; sister, Ruby (R.L.) Mason; grandchildren, Samantha Quillen (Brandon) Spade, Jacob (Keri) Quillen, Haley Michelle Quillen and Jon Quillen; great-grandchildren, that she absolutely adored, Mason Lee Spade and Gabriel Jacob Quillen; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends that were like family to her.

The family of Zelma Ingram Quillen will receive friends on Friday, May 19, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Cawood Funeral Home Chapel, Middlesboro, Kentucky.  Funeral services will immediately follow with the Reverend Clayton Barton and Reverend J.D. Barton presiding.  Music will be provided by Kristy and Brian Daniels.

Family and friends will travel in procession to Turner Family Cemetery, Colmar, Kentucky where Zelma will be laid to rest.

Pallbearers will be Terry Quillen, Jacob Quillen, Brandon Spade, Seth Risner, Mike Owens, and Arlin Webb.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth David Quillen, Mason Lee Spade, Gabriel Jacob Quillen, and R.L. Mason.

Online register book and condolences are available at www.cawoodfh.com.

All arrangements for Zelma Ingram Quillen are under the care of Cawood Funeral Home.

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