Mrs. Edith P. Ketron

  • Born: November 10, 1918
  • Died: January 12, 2014
  • Location: Church Hill, Tennessee

Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations

800 Truxton Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
Tel. (423) 246-4631

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Edith P. Ketron, 95 of Church Hill, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 12th, 2014 with her family by her side.

She was born on November 10th, 1918 to the late Jesse and Ida Mae Proffitt. Edith was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. Other than her family, her passion was teaching. She loved teaching Sunday school and did so for over 60 plus years. Edith was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and many Bible Clubs.

She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Charlene Ketron; four sisters and three brothers.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 73 years, Ralph C. Ketron; two daughters, Charlotte Mowell and her husband Delmer, Naomi Mowell and her husband Larry; and son, Jerry Glenn Ketron and his wife Gwen; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel at Oak Hill Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 15th, 2104 from 5 until 7 PM. The funeral service will follow at 7 PM with Dr. Jerry Glenn Ketron, officiating.

The graveside service will be held Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 11 AM at Oak Hill Memorial Park. (Those wishing to attend the service should plan on arriving at the cemetery no later than 10:45am.)

We are deeply grateful to so many people who have comforted and cared for Edith during the difficult last stages of her life. A very special thank you goes to the staff of Smoky Mountain Hospice, Silver Angels, family, friends and neighborhood for their love and tender care.

The staff of Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Edith P. Ketron.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I have very fond memories of Uncle Ralph and Aunt Edith as I was growing up. She was a very gentle and kind person.I know she will be missed greatly by her family. I know she is at peace in God's loving arms. Love to all of you, Debbie

Posted by Debbie (McCray) Whited - Auburntown, TN - niece   January 16, 2014

Naomi and family
I am so sorry for your loss of your Mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wayne Carr

Posted by Wayne Carr - Kingsport, TN - Friend of Noami from High School   January 15, 2014

May the precious memories of your loved one be a comfort to you now, and may it help to know that many thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow.

With Deepest Sympathy
Love & Prayers,
Jabo & Tammy Francis

Posted by Tammy Francis - Newport, TN - Family Friend   January 15, 2014


This is for Jerry Glenn. From the family of Mary Ruth Guinn.
You are in our thoughts and Prayers. You always gave comfort to us and we are with you on this day.

Marie, Randy & Ruth Guinn

Posted by Marie Guinn - Blountville, TN - Friend   January 14, 2014


naomi and family
so sorry for your loss. you all are in ours thoughts and prayers at this time. love you all
carlos judy james bise

Posted by judy bise - church hill, TN - friend   January 14, 2014

Dear Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Ketrons passing. She was a great lady. I always enjoyed her sunday school class; so many years ago. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. But What a glad reunion there will be one day! May God bless you all.
Bryan and Dawn (Courtney) Thurman

Posted by Bryan & Dawn Thurman - Rogersville, TN   January 14, 2014

On behalf of the staff of Oak Hill Funeral Home, I extend our sincere condolences to the Ketron family.

Posted by John R. Hobbs - Kingsport, TN - Funeral Director   January 13, 2014