Lea Perry passed away on Thursday April 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm at Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Perry a native of Lincoln County and was preceded in death by her father and mother, Oscar J. Rowe and Essie (Howell) Rowe of Estill Springs. Her brother O.J. Rowe of Estill Springs and special aunts Beulah Howell and Virginia Howell of Lincoln County.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Perry of Lincoln County, her daughter Jan Stallings and husband Stuart Stallings of Morristown, TN, her granddaughters Stephanie Stallings of Dandridge, TN and Rebecca Stallings of Napa, CA, great-granddaughter McKenzie Stallings of Dandridge, TN brother Howell Rowe and wife Peggy of Estill Springs and her sister Reva Beene of Lincoln County.
Mrs. Perry was a teacher in the Rutherford and Lincoln County school systems and retired as an illustrator from Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. She was an accomplished artist and a founding member of the Fayetteville Art League, the Fayetteville Sewing Guild and the Fayetteville Garden Club. She was a long time member of the Washington Street Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Sunday from 12-3 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.