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Ms. Mary Lou Hayworth, age 75, of 141 Phipps Road, Rogersville, TN, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012, in the Holston Valley Medical Center, following an extended illness. She was born to Danis Jones and the late William Lonnie Jones. She attended Nelsons Chapel where she was a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed puzzle books, reading and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Mountain City V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hayworth.
Survivors include one son, Steve Hayworth and wife, Tonya, of Rogersville, TN; three sisters, Georgia Mayhorn, Newark, DE, Ann Prewitt and Joyce Frampton, both of Oxford, PA; three grandchildren, Logan Hayworth, Joshua Hayworth and Parker Hayworth; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Ms. Hayworth were conducted at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2012, from Nelsons Chapel with Mr. Carroll Hayworth and Mr. Tom Severt officiating. Music was under the direction of the Nelson Chapel Choir. The family received friends from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm prior to the funeral service. Graveside service and interment followed in the Dunn Memorial Park. Active pallbearers were Halvie Griffith, Randy Ledford, Offie Hayworth, Jr., James Hayworth, Bryan Hayworth, Kevin Haywoth, and Jeff Hayworth.
Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed through our website at For additional information you may call our recorded obituary line at 727-6842.
A special thank you to Amedisys Home Health of Rogersville, Signature Health Care of Rogersville, and the staff of the Holston Valley Medical Center.
For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to the Nelson Chapel Church or Of One Accord Ministry (
As requested by the family of Ms. Hayworth, her services are in the care of Johnson County Funeral Home.