Marie Truett Jaynes, age 73, of Nebo, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at St. Joseph Campus in Asheville.

A native of Cherokee County, Marie was born on November 15, 1945, to the late Bronce Richard and Elma Jones Truett. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Helen Truett Padgett, Carl Neil Truett, Jerry Richard Truett, Billy Ray Truett, Ronald Wayne Truett and Bobby Jack Truett. Marie retired from Nebo Elementary School following many years of service in the lunch room, where she enjoyed working with the students and co workers. She loved working in her flowers, traveling, reading and crafts. If you were lucky enough to be her friend you were the one who was blessed!

Left to cherish her memories are her husband of fifty-six years, Donald Jaynes; three sisters-in-law, Helen Truett, Chris Truett and Margaret Truett. Also surviving Marie are her nieces and nephews, and canine companion, "George".

A funeral service to honor Marie's life will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Beam Funeral Service with Reverend Dean Owenby officiating.

The family will receive from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place following the service at Nebo First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Beam Funeral Service is assisting the Jaynes family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website,, or call 828-559-8111.

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