Mary Sue Stewart

Mary Sue Stewart, 70, of Etowah, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.  daughter of the late Jack and Ruth Cox, she was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Benton. She was a longtime employee of the McMinn County Economic Development Authority. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kelly Stewart Revis; and two grandchildren, Brandon and Jalyn Hood. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Bob Stewart of Etowah, to whom she was a loving wife; she was a precious mother and mother-in-law to Kay and Steve Blair of Etowah, Greg and Maureen Hood of Kenosha, Wis., Melissa and Russell Williams of Etowah, Michael Hood of Etowah, Colyn and John Martin of Norfolk, Va., and Craig Stewart of Etowah; she was a loving sister of Johnny Cox, Billie Parker, Jackie McClary, Jerry Cox and Melinda Land; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Whitehead, Minister Louis Rouse and her daughter, Melissa Williams, officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and proceed to Green Hill Cemetery for the 11 a.m. committal service.  Wesley Johnson, Tim Cox, Payton Robinette, Doug Parker, Craig Stewart and Dennis Coleman will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Board of the McMinn County Economic Development Authority.  In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Faye Forgety, 120 County Road 447, Athens, TN 37303.




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  1. judy tuggle brown December 15, 2012

    Billie and Jackie,so so sorry about Sue…I know how lost you will be without her,you were so close to each other..and losing your Mother not that long ago..its hard we lost John and Pat within 9 months…so please know I love you guys…and my prayers and thoughts to all your families…Love you Jude….

  2. Dexter and Dee Tipton December 15, 2012

    To Billie and Jackie: We are so sorry to hear of your Sister’s passing. We just wanted you to know we was thinking of you. I know it’s been a rough year for you girls. Just remember, we cannot bring ’em back but we can go to them. With our Love, Dee and Dexter Tipton.

  3. Morgan Stout December 15, 2012

    Miss Sue,

    I was so blessed to have you in my life as a kid. Thank you for all the trips to get ice cream, letting me play on your type writer and telling me stories. I am so glad I made the trip to surprise you on Athens a few years ago. You lit up the room as always. I will love you forever. You were like a grandmother to me.

    Morgan “Stephanie” Stout

  4. Lana Tallent December 14, 2012

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Always enjoyed being around Sue at lake or in our younger days raising our children. She was a wonderful person.

  5. Jackie Powers and Joni December 14, 2012

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a great person and loved by many. We are thinking of you at this difficult time.

  6. Mrs. & Mrs. Gary Cline December 14, 2012

    Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Jerry & Shirley Smith December 14, 2012

    Sue was a great lady to work with, Shirley at the Chamber and Jerry on the Board of EDA.
    Thanks for being a good friend.

  8. Zoey, Taygan, and Crystal Ward and Becky Grubb December 14, 2012

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Joyce Greene December 14, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss .. She was such a nice woman and good friend. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Brenda Hamm & Marie Newman December 13, 2012

    Melinda & Family We are very sorry for your loss. We will be thinking about you.

  11. Brenda Hamm & Marie Newman December 13, 2012

    We are very sorry for your loss.We will be thinking about you.

  12. Brenda Hamm & Marie Newman December 13, 2012

    Melinda Land & Family We are very sorry for your loss.We will be thinking about you.

  13. Gail Johnston Guinn December 13, 2012

    My sympathy and prayers are with you. Sue was a beautiful person; she will be greatly missed.

  14. Chris Webb December 13, 2012

    Sure will miss her. She was a dear friend to me and my family.

  15. Steve Stout December 13, 2012

    My dear, sweet Sue, you will be missed so much. My heart does hang heavy, but it contains so many lovely memories of you. You were such a wonderful employee and friend and a “second mother” to my children. I will miss you greatly. Love always, Steve

  16. Eric Newberry December 12, 2012

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss.

    I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Sue for over 12 years and she was a gracious and kind lady, and a good friend. She will be greatly missed by a lot of folks in Athens and in particular those of us who had the pleasure of working closely with her at the Economic Development Authority.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. Barbara Brakebill December 12, 2012

    My dearest friend Sue, you will be missed, although I know you are now in a wonderful and glorious place, this world, as we know it will not be the same without you in it. Forever in my heart, I will love you always, Barbara.

  18. Eb Willson December 12, 2012

    I’m so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a faithful employee of McMinn EDA for many years and I always enjoyed my association with her and her friendship.

  19. Hope Stout - Huston December 12, 2012

    Sue was such a lovely lady and great friend. We were so blessed to have her touch our lives and the lives of our children. She will be greatly missed. Her friends and family will continue to be in my prayers.


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