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Dorothy Rector

Mar 13, 1934 - Dec 05, 2023

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Kingsport, Tn

Dorothy Mae Rector, 89, of Chuckey, TN, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Born to Andrew and Nellie Tipton Rector in Sullivan County, Tennessee, Dorothy Mae moved to Greene County as a young girl, where she lived the rest of her life. Dorothy Mae loved flowers and enjoyed her garden and bird watching, especially the "red birds. " Dorothy Mae was a beloved friend and neighbor. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Lovelace Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Dorothy Mae is al...Read More

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Cathy Peters

Feb 01, 1949 - Feb 23, 2024

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Kingsport, TN

Cathy was one of three Wallace sisters, raised in a loving home in Chesterfield, TN. She graduated from the University of Memphis, with a major in accounting. In 1968 she married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Peters. After they moved from Memphis to Kingsport in 1975, Cathy worked in the accounting profession for 40+ years, retiring in 2018. Cathy’s delight in children was undeniable. Their son, Robert, and two granddaughters, Gwen and Jane, were immeasurably blessed by her deep, boundless love. She often shared how being "Memo" to "The Doodles" (granddaughters) brought immense joy to her. Cathy made time for flower gardening, cooking, reading, and was a very active member of Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church. Here she served in the Alter Guild, Vestry, Treasurer, and Pastoral Care. She was a member of Downtown Kingsport Rotary, serving on several boards. A good friend is a priceless gift. Cathy’s kindness, generosity, spiritual grace, and unconditional love were obvious in her countenance. Living with cancer for six years, she never stopped giving, loving, caring, or demonstrating her faith. These qualities were inspirational to all who were blessed to call her, "Friend." Cathy is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Thomas Allen Peters; son, Robert William Peters; granddaughters, Gwendolyn Aubry and Jane Avery Peters; sisters, Dianne Short (Michael), Sherry Vaughn (Larry); steadfast cousins, Donna Wohlford, Sylvia Stone; four nephews; and very special family members, Michael and Shellie Templeton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Jonathan Hermes. The family will be receiving friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church, 584 Lebanon Rd., Kingsport, TN 37663 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Georgia B. Crawford

Mar 28, 1937 - Feb 28, 2024

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Kingsport, TN

Georgia B. Crawford of Kingsport, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Walker Crawford and Rosa Edith Bishop; brothers, Onnie, Lee, R.C., Henry, Gene, Roy and Michael; and infant brother. Survivors include her loving husband of 68 years, Menyfea; daughter, Beverly Cleek and husband, Bill; sons, Mike and wife, Helen, Robert, and Terry; grandchildren who were the love of her life, Adam, Justin, Daniel, Emily, Cody, Kolby, Danny, and Danielle; thirteen great-grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis Stacy and Mary Shelton; brothers, Walter, Coy, James and J. Fred Crawford; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Fall Branch. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00pm in the funeral home chapel, with Brother Danny Dolen officiating. Burial will follow at Lone Star Cemetery, with family serving as pallbearers.

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Virginia Ruth Davis

Feb 02, 1941 - Feb 28, 2024

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Kingsport, TN

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6 Virginia Ruth Davis, 83, of Kingsport, Tennessee went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Born on February 2, 1941, a daughter of the late Clyde and Nell Davis, Virginia was a loyal preachers wife, a talented baker, and she would always wear a sweater (even if it was 100 degrees). Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Rev. Leroy Davis; granddaughter, Madison Davis; brothers, Jim and Tommy Davis; sister, Sandy Shepherd; and nephews, Rodney and Kenny Taylor.She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Hite (Tom); son, Mark Davis (Michelle); grandchildren, Jordan Hite, Allie Hite and Annah Medley; great-grandchildren, Sara Lau, Denver Hite and Lilah Medley. The family will receive friends from 11:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 11:00am at Holston View Cemetery.

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Gwynn William Marsh

Mar 22, 1985 - Feb 27, 2024

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Kingsport, TN

Gwynn William Marsh, 38, of Kingsport, TN, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.He is preceded in death by his mother, Tammra Gilliam; brother, Glen Gilliam.He is survived by his dad, Todd Gilliam; brother, Nathan Gilliam; niece, Adalynn Gilliam.Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Trinity Memorial on Monday March 4th. Funeral service will follow with Pastor Kyle Falin officiating. Graveside will follow at Ross Campground Cemetery.Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) is honored to serve the family.

