Josephine Malone

October 21, 1938August 24, 2014
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Josephine “Mama Jo” Malone, 75, of West Pines Road, Afton, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She retired from Philips Consumer Electronics.

Ms. Malone was a member of Union Temple United Methodist Church.

She was also a member of the Moose Club.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law: Glenda and Donnie Bunch, Billie and Curtis Britton of Limestone, and Rhonda and Mike McAmis; grandchildren and spouses: Nathaniel Aiken, Nikki and Ralph Jr. Reams, Danielle Fincher and Brody Isom, Michael and Amanda McAmis, Jamie and Nikki McAmis; great grandchildren: Kadynce Aiken, Chloie and Joe Reams, Jarreion and Jaeilah Isom, Brantley McAmis; sister and brother-in-law: Helen and Bobby Crews; brother and sister-in-law: Glen and Berniece Smith; sister-in-law: Margie Malone; nephew and spouse: Chris and Kandy Graham; great niece: Kaci Franklin; great nephew: Tyler Graham; and special friends: Pat Wattenbarger, Sandy Cooper, Jim Weaver, Johnny Charles, Cindy Colyer, Dr. Dharmen Patel and staff, Dr. Phillip Prince and staff, Dr. Priscilla Lynch and staff, the ICU unit staff at Laughlin, third floor west at Laughlin, Ashley Hiett, Cathy Brown, Holston Valley Medical Center staff, the Smokey Mountain Hospice staff, Mike Taylor, and Nealis Donn Bunch.

She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Chloe Smith and was preceded in death by a brother: O.J. Smith; the father of her children: Bill Malone; and nieces and nephews: Roger Smith, Donna Smith, Brian Smith, Vickie Graham, and Annette Smith.

The family will receive friends from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 10am Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Bowers and Rev. Ronnie Baxter officiating.

Interment will follow in Union Temple United Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael McAmis, Jamie McAmis, Nathaniel Aiken, Chris Graham, Buster Scott, and Mike McAmis.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Donnie Collins

August 27, 2014

I only knew Jo for a short time, but What time we had together in Dance Class was so much fun. I am so glad that I got to know her. Jo was filled with so much love and joy in her life and We will Miss Her Dearly. Glenda, I will be praying for You and Your Family and I am so Sorry for your loss.

Tracy Blue

August 26, 2014

Rhonda, Billie, and Glenda I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful person and always had a smile and kept people laughing and I know she will be missed.
I will be praying for you that God will strengthen and encourage your family during this time.

Tracy (Church) Blue and Donnie Blue

Mary Ann Bailey-Hall

August 26, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. Josephine was such a dear sweet lady not to mention so enjoyable to be around. She always brought a smile to everyone. I will be thinking of ya'll in this most difficult time and pray that God wraps his loving arms around each of you to provide peace and comfort.

Anthony & Amy Malone

August 26, 2014

Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. God Bless.

Patricia "Pat" Smith Wattenbarger

August 25, 2014

My cousin and dearest friend, together we could write a book! We have shared so much fun together throughout the years. lol! I thought you were the greatest and I will miss you as a cousin, a friend and a neighbor.
I love you!

Rita Lowery

August 25, 2014

Ms Malone was a very special lady, and it was a pleasure to visit with her. My deepest sympathy to her family. Praying that God comfort you in the days ahead and fill your hearts with peace.

Judy Hayes

August 25, 2014

Our heartfelt condolences to Josephine's family. We were together this past May for our 1957 Baileyton Class Reunion. We had a great time, and have remained close as friends over the years. I am so sorry.

John Charles

August 25, 2014

Dear family of Josephine,
I send my deepest sympathy. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. We have both lost someone very special.

David and Patricia Painter

August 25, 2014

The love of family and the memories that's made are the ties that bind. These are also with the love of God will comfort and carry you and your family through this difficult time. God bless and keep you.

Patricia "Patsy" Foulks DeFrancesco

August 25, 2014

I am deeply saddened and so very sorry to hear about the passing of Josephine. She was my friend and classmate at Baileyton High School (Class of 1957). We shared many good memories and stories at our class reunions - the last one in May of this year. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult and sad time.
With sympathy, love & prayers,