DANIELSVILLE - Catherine Doris Haymore, 80, formerly of Blue Ridge, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born and raised on a dairy farm in Maryville, Tenn., which gave her the strong work ethic that she modeled for her children. She graduated from the University of Tennessee nursing school, where she met and fell in love with her husband of 57 years. Her career in nursing was spent working in various places including Erlanger and Fannin Regional Hospital, along with her husband, at his medical practice. The accomplishment she is most proud of is the family she raised being a Cub Scout den leader, band booster, karate mom, and all around athletic fan of anything her kids or grandkids were involved in. Her wit and wisdom is etched in the lives of everyone she knew in her church family as she taught young people in Sunday School and participated in choir and other functions. Her most important achievement was the Godly legacy she imparted to her children, grandchildren, and any other lives she was able to impact for the Kingdom of God.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Dr. James M. Haymore III; children, James M. Haymore IV (Teresa), Gainesville, Dan (Teresa) Haymore, Blue Ridge, Janet Haymore, Danielsville, Stephen (Jamie) Haymore, Mineral Bluff, and Philip Haymore (Tiffany), Athens; grandchildren. James M. Haymore, V (Shaina), Joshua Haymore, Madeline Haymore, D.J. Haymore, Catherine Trescott (Ben), Xander Haymore, and Samantha Haymore; brother, Jim Inman, North Augusta, S.C.; sister, Ginger Inman, Maryville, Tenn.; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 14, at 11 a.m. from the Hemptown Baptist Church with the Revs. Bob Hoggard and David Whitener officiating. Music will be provided by Wynette Hoggard and Brian Huffman. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon International Memorial Bible Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com.
Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, is in charge of the arrangements.