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Rob

May 14, 1981 - Feb 12, 2024

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Kingsport, TN

Rob said goodbye to this world and walked into the sunset at 6:32 pm on Monday, February 12, 2024, surrounded by his family and given excellent care and comfort by the amazing team of nurses at Holston Valley Medical Center ICU. Among the people missing him the most are his father, Kris A. Monson of Kingsport, TN (sweetheart, Mina J. Gann of Bristol, VA); his son K. Anen M. Monson of Kingsport, TN; his sister Susan E. Monson; sister-in-love, Alice V. Odom and niece, Kylie B. Clark of Rogersville, TN; former partner and mother to his son, Yolize Monson of Anderson, SC; bonus brother Daniel (Andrea) King, niece Scarlett, nephew Magnus of Knoxville, TN, bonus brother, Thaddeus (Lauren) King of Richmond, VA; bonus brother Zachary (Melissa) King, niece Annie, nephew Josey of Charlotte, NC; bonus grandmother, Marjorie Shellnut of Kingsport, TN; uncles, aunts, and cousins of Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Illinois, and Tennessee; life-long friend, Pat Shue of Grand Junction, CO; and several friends at Workspace Interiors of Kingsport, TN. He will be welcomed with a heartfelt reunion by his mother, Patricia; bonus mom, Cherie; his cousin Adam; his grandparents, Robert and Madelon Monson, and Robert and Estelle Roper in the afterlife. Services for Rob are to be determined if you would like to attend or have questions, Susan or Alice will be available through social media messengers or text. In lieu of flowers the family asks that gifts be directed as donations to the Kingsport Public Library or Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium. Rob walked a path full of adventure and good intent. Born in Houston, TX on Thursday, May 14th, 1981. He was a much anticipated and cherished son and grandson. He spent most of his childhood and adolescence in western Colorado where many days were spent outdoors, family expeditions were filled with mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, hiking, swimming and skateboarding. His prowess at snowboarding was one of his athletic points of pride. He was also often recognized for his intelligence. He excelled academically and even at a young age was inventing products for the good of the world. As a young adult he moved to eastern Tennessee where he met his partner of many years, Yolize, and had his son. Rob was an avid reader of any book and had a hunger for knowledge. His intellect, and natural problem-solving ability, was a skill often relied upon in his career as lead installer for Workspace Interiors. His kindness and generosity were obvious in the care he gave his many rescued pets. Rob was a philosopher in his own right and offered guidance, counseling, and help to many friends and fellow humans. He spent much of his free time bicycling, boating, swimming and gaming with his family. He is missed tremendously. "I existed from all eternity and behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end." -Khalil Gibran

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Carolyn Sue Hicks

Jan 11, 1947 - Feb 13, 2024

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Kingsport, TN

Carolyn Sue Hicks, 77, of Kingsport went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 13, 2024, at The Blake in Kingsport, TN surrounded by her family holding her hands. Carolyn was born on January 11, 1947, in Sullivan County, TN and resided in the area her entire life. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Warren & Anna "Ruth" Hite and husband, Jimmie Hicks. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Karen Spriggs and husband, Eddie; Shelia Wills and husband, Eric; son, Brian Hicks and wife, Paula; grandchildren: Amber (William) Engels, Ty (Kayla) Spriggs, Avery (Josh) Strong, Tori Spriggs, and Aaron (Janey) Wills; great-grandchildren, Willow and Maiana Spriggs, and loving companion, Charlie Ratliff The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Mark Wills. Interment will follow in the Garden of Gethsemane at Hamlett-Dobson Memorial Park, 2630 Hwy. 75, Blountville, TN 37617. Pallbearers will be Eric Wills, Aaron Wills, Eddie Spriggs, Ty, Spriggs, Josh Strong and Jeff Widener. Honorary Pallbearer will be Peyton McCracken. The family would like to extend special thanks to Lisa Johnson, Kaci Briden, and Smokey Mountain Hospice and to the staff at The Blake Memory Care Center at Kingsport for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, the family of Carolyn requests you send a donation to Alzheimer’s Tennessee Northeast TN, 2319 Browns Mill Road, Suite D6, Johnson City, TN 37604. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and Memorial Park is honored to serve the family of Carolyn Sue Hicks.

