May 18, 1939 ~ November 5, 2009
Barbara Joan Pickering Blevins, 70, 606 Pardee Street, Johnson City, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2009 in the Johnson City Medical Center. Ms. Blevins was a lifelong resident of Johnson City. She was the daughter of the late John and Olive Stout Pickering. In addition to her parents one daughter, Ruby Blevins, also preceded her in death. She was a member of the King Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sons, James Ellis and his wife Marsha of Johnson City and Robert Blevins of Johnson City; four daughters, Tommie Sue Metcalf and her husband Timothy of Johnson City, Lisa Dawn Barnett and her husband Jeffery of Jonesborough, Michelle Tolley of Johnson City and Amy Brown and her husband Phillip of Mooresburg, TN; one brother, Glenn Pickering and his wife Judy of Jonesborough; three sisters, Tonya Barnett and her husband Donald of Telford, Dolores Williams and her husband Lloyd of Bluff City and Julia Patricia Taylor of Elizabethton; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. On November 5, 2009, our Heavenly Father came to give an angel her wings to fly home. She was the greatest blessing anyone could ever ask for. She spent her entire life devoted to raising her children and helping others. She knew no such thing as a stranger. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. We will miss you each and every day until we meet again. We hold you close in our hearts. We know that you will continue watching over us. May peace and happiness be yours now. The funeral service for Ms. Blevins will be conducted at 2 PM Saturday, November 7, 2009 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Bob Edmonds will officiate. The graveside committal service will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 PM prior to the service.