Joan Carol Lay Knoxville, TN Joan Carol Lay, age 72, of Knoxville passed away on Friday April 14, 2017, after a courageous seventeen year struggle with multiple myeloma. She was a member of Norwood United Methodist Church, retired from SCHAS, and a past matron of Order of the Eastern Star 466 Areme Chapter. She was a graduate of Fulton High School and Draughon Business College. She loved teaching Sunday School, reading and collecting books, making and collecting jewelry, and traveling especially to Ireland. She was preceded in death by parents, Allie Scarlett Lay and Eugene E. Lay, Sr. She is survived by sister, June Lay; brother, Eugene (Pat) Lay; niece, Rachel; nephew, Jake; great-niece, Loren; several cousins, and many friends. The family would like to offer thanks to Dr. Wahid Hanna, Dr. Larry Brakebill, Beverly Park Place, UT Hospice, and all those who cared for Joan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Norwood United Methodist Church (2110 Merchant Dr, Knoxville, TN 37912). The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. The family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11:00 a.m. graveside. Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com .
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