Mary Lena Moneymaker Vowell, age 84 of Clinton

Mary Lena Moneymaker Vowell, age 84 of Clinton went home to be with her heavenly father on May 23. She was an active member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Clinton AARP group and enjoyed planning and attending the Clinton High School Class of 1954 reunions. She loved to work in her flower garden, go fishing, picnics, cook big meals and bake special treats for her family. Mary retired from Methodist Medical Center after 25 years as a switchboard operator and later returned as a volunteer. She was born May 3, 1936 in Anderson County to Clyde & Ethel Moneymaker. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Vowell; daughter, Amy Sue Vowell; sister, Sue Foster.
She is survived by:
Children……………….           Tim Vowell & wife Kim of Knoxville
                                                Scott Vowell & wife Debbie of Knoxville
                                                Maria Loomis & husband Scott of Kingsport
Grandchildren……….          Autumn Sanderson & husband Mark of Knoxville
                                                Lyndsey Ducheney & husband DJ of Knoxville
                                                Kaci Comford & husband Taylor of Knoxville
                                                Allison Turner & husband John Adam of McMinnville
                                                Madison Loomis of Kingsport
Great Grandchildren…      Logan, Max, & Rylee Ducheney
                                                Breck and Trey Sanderson
Special friends………..        Vicki Robbins, Phyllis Wilson, & June Dotson
A host of other family and friends
The family would like to thank NHC of Oak Ridge for the loving care given to Mary.

The family will receive friends 1:00-3:00 pm, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home.  Her graveside service will follow at Sunset Cemetery with Pastor Clayton Duncan officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Mt. Olive Building Fund. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.  holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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