Thelma Irene Stanton

Published 3:22 pm Friday, May 19, 2023

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Thelma Irene Stanton, age 87, of Butler, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 17, 2023, from the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Butler, Tennessee, to the late Wiley Thomas Hatley and Eliza Faye Isaacs Hatley on June 29, 1935.  Thelma loved being a homemaker.  She was a kind, loving, sweet, caring mother who loved her children and grandchildren.  She was always happy and always wanted to feed you. Thus, she loved gardening, canning and cooking.  Thelma loved talking to her friends and neighbors and was known to be fair and considerate to everyone.  Thelma was a member of Elk River Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Joseph Stanton; daughter, Judy Stanton; son, William Daryl Stanton; brothers, J.D. Hatley, William Thomas Hatley, Dave Hatley, Dewey Hatley, and sister, Gerd Hatley.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, James Dennis Stanton (Carol) of Lenoir, NC; Michael Stanton (Myrna) of Marion, NC; Terry Stanton of Butler, Vern Stanton (Sherry) of Butler; three grandchildren, Adam Stanton of Morehead City, NC, Kala Macdowall (Luke) of Houston, TX and Joe Stanton, of Sugar Grove, NC; sister, Dean Garland of Butler and a brother, Jesse Carl Hatley of Mountain City.
A funeral service to honor the life of Thelma will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services, Elizabethton with Rev. Ray Greene officiating.  The family will receive friends between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. prior to the service on Thursday.  Friends may also call at the home of Terry Stanton or Vern Stanton at any time.
The graveside service and committal will follow at the Hatley Cemetery, Butler, following the service.  Pallbearers will be James Morfield, Kevin Hatley, Ernie Potters, and Randy Montgomery.  Honorary pallbearer is Opal Cable.
The family wishes to especially thank all of the nurses and doctors of Johnson City Medical Center, 2400 Hall and ICU, especially Katie Lynn in ICU.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Hatley Cemetery, Butler, TN.
Online condolences may be shared with the family and viewed on our website at  Hathaway Percy Funeral and Cremation Services are honored to serve the Stanton family.  Office 423-543-5544

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