February 8, 2016
Date of Service: February 13, 2016
Interment Location: Garden of Devotion
Cathy J. “C. J.” Aaron, age 66, of Elizabethton, TN went to be with her Lord Monday, February 8, 2016 from the Johnson City Medical Center after an extended illness. A native of Elizabethton, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Gordon Welch Sr. and Rose Little Welch. Several years ago, she was the director of advertising for the Elizabethton Star. She never had children but adopted all that she ever met. “C. J.” graduated from Elizabethton High School with the Class of 1967 and attended E.T.S.U. She attended Rivers Edge Church, Elizabethton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tyler Welch and a nephew, Bobby Hartnett. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of twenty-eight years, Alfred “Al” Aaron, of the home; two sisters and their husbands, Betty and Dr. Jim Wylie and Brenda and Bob Hartnett, all of Atlanta, GA; a brother and his wife, Gordon Welch Jr. and Margaret Welch, Elizabethton and a sister-in-law, Jane Welch, Johnson City. Several nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Ed Wylie also survive.
A service to honor the life of Cathy J. “C. J.” Aaron will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy with Pastor Ricky Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. on Saturday prior to the service or at the residence at other times.
Graveside service and interment will follow the funeral service in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Steven Collins, Ed Wylie, Todd Welch, Brian Taylor, Kenny Welch, Jeff Welch, Pat Hartnett and Michael Hartnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Wylie and Dr. Jim Wylie.