Sara Lee Edwards Wetherholt, age 87, of Erwin, passed away at the Center on Aging and Health in Erwin, TN, on October 7, 2015. Sara was born in Erwin to William (Frank) and Maxine Edwards. She attended the Unicoi County High School, and married Lloyd Hensley in 1944. They were divorced in the late-1940s, following their move to Detroit, MI. She met Jay Wetherholt while working at the Cadillac Division of General Motors in Detroit. They were married in April 1954, and she became a full-time homemaker, devoting herself to raising two sons. She and Jay relocated to Erwin following his retirement in 1990. She was a member of the Ninth Street Baptist Church and was known as a loving and caring person who willingly gave of her time to help others over the years. She and her husband, Jay, enjoyed the Erwin community and participated in many activities, including the publication of the book, Unicoi County, Tennessee And Its People 1875 1995. She loved God, her family and Erwin dearly. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jay; her brothers, Steve Edwards, James Edwards, Albert Edwards and her sister, Grace Lee (nee Edwards).
Sara has left behind to cherish her memories:
Son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Anne Wetherholt of Mesquite, TX; Son, Lance Wetherholt of Rochester Hills, MI; Brother, Roy Edwards of Huntsville, AL; Five grandchildren; and one great grandson survive her. The family would like to thank The Center on Aging and Health and The Avalon Hospice for their professionalism and kindness in caring for Sara at the end of her journey in life.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 12, 2015, at Evergreen Cemetery .Sara will be buried next to her husband, Jay, in a graveside ceremony. Please meet at the Cemetery on Monday, all are welcome to attend and celebrate her life.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Sara Lee Wetherholt through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.