Thelma Pauline Morris Earhart, 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Briarcliff Health Care Center in Oak Ridge, Tenn., after an extended illness.
A recent Oak Ridge resident, Pauline was a Watauga, Tenn., native. She attended Keenburg School and was a lifelong member of Borderview Christian Church. A retired professional seamstress, Pauline brightened many homes with her quilts, and she loved traveling with her family.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, William Rankin Earhart; by her parents, Charles F. and Ida A. Morris; by her sister, Mabel Bare; and by her niece, Mary Bare.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Claudia Earhart, of the home in Oak Ridge, Tenn.; grandsons, Derek and Devin Earhart of Oak Ridge; and her sister and brother-in-law, Dora and Earl Williams of Elizabethton, Tenn.
The family requests the comfort and honor of your presence at the funeral service for Mrs. Earhart at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 25, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Ken Overdorf, Minister of Borderview Christian Church, and Mr. Greg Key, Minister of West Side Christian Church, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Ray Don Markland, pianist. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m., prior to the funeral service on Saturday. The graveside service will follow the funeral on Saturday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Derek Earhart, Devin Earhart, Matthew Bare, Ryan Bare and Jim Wiggins. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Earhart family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.
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