Carolyn Vernail Heck

Jan. 28, 2013 @ 11:48 PM

Carolyn Vernail Heck, age 79, of Greeneville, formerly of Rogersville, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Life Care Center of Greeneville. Carolyn was born on March 31, 1933, in Florence, AL. She was the daughter of the late Odus Young and Nettie Bruce Young. Carolyn retired from McDonald’s of Rogersville and worked at other locations including Mosheim and Greeneville. She was also a retired bus driver and worked for the Rogersville Parks and Recreation. Carolyn was a member of First Christian Church, Rogersville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar “Pete” Heck; brothers, Clarence “CW” Young and Melvin Young.

She is survived by her daughters, Vickie Richards and husband, William of Greeneville, Kay Heck of Greeneville (formerly of Sevierville), Leisa Ayers and husband, Rev. Tony of Lawrenceburg; sons, Phillip Heck of Rogersville, Ken Heck of Knoxville; grandchildren, Chris Richards and wife, Katy of Strawberry Plains, Carlene Stanton and husband, Daniel of Chuckey, Kari Yingling and husband, John of Knoxville, J.P. Ayers of Lawrenceburg; great-grandchildren, Aaron and Patrick Stanton of Chuckey, Emerson and Cormac Richards of Strawberry Plains; sister, Macil Gooch of Florence, AL; sister-in-law, Patricia Young; brother-in-law, Gene Heck and wife, Nancy all of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express gratitude to the compassionate staff at Laughlin Hospital and Life Care Center of Greeneville.

Calling hours will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Broome Funeral Home, 513 East Main St., Rogersville, TN, 37857.

A funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013 ,in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Charles Reece officiating. Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Greenelawn Memory Gardens, 4159 Asheville Hwy, Greeneville, TN. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Carolyn be made to one of the following organizations, Christian Student Fellowship ETSU, 829 W. Pine St., Johnson City, TN 37604; Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc., 418 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604 or First Christian Church, 210 South Depot St., Rogersville, TN 37857

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Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is serving the Heck family.