Rhoda Frances Townsend Reeme
Published 9:27 am Friday, December 26, 2014
Mrs. Rhoda Frances Townsend Reeme, 91, of the Powder Branch Community of Carter County, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from the Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Robert and Josie Irene Campbell Townsend.
Mrs. Reeme worked at the Bemberg Corporation and then at Tri-State Containers for 17 years. She was one of the oldest members of Oak Grove Christian Church and was a member of the Eastern Star.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the father of her children, Henry F. Lyons, and by her husband, William L. “Mr. Bill” Reeme; three children, Sandra K. Lyons Adams, Charles Robert Lyons and Judith “Judy” Lyons Dale; two brothers, Richard Dale Townsend and Ernest Junior Townsend; and a sister, Ora Love Deadrick.
Survivors include a son, Richard Stephen Lyons and wife Sarah, Washington, D.C.; a brother, Billy T. Townsend and wife Reba, Elizabethton, Tenn.; and four sisters, Mary Mosley, Virginia Hughes and Linda Killen, all of Johnson City, Tenn., and Carolyn Shelley, Maryville, Tenn. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Rhoda Frances Townsend Reeme will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, December 26, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Dr. Robert Shannon, minister, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. The graveside service and interment will follow the funeral service at Happy Valley Memorial Park, the Garden of the Last Supper. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Mid South Chapter, 207 N. Boone Street, Suite 1500, Johnson City, TN 37604 or to the charity of their choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Reeme family. Office (423) 543-5544.