Virginia Ann “Jenny” (Miller) Lay, age 80 of Caryville, departed this life on Saturday, November 30, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 9th, 1939 in Duff, Tennessee to the late Alf and Mable (Irvin) Miller. Jenny was a waitress at Scottie’s Restaurant in Caryville for 30 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Odeva Estle Lay; brothers, Robert, H.A., Hugh, and Leon Miller; sister, Margaret Queener.

Jenny is survived by her daughter, Sandra Lawson and husband, Larry of Caryville; sons, Jimmy Epperson of Caryville, Roger Epperson of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jeff Epperson and wife, Jenny of Lenoir City; grandchildren, McKenzie, Kendra, and Chandler Epperson; great grandchild, Oakley Stone; and host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation for Jenny will be Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Martin Wilson Funeral Homefrom 5:00 to 7:00 PM with her funeral service following at 7:00 PM with Rev. Hobert McCreary. Family and friends will meet at 11:00 AM at Woodlawn Cemetery for interment.

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The family has entrusted the care of Virginia Ann “Jenny” (Miller) Lay to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where Families Matter Most