Obituary of Lorena Joyner Abston, 1995:
Lorena Joyner Abston, 85, of Oliver Springs, died Wednesday in Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
Mrs. Abston retired as treasurer for the City of Oliver Springs after 18 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Oliver Springs and a 50 years member of Oliver Springs Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Julia Joyner; husband of 54 years, Luther Abston; a brother, Hoyt Joyner; and a grandson, Bill Jackson.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and James Kelly of Oliver Springs, Barbara Jane and Bob Walker of Manchester and Tommie Jackson of Sevierville; grandchildren, Diane Carr, Jim Kelly, Richard, Mitchell and Greg Walker, Paul Jackson and Bonnie Sonntag; 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and special cousins.
Funeral service was Friday in Sharp Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Charles Parker officiating. Graveside service and burial were Saturday in Anderson Memorial Gardens.
Clinton Courier News, 26/27 March 1995
[Courtesy of Brenda Foster]