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Laura Rowena Bernard, 90, of Baileyton, TN, died Thursday,
February 13, 2014, at Laughlin Health Care Center, Greeneville,
Greene Co TN.
She was born in Baileyton on Aug. 7, 1923.
She was a lifelong member of the Zion United Methodist
Church, where she served in many official capacities including
Sunday school teacher, treasurer and delegate to the Holston
United Methodist Conference.
For many years she was actively involved with the Home
After graduating high school, she attended Greeneville Business
College. Upon graduation, she worked in the law office of
Swingle & Hardin.
She kept books for J.B. Justice Bus Lines that ran a daily route
from Greeneville to the Eastman Company in Kingsport. Her
passion however was working with the lawyers.
She continued working in the law office with John N. Hardin,
during the same time he was Greeneville mayor.
After his death, she worked at Greene Valley Development
Center until she retired.
During her life, she was an avid traveler and visited many cities
and countries throughout the world.
She loved sharing her enthusiasm of travel with her family and
She loved the theater, reading, and jigsaw and word puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Kyle and Nellie
Justis Bernard; her brother, Kyle Bernard; and her sister, Junell
She is survived by her brother-in-law, R. Zirkle Hensley, of
Kingsport, TN; her sister-in-law, Blanche Dixon Bernard, of
Baileyton, TN; three nephews, William K. 'Bill' Hensley, of Kure
Beach, NC, John Bernard, of Tifton, GA, and Robert Z. 'Bob'
Hensley, of Destin, FL; her niece, Margaret Ann Bernard Akins,
of Greeneville, TN; and numerous friends.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday,
February 16, 2014, at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 17,
2014, at Zion United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill Rimmer
The body will be taken to the church to lie in state 30 minutes
before the service. Active pallbearers will be Richard Castell,
Matt Castell, Rodney Banks, David Cochran, Shane McMurray,
J. D. Bocock, Tommy Sensabaugh, and Randy Sensabaugh.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Gay, Dr. Kenneth Susong,
Harry Cochran, and Robert Bailey.
Interment will follow in Zion Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home is serving the family.