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Mary Wanauth ‘Nanny’ Arney, age 82, of Mountain City, TN went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Johnson County, TN on February 20, 1932 to the late Eugene Cardwell and Ida Bell Heaton Carter. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a great grandchild, Samantha Kelly; sister, Shelby Cardwell, and brothers: Jesse Ray Cardwell and Dean Cardwell.
Mary Wanauth enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking and her flowers. She especially loved her grandchildren and talking to her friends. She will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Mary Wanauth was a member of Bakers Gap Baptist Church and loved attending church. She loved her church family and truly enjoyed reading her Bible.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Marvin Maurice Arney of Mountain City, TN: daughters and sons-in-law: DiAnna Kelly and husband Patrick and Trela Dugger and husband Joel; sons and daughters-in law: Marvin Arney and wife Kathy and Dean Arney and wife Missy, all of Mountain City, TN; grandchildren: Lee Kelly, Tyson Kelly and Rhenda, Ashley McElyea and Richard, Raymond Arney, Jennifer Furches and Jared, Chad Arney and Cayla, Matthew Sluder, Katie Sluder, Kayla Csanady and Greg; brother, Lonnie Cardwell of Elizabethton, TN; sixteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her caregiver Danille Brank.
Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 30, 2014 from the Bakers Gap Baptist Church with Pastors Dennis Peterson and James Richardson officiating. The family received friends from 1- 3:00 pm prior to the funeral service on Sunday. The graveside service and interment followed at Sugar Grove Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were men of Baker’s Gap Baptist Church and her many friends and neighbors.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home 733 Avery Branch Road, Mountain City, TN.
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The family of Mary Wanauth ‘Nanny’ Arney has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.