Louise Eggers Whitehead

Published 9:06 am Friday, June 26, 2015

Louise Eggers Whitehead, 75, of Roan Mountain, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was born August 27, 1939 in Boone, N.C., to Arlie and Mae Eggers.
Louise had lived most of her life in Carter County and was a 1957 graduate of Unaka High School. She was retired from the Carter County School System as a Teacher’s Aide in Special Education. She was a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church, where she had served as Sunday School Secretary for several years.
Her hobbies were cooking, gardening, feeding the birds and working in her flowers.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Leon Whitehead; three sisters, Ava Nell Morley and husband J.B., Carolyn Pierce and Glenda Parks, all of Elizabethton; and a brother, Cecil Eggers and wife Phyllis, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Louise Eggers Whitehead will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eric Eggers and the Rev. Kenneth Baker officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, will be Chris Whitehead, James Morley, Ronnie Townsend, Jeff Presnell, Jason Presnell, Travis Eggers, Michael McKinney and Mark McKinney. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Blevins, Darren Lacy, Raymond Hill, Larry Woody, Estill Whitehead, Jerry Cole, Cecil Largent and DeLaney Berry. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Mountain States Cancer Center, Dr. Jaishankar and Nurse Whitney and the 2nd Floor ICU Staff for the excellent care she received. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Louise to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:20 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to our website www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Whitehead family.

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