Lona Nell Carden Malone
Published 4:13 pm Monday, May 2, 2016
Lona Nell Carden Malone, 82, of Elizabethton, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016, at Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Maude Hyder Carden.
Lona was a graduate of Elizabethton High School and a retired employee of The Raytheon Corporation after 27 years of service. Lona was also a beautician, having worked at Mary Lee Beauty Shop for several years. She also served as a beautician at Memorial Funeral Chapel for over 35 years. Until her illness she was an active member in her church, East Side Christian Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Junior Malone, and a son, Terry Malone.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jan Malone; her sisters, Pearl Estep and husband Clyde “Buck” Estep, Johnson City, and Nyla Reece, Knoxville; her daughter-in-law, Dena Wilson; several nieces and nephews; Breanna Little, who was like a granddaughter; and her granddog, Rudy.
Funeral services for Lona Nell Carden Malone will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. John H. Smith and Mr. Bob Allen, ministers, officiating. Music will be provided by John and Mary Smith. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Mr. Charles Fitzsimmons, minister, officiating. Active pallbearers will be her son, Mike Malone, Pete Taylor and employees of Memorial Funeral Chapel. Honorary pallbearers will be her church family and the church family of First Free Will Baptist Church, Rev. Joel Cook and her special friend and neighbor, Myrtle Henry. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com. Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Malone family.