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Benefits to help family of mother stricken with cancer

September 29th, 2011 12:26 am by Staff Reports

An account has been set up to accept donations and a benefit supper, gospel singing and live auction will be held Saturday night at Chuckey-Doak High School to help the family of a young Jonesborough mother in hospice care.
Eliza Bolton, 25, of Jonesborough, has been battling a very rare and fatal form of cervical cancer, glassy cell carcinoma, for more than two years. A mother of four young children, Bolton was unable to obtain life insurance due to the severity of her illness and friends of the family are attempting to help with her medical expenses and with her children’s future needs.
Bolton grew up in south Greene County, where she attended DeBusk Elementary School and graduated from South Greene High School in 2004. She is the daughter of the Bobby and Darlene Lowery Fann and a sister of Joni Gray-Doucette. She and her husband, Jody Bolton, live in Jonesborough with their children Skylar, 8, Trevor, 5, Lolla, 4, and Maely, 2. The family attends Telford United Methodist Church and the three older children attend Grandview Elementary School.
Bolton has been receiving hospice care at her mother’s home in the South Greene community since leaving an area hospital about two weeks ago. An account has been set up at Consumer Credit Union in Greeneville, Johnson City and Morristown to her family and a second account has been established in Bolton’s name at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home in Greeneville to help with funeral expenses.
Saturday evening, friends of the family will host a benefit spaghetti supper, gospel singing, bake sale and auction to help the family, beginning at 5 p.m. at Chuckey-Doak. The school is located at 365 Ripley Island Road (also known as Old Johnson City Road), off U.S. Highway 11E about two miles west of the Chuckey Post Office in Greene County.
A supper with spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert and drink will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost of the meal is a $5 donation. Additional donations will also be welcomed. Gospel singers Jordy Whetsell, Kevin Weems and the Paul Fox group will perform from 6 to 7 and a live auction conducted by auctioneer Kenneth Field will begin at 7.
Auction items will include cakes and other fresh baked goods, free dinner and entertainment passes, tools, pet products and a variety of other items and services donated by area businesses. All proceeds from the benefit will go to the family to help the children and to help with medical expenses not covered by insurance.
Those who wish to help the family may also make donations payable to Consumer Credit Union and earmarked for the Eliza Bolton Family Account at CCU locations in Johnson City, Greeneville and Morristown or by mail to Consumer Credit Union, CCU Boulevard, Greeneville, TN 37745. In Johnson City, CCU is located at 516 W. Oakland Ave., Suite 106. Donations may also be made to Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home earmarked for the “Eliza Bolton Account,” by mail to Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, 1125 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, TN 37745.
For additional information about how to help the family, call Jennifer Bowers-Jones at 552-4585 or email

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