Ernestine 'Teenie' Clontz

Oct 13, 2016

Cherished Forever

CANTON — Ernestine “Teenie” Jones Clontz, age 76, of Jody Cove Road, entered into the arms of the angels on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Mrs. Clontz was a loving wife, a wonderful mother, a deeply loved grandmother and a dear sister.

Mrs. Clontz was born Sept. 19, 1940, in Cocke County, Tennessee, to the late Lewis David Jones and the late Mary Ann Valentine Jones. She had resided in Haywood County most of her life and been employed at the Western Freewill Baptist Rest Home in Candler, where she touched many lives with her kindness and her caring heart.

Teenie was indeed a truly gracious lady who always made family and friends feel welcome to her home. She was a wonderful cook, enjoyed canning and was also a talented artisan. Her beautiful quilts, crocheted pieces, hand-painted ceramics and her lovely art work of birds and flowers were admired by everyone. Teenie was loved by all that knew her and her love and devotion to her family will never ever be forgotten.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, George Lewis David Clontz; a great-grandchild, ”Baby Jesse;” a sister, Christine Jones; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cecil and Norman Clontz; and brothers-in-law, Curly Goodson and Forrest Russell.

Left to carry Teenie’s precious memory in their hearts are her family, her loving husband of 58 years, George “Buck” Clontz, of Canton; a daughter, Carolyn Williams and her husband, Reed Williams, of Canton; grandchildren, Joni Singleton, Jessaka Worley and her husband, Tommy Worley, Justen Putnam and his wife, Rhonda Putnam, Jasmine Gunter and her husband, Bryan Gunter, and Beth Jones and her husband, Taj Jones; great-grandchildren, Blade, Buckie, Mason, Eli, Logger, Kayla, Adaline, Barry, Payton, Gatlin and Harley; a great-great grandson, Abel; sisters, Edna Russell, of Canton, Joyce Burns, of Canton, and Doris Lanning, of Canton; a brother, Johnny Jones and his wife, Karen Jones, of Canton; many nieces and nephews; a multitude of friends and also her special dog, King.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in the chapel of Crawford/Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. The Rev. Jason Miller and the Rev. Lloyd Fish will be officiating. Burial will be in Center Pigeon Cemetery and nephews will serve as pallbearers. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.

Crawford/Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Clontz family and words of comfort may be shared at www.crawfordray.

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