She was a member of Community Hall Church.
She was the daughter of the late Perry Blair and Mary Johns Blair. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. James K. Earls, who passed away in 1977; her daughter, Beverly Rebecca Thomas; and three brothers.
She is survived by two daughters: Mary Lawson and husband, Carson and Patricia Lee and husband, Jonathan, all of Cleveland; four stepchildren: John Earls and wife, Debra, of Cleveland, Faith Wren and husband, Jerry, of Atlanta, James Earls Jr. and wife, Peggy of Colorado and Debra Arrowood of Cleveland; four grandchildren: Stephen Heath Lawson and wife, Lilia, Cassie Lawson, Matthew Lee and Heather Thomas; special sisters: Brenda Green and husband, Kenneth, of Cleveland, Betty Young of Cleveland, Norma Eblen and husband, Roy, of Maryville, Linda Rogers and husband, Jimmy, of Townsend, Sharon Edgar and husband, James, of Maryville and Debbie Blair of Maryville; brother, Jim Blair and wife, Zola, of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Sue Blair of Maryville; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastors Jeannie Cissom and Scott Potter officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Earls family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.