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Mary Decker, Jonesborough

Published September 22nd, 2011 10:05 pm

Mrs. Mary Linda Decker, age 65, Jonesborough, passed away, with her loved ones surrounding her, Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at her residence.
Mrs. Decker was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late William Edgar and Nanny Elizabeth Nickles Ealey. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Decker was also preceded in death by her husband, Eural “Bear” Decker; and several brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Decker was a member of Seviers United Methodist Church.
She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She loved cooking, canning and gospel music. She was a licensed pilot and had made one parachute jump.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Richard Dewayne & Lori Decker, Jonesborough; grandchildren, Adam Joseph Decker, Elizabeth Ann Decker and Hanna McKinzey Decker; two sisters, Phyllis Long, Kingsport, and Evelyn Crawford, Pound, VA; three brothers, David Allen Ealey, Jonesborough, Thomas Jerry Ealey, Limestone, and Leroy Ealey, California; several nephews and nieces; and her beloved dogs.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Sherfey officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday prior to service.
Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Seviers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jackie Ferguson, Johnny Ferguson, J.J. Casey, Richard Beard, Brian Woodfin and James Ealey.
Memorial donations may be made to Seviers Cemetery Fund, ℅ Sally May, 701 Hwy 107, Jonesborough, TN 37659.
Condolences may be sent to the Decker family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821