Nola Marcina Lay Sharp, 102, of Kingsport, and formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Indian Path Medical Center following a period of declining health.
Mrs. Sharp was a native of Newcomb, TN but spent her adult life on Wolf Creek in Kentucky, moving to Kingsport in 1990.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Church Hill. Before moving to Kingsport, she taught music and was Pianist and Organist at her home Pleasant View United Methodist Church for over 60 years.
She was a member of East Hawkins County Lions Club and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, to know her was to love her.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, J. Will Sharp; her parents, Andrew C. “Andy” and Mattie “Love” Richardson Lay; brothers, Clarence R., Lloyd, Harland and Ebert Lay; sisters, Onia Morgan, Ruth Brown, Bessie Lay, Odessa Schafler, Fredia Dearstone and Precious Bowman.
She is survived by her son, B.W. “Bill” Sharp and wife, Jennie, Eatonton, GA; her daughter, Betty Ruth Sharp, Kingsport; two grandchildren, Stephanie Sharp Hamilton, husband Todd of Suwanee, GA and G. Wayne Sharp, wife Tammy of Loganville, GA; five great grandchildren; 24 nieces and nephews; and special friends Don Stanfill, Ryta Smith and Lori Greene.
Services were conducted Monday, June 5, in the Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Gerhardt and Rev. Mitch Russell officiating and musicians Garry Stewart, Jimmie Self and Teresa Phillips.
Pallbearers were Jerry Sharp, Brad Sharp, Josh Sharp, Todd Hamilton, Will Hamilton and Wayne Sharp.
Honorary bearers were George Johnson, Joe Eaton, Walter Cline, Josh Cline, Troy Alley, Harold Lawson, Johnny Stanfill and J.W. Branam.
Mrs. Sharp was taken to Williamsburg, Tuesday where she laid in state at her home Church, Pleasant View United Methodist Church
Graveside services were conducted at the Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery by Rev. Bruce Dixon in Williamsburg.
This obituary is a courtesy of Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg