Barbara Jean McAfee Morrell, 79, Lawrenceburg, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Heritage Hall Health Care Center, Lawrenceburg.
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She was the daughter of the late A.T. McAfee, Sr. and Zola King McAfee, Greeneville, Tenn.
She was a Christian who showed how to put others first in her devotion to her family and friends. She was a non-resident member of Towering Oaks Baptist Church, Greeneville and a former member of First Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg. She was a Sunday School teacher, church choir member, Brownie Troop Leader, flower, bird and animal lover, painter and crafter, giraffe collector, member of the Fabulous Fifties, and an avid fan of the U.T. Lady Vols basketball team.
She was previously employed by Magnavox and was a cafeteria worker at Greeneville High School and Holston Home for Children, Greeneville and at Anderson Middle School in Lawrenceburg.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Gene Morrell; daughter, Dawn (Steven) Royalty; granddaughter, Caitlyn (Tyler) Smith, all of Lawrenceburg; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brother, A.T. McAfee, Jr., Greeneville.
Funeral services were held Aug. 11 at Gash Memorial Chapel with Dr. Mike Hamrick officiating and Carlola Foster and Bobbi Lynn Durr speaking. Burial will follow in Sand Spring Cemetery, Lawrenceburg.
Pallbearers were Steven Royalty, Tyler Smith, Charlie Clark, Lawrenceburg, Jimmy Morrell and Brett Wilhoit, Greeneville, Tenn., and Bobby Ripley, Treadway, Tenn.
Honorary Bearers will be Margaret Perry, Sharon Bowman, Shirley Clark, Thelma Hood, Lawrenceburg, and Lola Dabbs and Peggy Orr, Greeneville, Tenn.
Donations are requested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601 or the
, 465 E. High Street, Suite 200, Lexington, KY 40507.
Gash Memorial Chapel
322 South Main Street Lawrenceburg, KY 40342-0316
Published in The Anderson News on Aug. 7, 2013