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Sarah Katherine McElyea Koonce

March 18, 1944 - March 31, 2019
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Graveside funeral service for Mrs. Sarah Katherine McElyea Koonce, age 75, of Elora, TN, will be conducted at 2 PM on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Elora Cemetery with Rev. Malcolm Gardner and Bro. Ricky McElyea officiating. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Koonce.

Sarah was born on March 18, 1944 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Thomas and Doris McElyea. She was a godly lady that loved the Lord with all of her heart. Sarah Koonce passed away on March 31, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Charles Reedus Koonce; son, Milton (Genia) Koonce of Elora, TN; daughters, Candie Mitchell of Fayetteville, TN and Kim (Tim) Howard of New Market, AL; sister, Reba (Dale) Jones of Flintville, TN; brother, Ricky McElyea of Huntsville, AL; grandchildren, Nicholas (Andrea) Helums, Brandon (Niki) Helums, Shawna (Brady) Moore, and Zachary Koonce; and great-grandchildren, Aiden, Neylan, and Kadence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Hill, and a brother, Ray McElyea.

Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home.

Schedule of Services
  • Service Location
  • Elora Cemetery
  • Visitation
  • Date: April 2, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: April 3, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM