Kathleen Benton Dykes, 81, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN,
died Thursday, February 12, 2009, at the Wexford House in
Mrs. Dykes was a member of the Mount Carmel Free Will
Born in Hawkins County, TN, on May 1, 1927, she was
preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Rass 'Doc' Dykes,
in 1976; her father and mother, Lee and Belle Benton; and
one sister, Lorena Hale.
Kathleen is survived by three daughters, Lynn Hicks and
husband Charles of Kingsport, TN, Kathy Yakley and husband
Jerry of Rogersville, TN, and Robin Lawson and husband,
Glenn of Kingsport, TN; four granddaughters, Lisa Overbey
and husband Phillip of Gate City, VA, Quana Roberts and
husband Lester of Roan Mountain, TN, Chama Hicks of
Kingsport, TN, and Brandi Lawson of Gray, TN; six great
grandchildren, Presley and Elizabeth Overbey, Zeb Roberts,
Tyler and Troy Judd, and Laylei Lawson; one sister, Hazel
Cross and husband Everett of Church Hill, TN; one brother,
Lee Benton, Jr. and wife Lovely of Rogersville, TN; special
nephew, Denzil Hale; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Saturday, February 14, 2009, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral
Homes, Kingsport Chapel, and any time at the daughters'
The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m., with Rev. Jack
Morelock and Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Music will be
by Phillip Overbey, Diane Bernard, and Larry Manis.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday,
February 15, 2009, at the Dykes Family Cemetery. Nephews
will serve as pallbearers.