Sarah Katherine McElyea Koonce
March 18, 1944 -
March 31, 2019

Visitation

April 2, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

April 3, 2019
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

Video Services

10 Comments

  1. Forex Watchers

    Katherine arrives, alone, at the home of the woman Elena and Rebekah had first talked to when they got to town and retrieves her “package” – the real cure and the key to securing her freedom. Later, Katherine confronts Elijah on the street and tells him that he was right: she’s told so many lies to survive for so long, she’s beginning to believe them herself. She admits that she doesn’t remember who she was when they met, but that she’d like to find out. Katherine explains that she could use the cure to make Klaus mortal and kill him, but this would mean losing Elijah, a consequence she’s not willing to accept. Elijah, moved by Katherine’s speech, still resists temptation and raises concerns about Katherine’s track record for deceiving men. Katherine responds by taking his hand and placing the cure in it, saying she wants him to trust her like she’s now trusting him, and that he must decide what happens next, with both the cure and their relationship.

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  2. Jana Howard Bertus

    Sending prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

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  3. Lynn scott

    Sincere sympathy to the family

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  4. Eula Moorehead

    So sorry about Sarah the family is in our prayers and thoughts. Just remember she is with God now no more pain just remember all the good times you had with her
    Love the Mooreheads
    Eula Tammy Steve

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  5. Nancy & Sis. Taylor

    Loved this lady and enjoyed her singing. Have church for visitation. Sorry. Love you all

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  6. Pat Wells

    Genia, I am so sorry for the loss of Milton’s mother. All of you will be in my prayers that ya’ll will feel the comfort of God’s loving arms around you. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. ???

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  7. Cary Bagley Sullivan

    Such a sweet lady. She will be missed. Love and care to you all. Especially Kim…

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  8. Cathy Jacks Campbell

    So sorry for your loss! She and Clara were beautiful twins. I’ll always remember.

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  9. Lereca Hicks Swinford and Hicks family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Sarah was a very sweet lady. God got a angel this day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.We love ya.

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    • Candie

      Thanks Lerca she will be greatly missed but she is with Jesus.

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10 Comments

  1. Forex Watchers

    Katherine arrives, alone, at the home of the woman Elena and Rebekah had first talked to when they got to town and retrieves her “package” – the real cure and the key to securing her freedom. Later, Katherine confronts Elijah on the street and tells him that he was right: she’s told so many lies to survive for so long, she’s beginning to believe them herself. She admits that she doesn’t remember who she was when they met, but that she’d like to find out. Katherine explains that she could use the cure to make Klaus mortal and kill him, but this would mean losing Elijah, a consequence she’s not willing to accept. Elijah, moved by Katherine’s speech, still resists temptation and raises concerns about Katherine’s track record for deceiving men. Katherine responds by taking his hand and placing the cure in it, saying she wants him to trust her like she’s now trusting him, and that he must decide what happens next, with both the cure and their relationship.

    Reply
  2. Jana Howard Bertus

    Sending prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  3. Lynn scott

    Sincere sympathy to the family

    Reply
  4. Eula Moorehead

    So sorry about Sarah the family is in our prayers and thoughts. Just remember she is with God now no more pain just remember all the good times you had with her
    Love the Mooreheads
    Eula Tammy Steve

    Reply
  5. Nancy & Sis. Taylor

    Loved this lady and enjoyed her singing. Have church for visitation. Sorry. Love you all

    Reply
  6. Pat Wells

    Genia, I am so sorry for the loss of Milton’s mother. All of you will be in my prayers that ya’ll will feel the comfort of God’s loving arms around you. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. ???

    Reply
  7. Cary Bagley Sullivan

    Such a sweet lady. She will be missed. Love and care to you all. Especially Kim…

    Reply
  8. Cathy Jacks Campbell

    So sorry for your loss! She and Clara were beautiful twins. I’ll always remember.

    Reply
  9. Lereca Hicks Swinford and Hicks family

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Sarah was a very sweet lady. God got a angel this day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.We love ya.

    Reply
    • Candie

      Thanks Lerca she will be greatly missed but she is with Jesus.

      Reply

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