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Jean Coates Blessing

Jan 03, 1937 - Feb 14, 2024

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Kingsport, TN

Jean Coates Blessing, 87, of Kingsport, died Wednesday morning, February 14, 2024, at home surrounded by her family. Born in Kingsport where she resided most of her life, Jean was a homemaker and was an active member of Ketron Memorial Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Blessing; parents, Dan and Bea Coates; sisters, Helen Blessing and Joann Neil; brothers, Bobby Coates and Phil "Joker" Coates; granddaughter, Meredith Haga; great-grandson, Danny Bortz; and niece, Paula Coates; and special friend, Sam Forti. Jean is survived by her daughters, Lisa Jenkins and husband, Donald of Seymour, TN, and Donna Rees and husband, Carlyle of Eden, NC; sons, Tom Blessing of the home, Bruce Blessing and wife, Allyson of Bristol, VA and John Blessing and wife, Kim of Kingsport; grandchildren, Bobby, Chad, David (Bobbi), Brooke, Josh (Hanah), Daniel (Jennifer), Matt (Morgan), Scott (Leah), Logan (Libby), Sarah (Andrew), and Whitney; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Gary Coates and wife, Glenda of Kingsport; sisters-in-law, Linda Coates, Betty Coates and Joan Blessing; special friends, Ida Moody and Mary Cloud; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roy Hull officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Memorial Park.

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Peggy L. Machen

Jan 18, 1951 - Feb 15, 2024

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Kingsport, TN

Peggy L. Machen, 73, of Kingsport, died Thursday morning, February 15, 2024, at home with her husband by her side after an extended illness. Born in Bunnlevel, NC, she had resided in Kingsport since 1978. She was a graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. Peggy retired from Eastman Chemical Company in 2023 after almost 50 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Joyce Cameron and Jean McLean. Peggy is survived by her husband, Steven Machen of the home; stepson, Christopher Machen; grandson, Tyler Owenby; brothers, Donald McClean of Bunnlevel, NC, and Ronald McLean of The Netherlands; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org.

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Edmund Craig Carroll

Jan 08, 1945 - Feb 16, 2024

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Kingsport, TN

Edmund Craig Carroll, of Kingsport, passed away on February 16, 2024, at the age of 79. Born on January 8, 1945, in Kingsport, TN, Edmund was a passionate photographer and a devoted race fan, with a particular love for drag racing. His race-loving spirit led him to be actively involved in the racing community. He was a proud member of Gulley Performance, a renowned race team, where he not only supported the team but also sold parts to fellow race enthusiasts. His expertise and contributions to the racing world were recognized, and he was known to have traveled extensively throughout the eastern United States, fueling his passion for drag racing. Apart from his racing endeavors, Edmund was a hardworking pipe fitter by profession. With his skilled hands and dedication to his craft, he contributed to various construction projects, leaving a lasting impact on the communities he worked in. His colleagues and friends remember him for his work ethic, reliability, and willingness to lend a helping hand. Edmund was preceded in death by his parents, Bayard Horton Carroll and Beulah Faye Darnell Carroll; uncle and aunt, Steve and Jenelle Carroll; and aunt, Marjorie Freeman. He is survived by his cousins, Becky Barnett and husband Doug, Sandra Hardin, Madolyn Norton and husband James. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at East Lawn Memorial Park with Dr. Randy Frye officiating. Pallbearers will be Doug Barnett, Wes Hardin, Jeff Sturgill, Charlie Ward, David Ward, Scotty Lucas, Bill Broadwater, James Fisher.

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Ella Kate (Moore) Reynolds

Mar 17, 1941 - Feb 22, 2024

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Kingsport, TN

Ella Kate (Moore) Reynolds, 82, of Kingsport TN, woke up in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on the morning of February 22, 2024. Ella was a faithful lady to everyone in her life. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, laughing and spending time with her dear family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Reynolds; parents, Jessie and Eva Moore; three brothers, Dale, Larry and Johnny Moore; one sister, Judy Cox; three sons, Mickey, Travis and Terry Reynolds; and one granddaughter, Summer McMillan. She is survived by daughters, Darlene and husband Jeff Selvage, Michelle and husband Craig Larkey, and Lisa Reynolds; two sons, Brian Reynolds, Jamey Reynolds and his girlfriend, Holly Deloach; several family members including, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Blountville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. with her son, Jamey Reynolds giving the eulogy. Burial will follow in Hamlett-Dobson Memorial Park.

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