Josephine "Mama Jo" Malone, 75, of West Pines Road, Afton, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
She retired from Philips Consumer Electronics.
Ms. Malone was a member of Union Temple United Methodist Church.
She was also a member of the Moose Club.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law: Glenda and Donnie Bunch, Billie and Curtis Britton of Limestone, and Rhonda and Mike McAmis; grandchildren and spouses: Nathaniel Aiken, Nikki and Ralph Jr. Reams, Danielle Fincher and Brody Isom, Michael and Amanda McAmis, Jamie and Nikki McAmis; great grandchildren: Kadynce Aiken, Chloie and Joe Reams, Jarreion and Jaeilah Isom, Brantley McAmis; sister and brother-in-law: Helen and Bobby Crews; brother and sister-in-law: Glen and Berniece Smith; sister-in-law: Margie Malone; nephew and spouse: Chris and Kandy Graham; great niece: Kaci Franklin; great nephew: Tyler Graham; and special friends: Pat Wattenbarger, Sandy Cooper, Jim Weaver, Johnny Charles, Cindy Colyer, Dr. Dharmen Patel and staff, Dr. Phillip Prince and staff, Dr. Priscilla Lynch and staff, the ICU unit staff at Laughlin, third floor west at Laughlin, Ashley Hiett, Cathy Brown, Holston Valley Medical Center staff, the Smokey Mountain Hospice staff, Mike Taylor, and Nealis Donn Bunch.
She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Chloe Smith and was preceded in death by a brother: O.J. Smith; the father of her children: Bill Malone; and nieces and nephews: Roger Smith, Donna Smith, Brian Smith, Vickie Graham, and Annette Smith.
The family will receive friends from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held at 10am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Bowers and Rev. Ronnie Baxter officiating.
Interment will follow in Union Temple United Methodist Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael McAmis, Jamie McAmis, Nathaniel Aiken, Chris Graham, Buster Scott, and Mike McAmis.