Joyce Carolyn Sewell

Joyce Carolyn Sewell

Joyce Carolyn Sewell, 91, of Blaine was born November 6, 1930 and passed away peacefully Saturday, September 17, 2022, with her family by her side. Mrs. Sewell was the first woman elected to the Grainger County Board of Commissioners and served for 20 years. She was a member of the Tennessee County Commissioners Association (TCCA) and served as president and treasurer. She was also the first woman president of the Grainger County Chamber of Commerce and the Grainger County Woman of the Year in 1996. She was a member of Second United Methodist Church and Roseberry Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Wade; and her husband, John Sewell, Sr. She is survived by sister, Jerri Marsee (Charles); children, Kathy Sewell, Lorna Mireles (Alfredo), John Sewell, Jr. (Beth), Deborah Sewell, Randy Sewell (Angie); grandchildren, John Wall, Jennifer Wall, Trey Sewell (Rachael), Bradley Sewell (Laura), Wesley Sewell (Tessa); and great-grandchild, Theodore Sewell.

The family and friends will gather at Grainger Memorial Gardens at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, for a 2 p.m. service with Rev. Danny Hill officiating. Grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grainger County Humane Society, 2603 Rocky Springs Road, Bean Station TN 37708.

The family received friends from 5 -7 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com