|Published: 10:32 AM, 05/28/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Former Newport resident Doris Nowell Teague, age 84, died
Sunday at her residence in Johnson City, where she had lived since 2001.
She was born in Athens, Ga., to John Marshall Nowell and
Ruth Gaines Nowell, who were residents of Monroe, Ga. After her father’s death
in 1938, her family moved to Macon, Ga., where she graduated from Miller High
School. She then attended Sullins College in Bristol, and on a visit to Newport
with her roommate Carolyn Sue Clevenger (Cox), she met her future husband, John
Abe Teague. They were married April 16, 1948. They were the parents of three
sons—John Abe Teague, Jr. Marshall Reece Teague and James Tyler Teague.
While living Newport, Teague was involved in many church,
social and civic affairs. She was active in the First United Methodist Church,
as a member of the Frankie Russell Missionary Circle and various committees,
teaching Sunday school starting the first church kindergarten with Kathleen
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