Mrs. Stella Ryans Laughlin, age 86 of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Arbor Terrace Assisted Living in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mrs. Laughlin was a member of Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Farragut, TN. She was also a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Laughlin is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Laura Brookshire Ryans; husband, Thomas Laughlin; sister, Bessie; brothers, Ray and Hermas.
Son: Dexter Laughlin & wife, Wendy of Williamsburg, VA
Daughters: Sandra Eiler & husband, Don of Knoxville, TN; Deborah Rhoads & husband, Tom of Claxton, TN
Brother: Homer Ryans of Neoga, IL
Sister: Ruby Gregory & husband, Glen of Harriman, TN
4 Grandchildren; 4 Great-Grandchildren
Several nieces, nephews and cousins
Special thanks to the loving caregivers & staff of Arbor Terrace Assisted Living in Knoxville
The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood, TN. Funeral Services will follow in the Chapel at 7:00 PM with Rev. Leonard Turner officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday, February 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM in Oak Grove Cemetery. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mrs. Stella Ryans Laughlin.