Emogene Edens Davis Thompson, age 85, of Elizabethton, Tennessee, died Monday, February 14, 2011, at her residence.
Mrs. Thompson was a native and lifelong resident of Carter County, Tennessee. She was born on January 25, 1926, to Edith Reynolds and David â€œBuckâ€ Edens. She was a former employee of Citizens Bank and later worked as a book keeper in the family business, Motor Parts. She was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church for over 60 years.
She liked traveling and spending time outdoors. For many years, she enjoyed taking walks through downtown Elizabethton. Emogene will be remembered for her love of family, ministry to friends, appreciation of nature, sense of humor and beautiful smile.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Edens; her first husband, Kenneth Wayne Davis, who died in 1944 during World War II; and her second husband of 25 years, Billy Joe Thompson, who died in 1987.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Elaine Davis Hart and her husband, Eddie, of Chestertown, Maryland; a son, Dr. Ricky Alan Thompson and his wife, Deanna, of Charlotte, North Carolina; a step-daughter, Dr. Joan Thompson Williams, and her husband, Dr. Ron Williams, of Franklin, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Andy Hart and his wife, Ann Marie Hart, of Laramie, Wyoming, Jennifer Hart Taylor and her husband, Chris Taylor, of Center Point, Iowa, Lauren Elizabeth Thompson, Brent David Thompson and Evan Michael Thompson, all of Charlotte, North Carolina, Ronara Breanna Williams, of Franklin, Tennessee; and five great-grandchildren, Gilbert and Theodore Hart, Leah and Isaac Taylor and H.G. Williams. She is also survived by a special niece, Vivian Johnson, of Johnson City.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at Oak Street Baptist Church with Reverends Bruce Hendrich and Bob Polk officiating.
Entombment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Mausoleum of Hope.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Friends may also call at the home at other times.
For those who prefer, memorials may be made to â€œWe Love Our Church,â€ Oak Street Baptist Church, 804 Oak Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.