Irene Agnes Wiles Kimbrough

Mrs. Irene Agnes Wiles Kimbrough, 95, of Prospect died Oct. 31, 2018, at her home.


Mrs. Kimbrough was born April 24, 1923, in Tunnelton, W. Va. She graduated from Tunnelton High School and the Arthurdale School where she learned to weld. During WWII, she and George worked and met at Martin Aircraft in Baltimore where she was a welder making B-26 Marauder Bombers. They married in 1944 and lived in Biloxi, Miss., and Nashville, before returning to Dog Branch in Prospect. There she raised her family and was active in many community and church activities, including the Home Demonstration Club, Eastern Star and St. Andrew’s Memorial UMC. She loved gardening, quilting, sewing, canning and cooking.  Always ready to lend a helping hand to friends and family, she will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. She is preceded in death by husband of 53 years George Robert Kimbrough; parents, Corbit Powell Wiles and Ethel Stewart Wiles; brother Lantz Wiles; sister Mabel Wiles Shannon; parents-in-law, Annie Laurie and Grover Kimbrough; sisters-in-law, Mary Lee Kimbrough-Harris, Betty Wiles; brothers-in-law, Dudley Harris, Gerald Shannon, Pete Maier, Watson Maier; and three infant siblings.


Visitation is today (Saturday) from 4-8 p.m. at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home. 


Funeral services will be tomorrow (Sunday) at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with Brandon Bass officiating. Burial will be in Stella Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be made to Stella Cemetery, Sandra Parsons, 2835 Hagan Road, Minor Hill, TN 38473; or Caris Hospice, 1214 Trotwood Drive, Suite 11, Columbia, TN 38401. S


Survivors include daughters, Beverly Kimbrough-Vail and husband George of Pulaski, Sue Kimbrough of Cary, North Carolina; sons, Robert Kimbrough and Melanie Harrison of Loudon, Craig Kimbrough and Jessica Hudgins of Prospect; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sisters, Lovie Maier of Tunnelton, W. Va., Adelaide Maier of Monaca, Penn.; and many nieces and nephews.

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  • Rest In Peace Mrs. Kimbrough. Thank you for all your kindness and care as we were growing up as children. You’ll always have a special place in my heart. Deepest sympathy and much love to all the family and friends, and specially to Sue, Robbie, and Craig. You are all in my heart today with the passing of your dear Mother.