Published 3:26 pm Thursday, December 15, 2022
Geneva Osborne, 84, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Butler, Tenn., to the late James Stout and Viola Green Stout.
Geneva was of the Freewill Baptist faith. She loved to go to church, especially with her brother Darrell. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and working in her flowers. Geneva never met a stranger, she was one to love everybody.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Stout and David Stout; two sisters, Rosa DiGregorio and Ruth Edwards; and three infant brothers.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Debra Bush of Johnson City; son, Mark Osborne (Patty) of Johnson City; four grandchildren, Michelle Ayers (Kevin) of Jonesborough, Harvey Norton (Brittany) of Jonesborough, David Osborne (Kelly) of Johnson City and Kaitlyn Osborne of Gray; six great-grandchildren, Alyssa Claspill (Winston), Johnny Ayers, Daniel Osborne, Kelsey Osborne, Makayla Norton and Madison Norton; two great-great grandchildren, Elizabeth Claspill and Amara Claspill; two brothers, Darrell Stout and Paul Stout of Johnson City; a sister, Evelyn Scott; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate the life of Geneva Osborne will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, December 17, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral Home with Rev. David Greene and Rev. Mike Lamb officiating. Music will be under the direction of Sherry Tilson. The family will receive friends prior to the service between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday.
The graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 18, in the Stout Cemetery, Johnson City, Tenn. Pallbearers will be David Osborne, Darrell Stout, Harvey Norton, Johnny Ayers, Kevin Ayers, Winston Claspill and Jeff Lyons. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Stout and Tony Stout. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Sunday. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be shared with the family and viewed on our website at www.hathawaypercy.com.
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve the Osborne family. Office: (423) 543-5544.