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Betty Jo (Mullins) Bolden

November 28, 1939 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 79)


Betty Jo Bolden “Bowlin”, born November 28, 1939, residing in Sneedville, departed this life on Oct. 18, 2019.  She was saved as a young 12 year old girl at Yellow Branch Missionary Baptist Church, where she remained a lifelong member.  Her testimony includes being baptized in the January blue flurry snow in the creek.  She was the 1st of 13.  Mamaw loved to crochet hand towels and gave a lot of them away.  If you received one, she definitely loved you.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessee Joe Bolden; parents, William “Willie” & Myrtle Laura (Parker) Mullins and brothers, Jessee Willard Mullins, Doyle Mullins, Charlie Ugene “Deed” Mullins, Hubert Mullins “Hubbie Dubbie” and Tommy Mullins. 


“I’m going to miss my mamaw so much.  Go rest high on that mountain” - Misty


She is survived by;

Sons; Jessee Ralph Bowlin, Jimmy Wayne “Tootie” Bowlin and JC Bolden

Grandchildren; Michael Bowlin, Misty (Dusty) Cooper, Joseph Bolden, Jeremy Bolden, Josh Bowlin & Rachel Bolden

Special Great-Grandchildren; TreyBeon Cooper, who would watch ballgames with her &  Tagen Cooper, who got the love of Word Search from her and Kaley & Noah Bowlin.  These kids will miss her so much.

Brother; Chester Mullins

Sister; Blanche Bolden

A host of nieces and nephews that loved her dearly

Special Friends; Ginger Coffee, Van Cope & Loretta Gibson


The family wishes to say a special thank you to all of her nurses that helped take care of her, with an honorary thanks to Christi Bowlin which became one of her own grandbabies & to her entire family for the love they gave mamaw; to a special nurse, Tammy Seal; to her P.T. Anthony Burchett. She always looked forward to P.T.; to Dr. Short and to social worker Renae for going above & beyond to get assistance for mamaw.


Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Yellow Branch Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. Jeff Seal & Rev. Joe Davis & Rev. Buster Jarvis officiating

Special music will be provided by Family Ties, Kim Davis and Tagan & TreyBeon Cooper

Interment will follow in the Yellow Branch Church Cemetery

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Bowlin, Joseph Bolden, Jeremy Bolden, Josh Bowlin, Josh Collins, TreyBeon Cooper & Gage Maloney

Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Dusty Cooper, oh how mamaw loved him

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 P.M. on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the McNeil Funeral Home


Online condolences can be made at


McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements

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October 20, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McNeil Funeral Home
124 Church St. P.O. Box 127
Sneedville, TN 37869

Funeral Service
October 21, 2019

2:00 PM
Yellow Branch Baptist Church
Yellow Branch Road
Sneedville, Tn. 37869

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