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Eunice McCoy

Ms. Eunice Keefauver McCoy, age 82, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Ms. McCoy was a daughter of the late Robert and Fannie Milhorn Keefauver. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert McCoy; one sister, Edith Clark; and two brothers, Bill Keefauver and Gene Keefauver.
Survivors include a son, Joe McCoy and wife, Cathy; daughters, Elizabeth McCoy and Jeanette McCoy Miller; daughter-in-law, Belinda McCoy; grandchildren, Christy Gibbs, Laura Johnson, Julia Haston, Tyler McCoy and Jonathan Miller; great-granddaughter, Tia Laws; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Ms. McCoy received a B.S. Degree from ETSU in 1954. She taught school in Arlington, VA, and Jonesboro High School. She served as a Hostess at the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center until she retired in 1997. She was an avid reader. She supported the Washington County Library and was a member of the Friends of the Library.
Her church membership was at Central Christian Church of Jonesborough, however in recent years attended Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church.
A special thanks to her caregiver, Melissa Painter, and to her loyal friends and previous employees, Lois Kyker, Sara Ferguson and Jenia Saylor.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 14, 2011, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Perry Cleek officiating.
Interment services were conducted Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tyler McCoy, Jonathan Miller, Mike Johnson, William Haston, Alan Keesecher and Dr. Dan Slonaker.
Condolences may be sent to the McCoy family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821.