Geneva Lynn Newport Melhorn passed away on January 5, 2021 at the age of 72, after a lingering illness. She was an employee of Roane Hosiery in Harriman for over 30 years. She later worked at the 27 Quick Stop Market in Wartburg until her retirement.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James Theodore “Ted” Melhorn and her father, Garland Newport, Sr.
Geneva is survived by her mother, Juanita Terry Newport; sister, Barbara Newport and Roberta (Keith) Price of Lenoir City; brother, Garland (Anita) Newport, Jr. of Jefferson City, TN.; nephews, Derek (Marla) Newport of Maynardville, Craig (Candie) Price of Knoxville; niece, Rebekah (Dwayne) Massengale; grand nephews, Clay and Cale Newport, Landon Price and Brevin Massengale; grand nieces, Kalyn Newport, Allie Massengale and Savannah Price.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Life Care Center of Morgan County for the excellent care they gave Geneva during her stay there.
The family will receive friends Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow in the Camp Austin Cemetery in Oakdale.
Schubert Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Geneva Lynn Newport Melhorn.