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Chola Juanita Light Collins, 96, Kingsport, Sullivan Co
TN, born May 16, 1914, passed away peacefully Saturday,
July 31, 2010.
Mrs. Collins was the only daughter of the late Roy Oscar
and Emmaline Sells Light.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grand-
mother, and great-great-grandmother who enjoyed making
crafts and doing word search puzzles. Many people in the
area have enjoyed her dolls, rabbits, and various other
She attended Charity Chapel Church when able, where she
was affectionately known as 'Mamaw' by everyone. She
worked for 26 years at the J.P. Stevens plant in the
Carding Department and was the church secretary for
Kendrick's Creek Methodist Church at the age of 14.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, James Bays Collins; three brothers (and
sisters-in-law), Cecil and Pauline Light, Albert and
Francis Light, Carson 'Shorty' and Mildred Light; one
grandson, Randy Faust; and a son-in-law, Charles Faust.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Jo Faust, wife of
the late Charles Faust, and Carolyn Callie Light and her
husband, Gary Light; four grandsons (and their wives),
Gaines and Lola Faust, Josh and Rebecca Light, Caylon and
Keri Light, and Jonathan and Rebecca Light; one grand-
daughter (and her husband), Cholia Diana and Johhny Hayes;
one granddaughter-in-law, Debbie Faust (wife of the late
Randy Faust, grandson); seven great-grandchildren (and
their spouses), Melissa and Shawn Cox, Chuck and Carrie
Faust, Keith Faust, Ryan Faust, Michele and Mark Pendleton,
Ray and Victoria Hayes, and Tresica and Jimmy Colvin;
eight great-great grandchildren, Tyler, Jared, and Daniel
Cox, Macy, Charlie, and Keaton Faust, and Megan Faust, and
The family would like extend special thanks to Dr. Gregory
Jeansonne and the staff of Appalachian Orthopedics as well
as to the nurses and CNA's on the 200 wing of Wexford
House for their care and support.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening, August 3, 2010, from
6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes,
Kingsport, and anytime at the home of her daughter, Callie
Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m., in the
funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Owens officiating.
Music will be provided by Pat Short, Larry Weatherly, and
Caylon Light (grandson).
Interment will be Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 11 a.m.,
at Kendrick's Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Family and friends are asked to gather at 10:45 a.m. at
the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gaines Faust, Josh Light,
Caylon Light, Jonathan Light, Chuck Faust, Ryan Faust,
Keith Faust, and Ray Hayes. Honorary pallbearers are
Johnny Hayes, Mark Pendleton, and the members of Charity
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, TN, is serving
the Collins family