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Eva Mae Horne, age 68, of 456 Slabtown Road, Mountain City, Tennessee passed away in the Johnson City Medical Center, Friday, January 28, 2011 after a brief illness. Mrs. Horne was a native of Johnson County and the daughter of the late Walter Clyde Roberts and Ella Mae Roberts. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Miller and Carolyn Wright; five brothers, Jack Roberts, Toots Roberts, J. L. Roberts, Bobby Roberts and Lonnie Roberts. Mrs. Horne was a homemaker and a retired CNA of the Johnson County Hospital. She loved spending time with her family, reading the Bible, gardening, working in her flowers and writing poetry.
Survivors include: Her husband of fifty-three years, Bill Horne of Mountain City, Tennessee; two sisters, Peggy Hawkins and Lois Wilson of Mountain City, Tennessee; one brother, Johnny Ross Roberts of Mountain City. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Mae Horne were held 2:00 pm Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Doe Valley Baptist Church. Special music by the Doe Valley Baptist Choir. The Rev. Roy Dowell and Rev. J. C. Greene officiated. Visitation was held Sunday afternoon at the Doe Valley Baptist Church prior to the service. Interment followed the funeral service in the J. C. Wilson Cemetery. Active Pallbearers: Dustin Bunting, Matthew Bunting, Robert Horne, Rob Horne, Josh Lawley, and Eric Augustine. Honorary pallbearers: Richard “Dick” Horne, Robert “Bunn” Horne, Dan Horne, Michael Wilson, J.C. Wilson Jr., and Jim Bunting.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Johnson County Rescue Squad.
Family and friends may call at the home of a sister, Peggy Hawkins, 933 Spear Branch Road, Mountain City, Tennessee.
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Hux-Lipford Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Eva Mae Horne.