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Lois Cole Mottern, age 92, Watauga, TN went home to be with her Lord on Friday, February 24, 2012 in the Hermitage Health Nursing Home, Elizabethton, TN. She was a member of Borderview Christian Church, a native of Elizabethton, TN and a graduate of Elizabethton High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil L. Mottern; and her parents, Charlie Cole and Lucy Newton Cole; also, her step-mother, Ressie Peeks Cole; two sisters, Alta Cole and Freda Harvey; and one brother, Charles Cole, Jr. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Tony and wife Marion Smith Mottern, and Terry Mottern; one daughter, Linda Mottern, all of Watauga, TN; six grandchildren, Cathy Mottern Selbert of Elizabethton, TN, Michael Mottern and wife Gemma of Saudi-Arabia, Chevelle Mottern Parks and husband Glenn of Knoxville, TN, Camara Mottern Paterek and husband Jermaine of Georgia, Lacey McGee Sexton and husband Nathan, and Caleb Ray of Watauga, TN; seven great-grandchildren, Bristol Selbert, Cody Parks, Bailey Parks, Noah Parks, Lorelei Sexton, Victoria Sexton and Evan Sexton; one sister, Christine Anderson and husband Frank of Florida.
The family received friends on Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 2-3 p.m. with funeral service following from the Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Hwy, Elizabethton, TN. Graveside service and interment followed in the Mottern Cemetery. Services were conducted by Minister Kurt Langston and Pastor Wayne Mottern. Pallbearers were family and friends. Special thanks to the nursing staff and Caris Hospice and also Dr. Robert Walter.
Family and friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Linda Mottern at 391 Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, TN.
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As requested by the family arrangements for Lois Cole Mottern are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home of Mountain City, TN.