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Jewell Tomlin 1948-2020

NILES — Jewell Tomlin, 72, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at the St. Joseph Health Center, following an extended illness.

Jewell was born in Carter County, Ky., on Aug. 11, 1948, the daughter of George and Mary Boggs Porter and came to this area many years ago.

Jewell was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church on DeForest Road and enjoyed family activities especially with her grandchildren. Jewell would go on many extended car rides with her son to enjoy the seasonal scenery.

Jewell is survived by a son, Tommy Wayne Tomlin and daughter, Sherry Ann Watterson, both of Niles; four grandchildren, Shane Tomlin, Shana Watterson, James Murphy and Chad Murphy; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Willard Porter of Olive Hill, Ky., Hazel Conn of Austintown, Gary Porter of Niles, Sue Bledsoe of Niles and June (Gene) Conn of Greenfield, Ind.

Jewell was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clyde T. Tomlin, who she married Sept. 11, 1962, and who died Oct. 11, 2005; daughter, Rose Ada Kolcun, who died Feb. 20, 2004; and siblings, Lester Porter, Esther Barker, Clara Reynolds, Wade Porter, Joyce Ann Porter and Nellie D. Gilliam.

Funeral services for family will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. The Rev. Starkey Gilliam will officiate. The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

A private burial will be Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Kerr Cemetery.

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