ARLENE JONES DEATHERAGE

ARLENE JONES DEATHERAGE

Arlene Jones Deatherage, of Armitage Drive, Greeneville, passed away Thursday.

She was born May 26, 1932, to the late Preston and Mable Loftis.

Arlene was a homemaker.

She attended Bales Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters: Barbara Ayers, and Virginia and Tom Hite, with whom she made her home; one son: Douglas and Betty Jones; three grandsons: Nathan (Jamie Roberts) Jones, Brandon (Melissa) Wykle and Garet (Kendra Sauceman) Miniat; three granddaughters: Kim (Everett) Aldridge, Shannon (Duane) Bishop and Jennifer Tomilson; two stepdaughters: Brenda Lockwood and Cassie Carpenter; stepgranddaughters: Lorna Smith, Connie Coats and Renee Pratt; a stepgrandson: Melvin Lentz; several great-grandchildren, including three special great-grandchildren: Keema Wykle, and Corbin and Neyland Hite; one brother: Ken Loftis; two sisters: Ruth McCamey and Phyllis Stowers; and special friends: Sue Burgess and Michelle Hughes.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 45 years and the father of her children: Howard Jones; her second husband: Andy Deatherage; brothers: Marvin, Eugene, and Dean Loftis; one sister: Millie Bird; and a son-in-law: Robert Ayers.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in Doughty-Stevens Chapel with the Rev. Dixie Kelley officiating.

Family and friends are asked to gather at 10 a.m. Friday at Doughty-Stevens to go in procession to Zion Cemetery at Baileyton for the 11 a.m. committal service.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.