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Retha Jane (Helton) Howerton

September 26, 1934 ~ February 21, 2019 (age 84)

Retha Jane Helton Howerton, age 84, of Morristown, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at her residence. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton Howerton; parents, George and Ella Helton; sisters, Nettie Jarnigan of Morristown and Marie Helton of Tazewell; and brothers, Clayton (Ellora) Helton, Eugene Helton, Junior (Rosa Mae Cope) Helton, and Edward Helton of Tazewell. Survivors include her children, Michael (Kathy) Howerton and Sharon (Dan) Blair; grandchildren, Josh Howerton of Knoxville, Laith Howerton of Morristown, Austin (Sara Spires) Blair of Charlotte, NC, and Randle Blair of Kentucky; great-grandchildren, Tyler Howerton of Morristown and Hunter Derringer of Rogersville; and sisters-in-law, Hazel Helton and Velma Helton. Special thanks to Earlene Harrison, Christine Shiflet, and Margaret Mensi for their loving care. Also, special thanks to Kathy Gilliam and Avalon Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, February 24th at Westside Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Bryan Collins, Rev. William Bradley, Rev. Dennis Johnson, and Rev. Shane Pierce officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, February 25th at Central Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Central Baptist Church. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.

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