Janet Marie Olvey Lambdin, 57, of Powell, formerly of LaFollette, died Nov. 4 at her home.
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Janet graduated as the class salutatorian of her 1973 Jacksboro High School graduating class and attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated with honors and received her Bachelors of Sciences in Nursing, specializing in oncology. Janet was an avid reader, loved spending time on the lake, and especially loved her cats.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Olvey; grandparents, Harley and Grace Ellison and Bert and Jimmie Lou Viola Olvey.
She is survived by her father James O. Olvey Sr., of LaFollette; brothers, James O. Olvey Jr. and wife, Billie Jean, of Jacksboro, George E. Olvey and wife, Rebecca May, of Clinton, Thomas J. Olvey, of Walland; nephews, Dustin Olvey, of Jacksboro, Zachary G. Olvey, of Clinton, and Jake Olvey, of Walland; niece, Amber Michelle Olvey, of Maryville; along with a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Martin-Wilson Funeral Home.
Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Billy Smith officiating. Interment will immediately follow the services in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
Martin Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in LaFollette Press on Nov. 8, 2012