Mauveline Hayes Jeffers, of Jonesborough, passed away at Johnson City Medical Center on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.
She was a native of Greene County and was the daughter of Oscar and Emma Doty Hayes.
She was a member of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church. She loved her church and was an inspiration to all those who knew her. She was much loved by her children and grandchildren and her friends.
She was employed for a short period of time at Parks Belk. She was involved with PTA at Northside School in Johnson City. She was involved with the Girl Scouts and Red Cross.
She was a member of United Church Women of Johnson City. She was a Conference President of United Church Women of Evangelical United Brethren Church. While she was President she visited each church all over Tennessee once a year. She was involved with the United Methodist Women at Otterbein UMC, Sulphur Springs UMC, Meadowview UMC, and Sand Branch UMC. She also taught Sunday School.
She was an organist for Otterbein, Sand Branch and Sulphur Springs Churches. She was also an organist for Farris Funeral Home in Abingdon. She was a member of the Sulphur Springs Extension Club and delivered Meals on Wheels. She served as Washington County news correspondent for the Greeneville Sun for numerous years. She was an active person with the Retired Ministers and Spouses of the Johnson City District.
Mrs. Jeffers was preceded in death by her husband: Rev. E.B. Jeffers; daughter, Elaine Rose; Parents, Oscar and Emma Doty Hayes; 3 brothers: William Hayes, John Robert Hayes, Charles Haven Hayes, and great grandson Dustin Mahoney.
Survivors include 1 son and daughter-in-law, Lendell and Peggy Jeffers, of Bowmantown; 2 daughters: Betty Jo Mahoney, of Johnson City, and Pat and John Morley, of Rogersville; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and 2 great great granddaughters. A sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Jeffers and a brother-in-law, Rex Jeffers and wife Helen. Several Nieces and nephews. Her three special caregivers: Joyce Gillett, Kate Street and Geraldine Dye.
The family will receive friends Sunday, October 6, 2013, from 2-5 p.m. at Sulphur Springs UMC in Washington County.
The funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. at Sulphur Springs UMC with Rev. Lauri Jo Cranford, Rev. Dwight Kenny and Rev. Ronald Davis officiating.
The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday October 7, 2013 at Monte Vista Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sandy Mahoney, Brian Mahoney, Jeff Mahoney, Joe Mahoney, Len Jeffers, Mark Morley, Ralph Jeffers and Billy Rose. Honorary pallbearers will be Robbie Rose, David Rose, Sharon Browder, Tricia Gray and Maura Barnett.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sulphur Springs UMC Building Fund or the Sulphur Springs UMC Youth.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.jeffersmortuary.com.
Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.