Eugenia Ellis Jetton, 84 passed away on Wednesday, 4-29-20 at 1:oo am in Union City, TN where she resided at The Arbors at Ethridge house.
Born Aug 3, 1935 , Mrs. Jetton was the daughter of Lloyd and Ola Mae Ellis of Newbern, TN. She graduated from Newbern High School and then pursued a Home Economics degree graduating in 1953 from the University of Tennessee at Martin and retired from Gibson County Electric Membership Corporation where she worked as an Assist. Home Economist and Members Service Counselor for 30+ years. While her time was spent mostly servicing the Gibson County area with cooking tips, as well as the introduction of the Microwave Oven and the use of energy saving appliances , energy savings tips and writing for the Tennessee Magazine, She served on multiple committees such as the West TN Agricultural Museum Association, board of directors of Gibson County , Food Pantry and Community Meals Program and served as President of the United Way and Gibson County Inter Agency Council. She was named Person of the year of Gibson County in 1989, and Employee of the year in 1992.
She developed the “RED Alert” program to make emergency agencies aware of GEMC customers on life support during power outages.
She worked closely with the County’s 4-H program as she was an active member while in High School.
She was married to Harry W. Jetton 88 for 65 years who is retired farmer and leaves behind three children, Jeffrey Lynn Jetton of Trimble , Wife Paula, daughter, Janna Eileene Crisp, Husband , Jimmy of Dyersburg, TN Jason Eric Jetton, Wife Katrina, of Neboville, TN. Grandchildren Paige Vandagrifft of Indianapolis , IN, Alexander Hill and Harrison Hill both of Memphis, Mckenzie Jetton of Clarksville. Great grandchildren Ryan Vandagrifft, 6, Oliver Vandagrifft, 3. Mrs. Jetton was a lifetime member of the Neboville Church of Christ.
Services officiated by Bro. Harrell Davidson.
Pallbearers include Jason Jetton, Jeff Jetton, Alexander Hill, Harrison Hill , Jeff( Butch) Ladd and Nelson Grimes.
In lieu of flowers , the family requests that donations be sent to The Yorkville Cemetery PO Box 23, Yorkville, TN 38389.
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