Faye Tennyson, of Sweetwater, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Faye was a loving mother and grandmother, and loved by all who knew her. She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She followed in the footsteps of her late husband, Alfred Tennyson, to become the first female county commissioner of Monroe County, from 1976-86.

She was 88 years old.

Preceded in death by: her husband, Alfred L. Tennyson; her parents, Millburn and Ada Curtis; sister, Dolores Floyd.

Survivors include: her daughters and sons-in-law, Tracey and Josh Fox, of Sweetwater, Donna and Larry Honea, of Hazel Green, Ala.;

Grandchildren, Haleigh and husband, Tillman Steele, of Vonore, Travis Fox, of Hazel Green, Ella and Parker Fox, of Sweetwater;

Great-grandchildren, Mylie, Maddox, Beckham, and Declan, all of Vonore;

Stepchildren, Nina and husband, David Berrong, of Lenoir City, Diane and husband, Richard Campbell, of Madisonville, Fred and Ann Tennyson, of Cary, N.C.;

Several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren;

Special niece, Cheryl Elder;

Brother-in-law, Charles Floyd, of Athens;

Special son-in-law, Wayne Avera, of Taft, Tenn.

The family would also like to express their appreciation to Debbie Exum at Sequoyah Trail Apartments.

The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Kyker’s Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service followed at 7 p.m., with Randy White officiating. A private memorial was held by immediate family on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Kyker Funeral Homes in Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements. www.kykerfuneralhomes.com