Betty Jean Clayborne Herrell, age 72

Betty Jean Clayborne Herrell, age 72, of Kingston passed away Monday, April 18, 2023 at NHC Healthcare in Oak Ridge.  She was born March 30, 1951, in Pardee, Virginia, and lived most of her life in Roane County.  She was a member of Tennessee Baptist Church in Kingston and loved her church and God.  Betty enjoyed going to the mountains and taking trips to the beach.  She also enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband.  She loved spending time with her family which was her main enjoyment. In earlier years she had worked at Roane Hosiery Mill in Harriman and later retired from Cherokee Middle School where she had worked for over ten years in the school cafeteria as a cook and cashier.  Preceded in death by her parents, Daniel & Jean Clayborne; sister, Pat Stepp; brother, Lewis Clayborne; mother-in-law & father-in-law, Alfred & Mary Herrell; brother-in-law, Charles Thomas Herrell.


Loving Husband of 55 years- Lynn Herrell of Kingston

Sons & Daughters-in-law- Robert Lynn & Gina Herrell of Kingston and Michael Paul & Jennifer Herrell of Kingston

Grandchildren- Madison Brooke Herrell and Blake Wilson Herrell

Brothers- Tommy Clayborne & wife, Susan of Kingston and Danny Clayborne of Kingston

Sisters- Bobbie Tipton & husband, Jim of Kingston, and  Dorothy Bass & husband, Harvey of Oak Ridge

Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law- Ronnie Herrell & wife, Rosie of Kingston, Bobby Herrell & wife, Annette of Kingston, Gary Stepp of Kingston, Pam Clayborne of Harriman, and Bettie Herrell of Portland

Grand-dogs- Sadie Jo and Sassy who will miss her greatly

A host of extended family and dear friends.

The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Fraker Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, April 21, 2023, at Calvary-Hazelwood Cemetery with Rev. B.B. Ratledge officiating. The online registration book can be signed at  Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.




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