Earnest B. 'Ozzie' Malone, 88, Fall Branch, Wasington Co TN, died Sunday morning, January 29, 2012, at Greystone Health Care, after an extended illness.
Born in Greene Co TN, on March 4, 1923, he was a lifelong farmer in Washington and Greene Counties and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Penley Malone; his parents, and five brothers.
Earnest is survived by his sons, Joe Malone and wife Kathy, of Kingsport, TN, and Earl Malone and wife Sara, of Fall Branch, TN; nine grandchildren; seven great-grand- children; sisters, Jane McAmis and husband Billy, and Betty Britton, all of Baileyton, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., at Hamlett-Dobson Homes, Fall Branch. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 with Rev. Edd Davis officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Pine Grove Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and family.
Hamlett-Dobson Homes, Fall Branch, TN, is serving the Malone family.