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James Edward 'Eddie' Malone, 73, of Greeneville, former
member of the Greene County Board of Education and former
Mayor of Tusculum, died Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at
Life Care Center of Greeneville, Greene Co TN.
Originally from the Cross Anchor Community, he had also
lived in the communities of Bethesda and Sunnyside. Eddie
loved his family and friends and loved to sing. He also
loved the children and teenagers of Greene County and
delighted in making a positive impact on their lives
through service on the Greene County Board of Education.
He was instrumental in the development of Tusculum Park.
He was a 1955 graduate of Fall Branch High School and
attended both UT and ETSU. He was in the Marine Reserves
from 1959-1964. Eddie was an agent for Home Beneficial
Life Insurance Company for 28 years, followed by several
years of employment with Greene County Skills as a driver.
He served on the Greene County Board of Education for 17
years and was elected a Commissioner for the City of
Tusculum for eight years, during which time he also was
appointed and served as Mayor.
He was a member of the Bradburn Hill United Methodist
Church for 44 years, serving in many leadership capacities.
He was a member of the Doak Ruritan Club, also serving in
various leadership positions.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rev. J. P. and
Mrs. Eula Duncan Malone; sister and brother-in-law,
Mauvaline and J. D. Chapman; brother and sister-in-law,
Hartsel and Dorothy Malone; brother-in-law, Junior Gass;
and granddaughter, Amber Collins.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen McAmis
Malone; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Nathan and Vicki
Malone, of Chattanooga, TN; daughter and son-in-law,
Sharron and Paul Collins, of Greeneville, TN; four grand-
children, Matthew and Rebecca Malone, of Chattanooga, TN,
Erin Collins Shores and husband Josh Shores, of Knoxville,
TN, and Ben Collins, of Greeneville, TN; two sisters, Irene
Gass and Martha Malone, of Greeneville, TN; sister-in-law
and brother-in-law, Debra and Randall Shelton, of Greeneville,
TN; several cousins; and nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to
the following, who are also honorary pallbearers: Dr. Brad
Strange and staff; employees of Life Care Center of
Greeneville; and the staff of Amedisys Hospice, especially
Teresa Fannon, K. T. Tilson, Julie James, and Jim Leslie,
as well as to caregiver Jeanetta Williams.
The family will receive friends Thursday, December 2, 2010,
from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at Doughty-
Stevens Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, in
the Doughty-Stevens Chapel.
A committal service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday
morning, in Cross Anchor Cemetery. Family and friends will
meet at 10 a.m., at the funeral home to travel in procession
to the cemetery. The Rev. Daryl Ross and the Rev. Roger
Crim will officiate. Active pallbearers will be Lyle Gass,
Wayne Chapman, Ron Malone, Steve Spatz, Randall Shelton,
Matthew Malone, Ben Collins, Josh Shores, and Andy Fannon.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Omega Sunday
School Class at Bradburn Hill; 1955 graduates of Fall
Branch High School; Dr. Joe Parkins, Bobby Wells, and
other members of the Greene County and Greeneville City
Boards of Education with whom he served; Wade Harrison,
Gale Doty and R. D. 'Wimpy' Southerland; and employees and
clients of Greene County Skills.
Memorials may be made to Bradburn Hill United Methodist
Church, c/o Barbara Heins, 32 Tamara Court, Greeneville,
TN 37743, or Amedisys Hospice of Greeneville, 127 Serral
Drive, Greeneville, TN 37745, or to the Alzheimer’s
Association, P.O. Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 37939-9910.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bradburn Hill United
Methodist Church, c/o Barbara Heins, 32 Tamara Court,
Greeneville, TN 37743, to Amedisys Hospice of Greeneville,
127 Serral Drive, Greeneville, TN 37745, or to the
Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 10088, Knoxville, TN
Condolences may be sent to the Malone family online at
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.
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