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Obituary – Sara Ailshie



Sara Ann Johnson Ailshie, 71 of the Debusk Community was called home to her heavenly home Friday, May 29, 2020 at home after an extended illness. Sara grew up with a passion an love for horses and married her forever and only love Kenny Ailshie that would fulfill her dreams of riding and showing horses. Kenny and Sara spent many years traveling and showing horses with their two children, which was her happy place. She was a twenty five year employee of Debusk School where she served as a teachers aid for many children and was always known as Ms. Sara. She attended Victory Church of God when her health permitted. She was a Loving wife, faithful friend, and a devoted an loving mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren.  

Sara was born December 18th 1948 in Greeneville TN. She was the youngest daughter of the late Edger and Mamie Johnson. Survivors include a daughter and fiancée, Buffy K. Ailshie and Scott Hensley both of Greeneville, a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Jamie Ailshie both of Baileyton, three grandchildren, Brandon Ailshie of Sevierville, Makenzie an Braxton Ailshie also of Baileyton. Special friends of many, many years include, Sandy Malone of Greeneville, Slyvia Barham of Elizabethton, Shelby Johnson of Greeneville, Mary “Tootsie” Tweed of Greeneville, and Charlene and Charles McClain of Ripley West Virginia, and many more special friend to numerous to name. 

Sara was preceded in death by her late husband of 39 years Kenny Ailshie, a brother Jerry Johnson, a sister Regonna McAbee, and the late Bon Lee and Ana Mae Ailshie. 

The family will receive friends from 2:00– 4:00 PM Sunday May 31 at St. Joseph Chapel with grave side service following. The Rev. Paul Ragon will officiate. 

Pallbearers include: Brandon Ailshie, Josh Baxter, Scott Hensley, J.C. Wampler, Robert “Slick” Dupree, and special Nephew Dale Long. 

Honorary Pallbearers include: Larry Ryans, Members of Victory Church of God, and all the members of the  Racking and Tennessee Walking Horse Trainers Association, Gary Fields, and the ETWHA. 

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