Novella Amos

November 2, 1936February 28, 2012

Novella Owens Amos, 75, of the Horton Highway in the Baileyton Community, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at her home. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law: Timothy and Lorraine Amos of Baileyton; two grandchildren: Matthew Amos and Lorra Amos of Baileyton; two special nephews: Ron Johnson and wife Wanda and their family of Kingsport, and Paul Thompson of Ohio; and her special neighbors and friends: Pete and Linda Burns of Baileyton.

She was the daughter of the late Grayton and Maxie Owens and was preceded in death by her husband, Gilmer Amos; four brothers; and two sisters.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home preceding the funeral service at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will follow at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Kingsport. It is requested that family and friends meet at the cemetery for the committal service.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 1, 2012

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March 6, 2012

Tim and Lorraine,
I am so sorry to hear about Novella. Clara sent me a message today and I am so sorry I did not know. I loved her so much.She was so good to everyone she met. I will miss her dearly.

Patty Henry

Linda & Pete Burns

March 2, 2012

Novella , such a beautiful lady, not just on the outside but on the inside as well. Her love for her family & God were so evident in her life; that smile & her laughter could light up a room.Pete & I are blessed to have had her & Gil both, in our life. She will be missed so much, and for Tim, Lorraine, Matt & Lorra, our prayers are with you, may you be comforted and cherish the sweet precious memories that you will hold dearly in your hearts, she was so special to all of us. We love you all.

Sandra Strozeski

March 1, 2012

Lorraine & Tim
Even tho I never knew Your Mother I am Sincererly Sorry for your Loss,
''God Bless you in your Sorrow"

Esther Welch

March 1, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there with yall. May God
comfort you and give you peace. Love and miss you all.

March 1, 2012

So many memories of my wonderful Aunt Novella over my lifetime that will continue to bring a smile to my face as long as I live: Vacations in Gatlinburg when I was little; Going to Goldrush Junction long before it became Dollywood; Dinners at the Peggy Ann; Picnics at the old home place in Lick Creek; Taking me and Tim to the carnival in Kingsport; Thanksgivings at her house; Vacating with the "Three Sisters" in Myrtle Beach; Telling Ghost stories and "The Big Toe" from Aunt "BOO"; Getting the families together at the Piccadilly and grilling burgers at Borden Park and on and on and on. So many memories of a lady that brought joy and happiness everytime she came around.
And now, the last member of the Grayton and May Owens family has been called home to "That Land That is Fairer Than Day" and that family circle is now complete and unbroken.
God bless the memory of my Aunt Novella and the love and happiness she brought to so many.

Chrissy Johnson-Evans

March 1, 2012

Thank you for sharing the photos, Tim and Lorraine. It was great to see so many photos of her smiling and enjoying life. She will be missed!

March 1, 2012

I am so blessed to have had such a wonderful Aunt! I will forever treasure each and every memory of her love, kindness, and comfort. Rest in Peace in the arms of Jesus! Geah Celeste
Bloomingdale, TN


March 1, 2012

Aunt Novella's beauty, smile, warm hugs, and stories will live on in the fond memories of my childhood. THANKFUL FOR sweet , sweet memories. Love and prayers.

Cindy Jowers

March 1, 2012

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

dovie sehlmeyer

March 1, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.