Ethel Owens Saylor

February 26, 1929 ~ December 18, 2010

Psalms 73:24, Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Ethel Owens Saylor, 81, formerly of 717 East Maple Street, Johnson City, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Asbury Place in Johnson City.She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Hugh and Mary Whittimore Owens. She lived most of her life in Johnson City.She was also preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Lee "Crick"? Saylor, daughter, Beverly Saylor and maternal grandmother, Amanda "Jackie"? Elmore Whittimore as well as two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include; two daughters, Annette S. Bryant and her husband Roger and Patricia Armstrong and her husband Roger all of Johnson City; four sons, Robert Saylor and his wife, Janet of Gray, Jimmy Saylor of Mountain City, Wesley Saylor of Johnson City, Larry Saylor and his wife Kim of Elizabethton; one sister, Mae Scalf of Johnson City; 17 Grandchildren, 17 great Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Ethel spent most of her life as a wife and mother, but had worked as a baker. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, as well as canning.e grew up in the Salvation Army faith but considered herself a Christian. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in the Morris-Baker North Chapel, under the direction of Rev. Dan Case. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 until service time at 7:00 p.m. A committal service will be conducted on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the U. S. National Cemetery at Mt. Home. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home to leave in procession by 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Dear Robert and Janet, Please accept our heartfelt condolence for the loss of your Mother, Ethel. A loss of a dear one at any time is painful, but especially near Christmas. May the Lord give you comfort and peace in your time of need. Sincerely, Shirley & Mike Moody

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ethel was always very good to me, as good as she was to her own children. She loved all of her family very, very, much. Her families needs always came before her own needs. She was a very giving person, she would give you the shirt off her back, if she knew you needed it, whether it be family or stranger loved Ethel very, very, much. I am going to miss her so very, very, much. We are all going to be sad and grieve for ourselves, but Ethel is in Heaven with the Father now and with loved ones that she hasn’t seen for many years and God promises us that one day we will all be reunited in Heaven. So, My Dear Ethel, it’s just so long for now. I know that when God calls me Home, you’ll be there waiting for me with open arms LOVE YOU.

  3. Anonymous says:

    My youngest sister will be greatly missed even though she is in Heaven now we will mourn her death here on earth till we meet again. (Mae) – As one of her nephews, I have many fond memories of visiting with her during my childhood years. She will be missed and loved always. (Wishbone).

  4. Anonymous says:

    To the Saylor Family, I am deeply saddened and so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother well all of those times I used to come to the house. She was a good lady. I will pray for you that God will look over you during this most saddest of times. Robert (Duck) Ramsey London England

  5. Anonymous says:

    Dear Pat, We are praying for your peace and comfort in this time of sorrow. We are so sorry about your mother. Sincerely, Jeanie, Cathy and Eford

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