84 year old Christine Tramel of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. She was a lifetime member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and a retired nurse serving 50 years in nursing in DeKalb County. Christine had a passion for helping others and touching lives of others that she came in touch with. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson and Michael Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Tramel was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nora Fuson Johnson; a brother, Virgil Johnson; and two sisters, Lorene Hale and Barbara Keaton. Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Cantrell of Portland, Trish and Jerry Killian of Knoxville, and Donna Tramel of Smithville. One son, Ronnie and Phyllis Tramel of Smithville. Ten grandchildren, Ashley and Shannon Lepley of Portland, Ryan and Tina Cantrell of Smithville, Chad and Casi Young of Nashville, Emily Young of Knoxville, Lindsay and Brian Honaker of Knoxville, Leah Snow, Jake Tramel, Hunter Tramel, Martha Puckett (Tyler Taylor) all of Smithville and Will Puckett of Hendersonville. Eleven great grandchildren,. One brother, A.C. and Elizabeth Johnson. Two sisters, Mary Jane Johnson and Violet Pack all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Special thanks to everyone at NHC and staff and Avalon Hospice for all their care and love.