Joan Carol Mottern Byrd, age 75 of Athens, passed away, June 15, 2012 at her residence.
A native and resident of Elizabethton, Tennessee most of her life, and a resident of McMinn County for the past 3 years, she was a daughter of the late Justin and Catherine Gentry Mottern.
She was of the Protestant Faith, was employed as a Registered Nurse and taught Practical Nursing at Marshall T. Nave Technical School.
She was a volunteer for the Mobile Blood Drive and a longtime member of the BPW Club.
Survivors: Husband, Billy Joe Byrd; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. David and Dr. Jenny Byrd, of Athens; Bill and Kay Byrd, of Elizabethton, TN; 3 grandchildren, Todd Marion, Katie Byrd and Will Byrd; Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, June 17, 2012 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Carlos Peterson officiating. Interment will be 1:30 PM Monday, June 18, 2012 at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton, TN.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 PM Sunday prior to the service at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Good Faith Clinic, 18 S. Congress Pkwy., Athens, TN 37303. Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycock-hobbs.com.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements.