Elsie Lee Garren Wilburn

Apr. 12, 2013 @ 11:09 PM

Elsie Lee Garren Wilburn, age 90, widow of Russell Wilburn, of Madisonville, passed away peacefully 3:05 P.M. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Sweetwater Hospital.

Member of Chestua Baptist Church. Known for and welcomed everyone with a sweet smile and humble spirit. Enjoyed gardening, quilting, canning and singing in the church choir. She was an important part of the family business at the Heart of Gold Wedding Chapel & Leslie Cove Rentals of Gatlinburg.

Survivors: daughter & son-in-law, Sandy & Kenneth R. Leslie, Maryville; Grandchildren & spouses, Chris & Sarina Wilburn, John & Elin Wilburn, Courtney & Kevin Schaefer, all of Madisonville; Great-grandchildren, Shelby Wilburn, Shayne Wilburn, Kassidy Wilburn, Gabe Wilburn, Sidney Wilburn, Hagen Schaefer, Sister, Louise Abernathy, Madisonville; Brothers, Joe Garren, Riceville, Austin Garren, Englewood; Several nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by son, Harold (Dobb) Wilburn; parents, Elbert & Ester Steele Garren; sister, Wanda; brothers, Wesley, Billy, Glenn, Junior.

Funeral 8 P.M. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. B.J. Wall & Rev. Bruce Poplin officiating. Interment 1 P.M. Sunday, McClellan Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 P.M. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.