Mary Vonell Harrison Clawson

ROAN MOUNTAIN, TENN. -- Mary Vonell Harrison Clawson, 80, of Roan Mountain, Tennessee, was surrounded by her family and friends when she went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

Mary was born June 21, 1936. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved attending her church every chance she could. She was a faithful member of Buck Mountain Holiness Church for many years.

In addition to her parents, Ancel and Sally Townsend Harrison, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, and a daughter, Sally.

Survivors include her loving children; four sons, Vernon Clawson and his wife, Sandra, Alvin “Snowball” Clawson, Howard “Mouse” Clawson, and his wife, Sarah; and Paul “Squeaky” Clawson and his wife-to-be, Aleshia Hicks, all Roan Mountain; a daughter, Mary “Cricket” Ayers, and her husband, Wayne, of Burnsville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Clawson family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home in Roan Mountain or at the home of her son, Howard Clawson at other times. The service to honor the life of Mrs. Clawson was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at the Buck Mountain Holiness Church with Pastor Alan Clawson and Pastor Stanley Clawson officiating.  

Interment followed the funeral service Monday, February 13, in the Clawson Family Cemetery in Elk Mills, Tennessee. Active pallbearers were selected from family and friends.  

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Mrs. Clawson and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home in Roan Mountain.

The MItchell News

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