Sara Rose (Maiden) Littrell

January 25, 2024

Sara Rose (Maiden) Littrell went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at the age of seventy-six. She was born on January 23, 1947, in Pruden, KY, the daughter of the late Rev. Lewis H. and Lillian Irene (Redmond) Maiden.

Sara was a cheerleader in high school and was Homecoming Queen during her senior year. She graduated from Bell County High School in Pineville, KY, in 1966. After graduation she worked as a telephone operator at South Central Bell Telephone Company.

She married the late Hubert Daniel Littrell on September 28, 1968, at West Cumberland Baptist Church in Middlesboro, KY. They moved to Dayton, OH, where they lived for 47 years before she relocated to Knoxville, TN in 2019.

Sara Rose was a devoted Christian and prayer warrior who loved to spread the word of God, witness to others, play the piano, and sing. She always had a smile on her face, would do anything to help others, and didn’t know a stranger. Sara was a singer and piano player in her own family gospel group, The Littrell Family Gospel Singers. She was part of a woman’s prison ministry in Eaton, OH. Sara was a devoted wife and mother of three children and the best grandmother to six grandchildren who were the “apple of her eye.”

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Hubert Daniel Littrell, her parents, Rev. Lewis H. and Lillian Irene (Redmond) Maiden, brothers and sisters, Clara Sue Maiden, LaGretta Francisco, Harold Maiden, John Maiden, and Phyllis Littrell; and her daughter-in-law Delone Littrell.

Sara is survived by her three children, Todd Littrell of Germantown, OH, Cheri (John) Terrell of Knoxville, TN, and Michael (Amy) Littrell of Eaton, OH. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Morgan (Matthew) Willenbrink, Hannah Stout, Shelby Littrell, Haley Littrell, Logan Littrell, and Riley Littrell. In addition, she is also survived by one sister Sharron Yeary and four brothers, Lonnie (Joyce) Maiden, Lewis (Carrie) Maiden, Mike Maiden, and Bob (Debbie) Maiden; special nieces Melissa (Randy) Booso, Susan (Wes) Fisher, and Amy Littrell and a host of other nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

The family of Sara Rose (Maiden) Littrell will receive friends on Friday, January 12, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Cawood Funeral Home Chapel in Middlesboro, KY. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Mel King presiding.

Graveside services for Sara Rose (Maiden) Littrell will immediately follow the funeral service in the Littrell Family Cemetery in Ewing, VA, with Reverend Jody Moore presiding. Pallbearers will be Mike Littrell, Logan Littrell, Riley Littrell, Randy Booso, Matthew Willenbrink, Matthew Fisher, and Brayden Winkler.

Special thank you to all the staff at The Lantern at Morning Pointe in Powell, TN, and UT Hospice Services.

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All arrangements for Sara Rose (Maiden) Littrell are under the care of Cawood Funeral Home, Middlesboro, KY.

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