Betty Jo Light, 65, Oak Glen Community of Fall Branch,
Washington Co TN, was born February 13, 1942, Sullivan Co
TN, to Daniel and Dellie Light and passed away Tuesday,
February 5, 2008, at her home after a courageous battle
She was employed at Miller Perry Elementary and Sullivan
Elementary Schools, retiring in 2004 after 30 years of
service. Mrs. Light was a member of Solomon's Temple
Missionary Baptist Church.
Betty was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to all.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a
sister, Hazel Hill; three brothers, Earl Light, Carl
Light, and Pete Light; a niece, Rita Smith; nephews, Jack
Crawford, Larry Light, Randall Painter, Ricky Painter; and
father of her children, Carl Crawford.
Surviving are four daughters, Janet Reynolds and husband,
Mike of Chuckey, TN, Teressa Crawford of Church Hill, TN,
Becky McCracken and husband, Mickey of Kingsport, TN,
Tammy Russell and husband, Rick of Greeneville, TN; one
son, Earney Crawford and wife, Anna of Fall Branch, TN;
nine grandchildren, Adraine Reynolds, Amanda Davis,
Makayla McCracken, Hannah Carr, Nathaniel Carr, Brandi
Russell, Shawna Hamilton and husband Greg, Cody Crawford,
Caitlyn Crawford; two great-grandchildren, Corieon and
Corbian Seckler; four sisters, Maude Dolen and husband
Orville, Edna Mae Fletcher and husband Gary, Bonnie Cox
and husband Roy, and Mable Light and husband Garfield, all
of Kingsport, TN.
The family would like to say a special thanks to Johnson
City Medical Center and Dr. Judith White and Staff and to
the special people in her life, Missy Glisson and son
Luke, Pamela Long, Whitney Cleek, and Ryan Bean.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
February 8, 2008 at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall
Branch, TN. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the
funeral home with Dr. Tim Perry officiating. Music will be
provided by Cris Mullins.
The family will go in procession from the funeral home
Saturday, February 9, 2008 to Morrison Cemetery in
Rogersville, Hawkins Co TN, for graveside services at 10 a.m.
Pallbearers are Brian Light, Glen Light, Brandon Jobe,
Chuck Jobe, Roy Dolen, and Kenny Higgens.
Honorary pallbearers are Cody Cleek, Nathaniel Carr, and
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.