Olivia Bell Donegan, 82, a resident of Cleveland, TN passed away on Friday, February 15th, 2013 in a local health care facility. Olivia was a native of Shelbyville, TN and had lived there most of her life until relocation to Cleveland approximately ten years ago. She was born on January 22, 1931 a daughter of the late Odus and Mattie Barnett.
Olivia was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Valley View Baptist Church. She was an accomplished seamstress, quilter, and knitter. She also loved gardening and was an avid reader.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Myles Wilson Donegan and three sisters Rachel Lowe, Betty Reed, and Marion Moulder.
Olivia leaves behind to cherish her memory, one daughter and son-in-law Pam & Marty Smith of Hixson, TN, two sons and daughters-in-law Clinton & Martha Donegan of Johnson City, TN and Ricky & Sandy Donegan of Cleveland, TN, two sisters Sybil Norman (Jack) and Mae McGowan (Clarence), eleven grandchildren, seven great grand children, numerous other extended family members and the friends in her senior adult group from Valley View Baptist Church.
A memorial celebration is planned for Friday night, February 22nd, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Valley View Baptist Church located at 4675 Spring Place Road in Cleveland, TN 37323 with the Reverend David Tuten officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 4:00 PM until the 6:00 PM service time on Friday. A second visitation is planned on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM CST at the Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene located at 834 Union Street in Shelbyville, TN 37160.
The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Valley View Baptist Church in Olivia’s memory. The family also wishes to thank the staff of Bradley Health Care and Rehab for the excellent care they provided Mrs. Olivia during her stay there.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Olivia and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Donegan family with these arrangements.
Thursday, February 21, 2013