Myrtle Jean Arnett Earp, age 88, of Vilas, passed away Monday morning, May 6, 2019 at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation in Boone.

Born May 17, 1930 in Ashe County, she was the daughter of Roby and Rosa Lee Mullis. Mrs. Earp loved serving her family and attending her church, Faith Baptist. Her favorite pastime was singing gospel and blue grass music.

Mrs. Earp is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Beaver and Rosa Lee Guy, both of Lenoir, and Marie Earp and husband, Ernie, of Vilas; granddaughters, Amy Earp of Boone; Shannon Gosnell, Crystal Gellett and Nancy Johnson, all of Lenoir; grandsons, Eric Earp of Vilas, Chad Beaver of Lenoir, Janes Combs of Boone and Darin Combs of Wilkesboro. Twenty great-grandchildren, nine great great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Arnett; son, Darrell Combs; Grandson, Chuck Earp; and granddaughter, Anita Dawn Guy.

Funeral services for Myrtle Jean Earp will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, May 8, 2019 at 2 oclock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel, officiated by Rev. Burl Greer. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 oclock, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow in the Arnett Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Austin & Barnes to assist the family with expenses.

Friends may call at the home of Marie and Ernie Earp, Bairds Creek Road, Vilas.

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