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Betty Jewell Furby


Mrs. Betty Jewell Furby, 82, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday, October, 7, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Mrs. Furby was born in Washington County, daughter of the late Robert and Vee Haren.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jonesborough. Jewell graduated from Sulphur Springs High School and East Tennessee State University.

Jewell lived life as an example of grace and beauty. She loved to sing and play the organ.
Jewells career took her to various places within the southeast. She then moved back to her beloved East Tennessee mountains to be closer to family and live out her retirement years.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Kenneth Furby, Jonesborough; sons, James Rory Hale and Robert Shawn Hale, both of Jonesborough; grandson, Alexander Hale; and brother, Robert Eddie Haren and wife Sheila.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Lester Morelock officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jewelle’s honor can be made to First Baptist Church, 201 East Main Street, Jonesborough, TN 37659, or to Alzheimer’s Research at alzheimersresearchfoundation.com.

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Robert & Janice Vines
Ken, our sympathy to you and family. Jewell will be missed.
Shirley Hubbard
Sorry to hear of Jewel's death. She was a beautiful person. Much sympathy to the family.
Doug, Missy, and Seth Bible
Ken and family, Jewell was a wonderful and gracious lady. Her sweet spirit showed , as she took pleasure in serving in so many areas at church. Sending our prayers to you and your family.
Cecilia G. Haren
I am unable to be there, but I will always cherish my memories of Jewell. She was such a lovely person. We spent many evenings enjoying performances at the JRT. I will miss my “theatre buddy”. I send my love and condolences to her family.
Linda Poteat
Steve and I enjoyed talking with Jewel when she walked her little dog through the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Ann Cleek Kelty
May you Rest In Peace my dear Cousin Jewell. We will miss your beautiful warm smile but know you have passed on to a better place. In our precious memories, you will never be forgotten.
Phil Jackson
Jewell was a nice lady and good neighbor. She reminded me of one of my sisters. I enjoyed our talks and walks around the neighborhood.
Bo and Vanessa Wheelock
We were so sorry to hear of Jewels passing.
Wren Haren
Ken, Rory, Shawn, Alexander and Eddie, all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I wish I we're able to be there in person, just know I am with you in thought.