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Iona Sue 'Shorty' Naillon

Published: 10/04/2012

Iona Sue 'Shorty' Naillon, age 73, of Newport, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at Physicians Regional Medical Center.

She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents Orene and Arvel Patrick, brother J. R. Patrick, sister Dot Hurst, grandson Nicholas Chapman, sons-in-law Wesley Wheatley, and Donald Chapman, Sr. and great-granddaughter Ashland Lowe.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years Fred Naillon of Newport; sons Eric (Ginger) Naillon of Newport, Billy (Mary) Naillon of Newport; Freddy (Rhonda) Naillon of Newport, Robbie (Tami) Naillon of Newport, and Todd (Jennifer) Naillon of Sevierville; daughters Sheron (Ben) Redding of Gatlinburg, Tina Chapman of Sevierville, Joyce Wheatley of Sevierville, Pam and Rev. Mark Renner of Knoxville, and Susie (Donnie) Napier of Sevierville; brother Arvel (Imogene) Patrick of Knoxville; sisters Juanita Allen of Sevierville, Ramona (Lloyd) Harris of Alabama, Millie Mohon, Sonnie (Steve) Lawhern, Janie (Howard) Bennett, and Diane Loveday, all of Knoxville; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other special family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 5, 2012, in the Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Watts and Rev. Junior Loveday officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery following the funeral service. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012, at Manes Funeral Home.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home in charge

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