Faye Dean Baxter Bright, age 84, of the Jeroldstown Community, passed away Tuesday morning at Greeneville Community Hospital East.
She retired from Eastman and attended Pyburn Freewill Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. She was dedicated in reading her Bible; she enjoyed her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, their ballgames and activities. She also enjoyed word searches and crossword puzzles. In past years, she was active with the Jeroldstown FCE Club.
Survivors include three children and their spouses: Charles H. and Pam Baxter, Rev. Ronnie and Kim Baxter, and Cindy and Eddie McKinney; three step-children and their spouses: Connie and Kenny Kerr, Judy and Harold Johnson, and David and Janet Bright; nine grandchildren and their spouses: Leslie Baxter Blair and Jeff, Aaron and Danielle Baxter, Adrianna Baxter, Katelyn and Josh Sullivan, Lauren Baxter, Rev. Isaiah Baxter, Julie McKinney McNeese and Mark, Edward “Bud” and Natalie McKinney, Lance and Amy McKinney; 5 step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law: Phil and Debbie Smith; one sister: Patricia Wattenbarger; several nieces and nephews; special friends: Kathy Crawford and Reta Gardner.
She was preceded in death by her first husband: Milburn Baxter; second husband: J. T. Bright; parents: Verlin and Audrey Smith; two sisters: Cleophia Barger and Betty Gaddis.
The family will receive friends from 3 – 7 p.m. on Saturday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow visitation at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Keith Williams will officiate.
Family and friends are asked to gather at Doughty-Stevens at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go in procession to Union Temple Cemetery for the 2 p.m. committal service.
Active pallbearers will be Aaron Baxter, Bud McKinney, Lance McKinney, Isaiah Baxter, Josh Bright, Matthew Bright, and Don Shephard. Honorary pallbearers will be Sgt. Josh Sullivan, Harold Smith, and Richard Bowers.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Life Care Center of Greeneville, 4 West Nursing staff and doctors at Greeneville Community Hospital East, and the staff of Amedysis Hospice.
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