Sally June McGinnis

June 8, 1931November 7, 2018
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Sally “June” McGinnis, age 87, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at her home. She was a member of Pine Knob Missionary Baptist Church of Clarkston, Michigan. She was retired from the Hamblen County School System. She was preceded in death by her husband, Porter McGinnis; parents, Corum Wolfenbarger and Alta Coffey; stepfather, Alva “Polly” Coffey; sons-in-law, Raymond Collins, Claiborne Rucker; and granddaughter, Danielle McGinnis. Survivors include her son, Scotty “Scooter” McGinnis, daughters, Linda Collins, Kathy (Mark) White, Cindy (Jack) Hazeltine, Portia Russell; grandchildren, Michael (Denise) McGinnis, Jeff (Lori) Collins, Greg Collins, Chrystal (Larry) Boatman, Jamie (Danielle) Hazeltine, Heather (Jeff) Calfee, Brenda Epps, Nikki Ogan, Christie McGinnis; brother, C H Wolfenbarger of Waterford, Michigan; sister, Juanita Frye of Washburn; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Stubblefield Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Jonathon Bewley officiating. Family and friends will meet in Hamblen Memory Gardens on Saturday, November 10 at 1:45 p.m. for a 2:00 p.m. graveside service. Pallbearers will be Michael McGinnis, Jeff Collins, Greg Collins, Jamie Hazeltine, Blake Hazeltine, Tanner Collins, and Dakota Hopkins. Arrangements by Stubblefield Funeral Home, Morristown, TN


  • Michael McGinnis, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Collins, Active Pallbearer
  • Greg Collins, Active Pallbearer
  • Jamie Hazeltine, Active Pallbearer
  • Blake Hazeltine, Active Pallbearer
  • Tanner Collins, Active Pallbearer
  • Dakota Hopkins, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sally June McGinnis

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Nancy West

November 12, 2018

I have known June for many , many years. From growing up and going in and out of the house with Portia as kids . June is also the Mother in Law of my brother Jack who is Married to Cindy. Jack has always had great respect for June. June was a wonderful Mother , grandmother, and great grandmother, Mother-in-law & Friend. June was always such a hard worker. She was always so sweet to anyone no matter where she seen you.
" Heaven sure gained another Angel"

Glenda Buchanan

November 9, 2018

I remember June from years ago when I was at the house with Cindy . We would hang out there a lot, and she was there . June was always nice to me, and friendly never had a harsh word. I know we got on her nerves at times, but she never got hateful with us.
She was a lovely lady, and will be greatly missed. R.I.P June



      To Sally June McGinnis, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, she was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around her, she seemed to be eternally happy, and she willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life she touched. For Sally, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, she could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Sally really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

      Sally was born on June 8, 1931 at home in Washburn, TN. Her parents were Corum and Alta Wolfenbarger. Sally was raised in Washburn, TN. Even as a child, Sally had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around her. She was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. She couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. She was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, she succeeded in entertaining her entire family.

      Always a good playmate, Sally was easygoing and fun loving. She managed to lighten the mood wherever she was, even during family squabbles. She seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Sally managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Sally was raised with one sister and one brother, they were Juanita and C. H.

      Ask anyone who knew her from school and they would tell you that Sally was a class “cut-up.” She didn’t do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Sally simply enjoyed others’ laughter and the sounds of her friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Sally, grades may not have been the most important thing to her, but she really did enjoy her school experience. Since experience was Sally's best teacher. She enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the “practical” approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in “theory. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      Sally never actually encountered a stranger in her dealings with people. She was drawn to individuals and crowds, using her gregarious, adaptable and outgoing personality to captivate her audience. This quality allowed Sally to continually develop new relationships, ever widening her circle of friends. Sally delighted in her role among all her acquaintances, because she viewed them all as potential spectators for her performance. Whether it was a story, a joke, a song or just plain fooling around, Sally was always right at home putting on a show among her friends. Sally utilized her interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, some of her best friends were June Shocbothe and Francis Edmosson. Later in life, she became friends with Pat Smith, Dorothy Ford, Ethal Coffey, Mabel Tewes and Leona. Sally loved sharing life and having her home filled with people she knew.

      The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Sally very easy to approach. On June 18, 1947 Sally exchanged wedding vows with Porter Juette McGinnis at Justice of the Peace. Of Middlesboro, KY. She tried hard not to impose on her spouse. She was always sensitive to other people’s feelings, and that was especially true in marriage.

      Perhaps the reason Sally related so well to children was the fact that she never really completely grew up herself. The ability to be just a “kid at heart” helped her in raising her own children. Sally was blessed with five children., Linda, Kathy, Cindy, Scotty and Portia. They were also blessed with ten grandchildren, Michael, Brenda, Jeff, Greg, Chrystal, Jamie, Heather, Christie, Danielle (Deceased) and Nikki. Sally had the ability to focus her attention on the present moment. If she was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of her attention was directed. Sally's compassionate side prevented her from being a strict disciplinarian, and she could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. She could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play. In fact, Sally had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games.

      At work, as in life, Sally was a real “people person.” She had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and her enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Sally liked to see herself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Sally was an adaptable realist, using her common sense and trusting her experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Sally's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around her to see Sally as an excellent problem solver. Her primary occupation was as a Custodian. She was employed for 30 years with the Hamblen County School Systems.

      Vested with a deep concern for spiritual development, Sally recognized that her faith was important to her throughout her life. She was a member at Pine Knob Missionary Baptist Church.

      Sally was a lover of animals and cherished her pets, enjoying them almost as much as she enjoyed being around other people. One of Sally's favorites was Shea. They were best friends for ten years.

      Sally believed that you had to experience life, and her life in retirement was no different. When that day finally arrived in 1991 from the Hamblen County School System in Morristown, TN., Sally took it in stride as one more way to have fun. With her boundless energy and a desire to get the most out of life, Sally remained busy with people and projects. In retirement, she found new pleasure in going to sing. Even in retirement, Sally continued to stay in touch with her old friends and, since she'd never met a stranger, she made plenty of new acquaintances as well.

      Sally passed away on November 7, 2018 at at home in Morristown, TN. Dementia and natural causes. She is survived by children, Linda, Kathy, Cindy, Scotty and Portia. Grand children, Michael, Jeff, Greg, Crystal, Brenda, Nikki, Jamie, Heather and Christie. Sister, Juanita and brother, C. H. Services were held at Stubblefield Funeral Home. Sally was laid to rest in Hamblen Memory Gardens.

      Sally brought joy to all of those around her. She never had a mean bone in her body. She loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. She loved to share her energy, wit, and her zest for all of her activities with her friends and family. Sally June McGinnis lived life to its fullest and made everyone around her happier just for knowing her. She will be remembered with a smile.