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Olga O’Neal England, age 96, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born on March 16, 1915 to the late Eli and Zora Alice Payne Taylor. In addition to her parents, Olga was preceded in death by her husband, Golden Theodore England; daughters, Sylvia Bailey and Elizabeth Salmons; a son, Howard England; sisters, Hope Humphrey, Savannah Taylor, Valentine Taylor and Mary Jane Taylor; brothers, Bradley Taylor, Eli Taylor, Bruce Taylor, Steve Taylor and Brooke Taylor and grandson, Brocton Smith.
Olga was a member of Hammons Chapel Christian Church and had been attending Damascus Church of Christ. She loved her church and church family deeply and loved to read her Bible, listen to preaching and gospel music. Olga enjoyed spending her time with her family and friends and taking care of others.
She is survived by her daughters, Lilly England of Mountain City, TN and Carol Smith and husband Samuel Smith of Greensboro, NC; daughter-in-law, Susan England; grandchildren, Sandra Lee Mullis and husband Jamie, Christi Blankenbeckler and husband David, Grady Runyon and wife Becky, Tania Broden and husband Jeff, Damon England, Dwayne Salmons, Lisa Salmons, David Salmons and wife Leisa and Brooke Reece and husband Nathan; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Mountain City Funeral Home.
The funeral service was conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Mountain City Funeral Home with Jim Hutchinson, minister, officiating.
Graveside service and interment followed from the Payne-Farmer Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dwayne Salmons, David Salmons, David Blankenbeckler, Grady Runyon, Nathan Reece and Samuel Smith.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, located at 598 Hospital Hill Lane, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Olga O’Neal England has entrusted her service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.