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Nellie M. Smith, 91, previously of Church Hill, Hawkins Co
TN, now of Surgoinsville, TN, went home to be with her
Lord Wednesday, October 12, 2011. She born in Hawkins Co,
TN, on September 16, 1920.
She was a lifelong and active member of Cedar Chapel
Church. Nellie was loved by many and will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by husband, Delmus Smith;
parents, Orgie and Creasie Light; brothers, Chester Light,
Reece Light, and Rosevelt Light; sisters, Bertha Goad,
Kathleen Simpson, Geneva Light, and Joyce Light.
Nellie is survived by two daughters, Velva Ruth Hancock,
of Church Hill, TN, and Nancy Quillen, of Surgoinsville,
TN; grandchildren, Debbie 'Jeannie' Hoskins and husband
Harvie, of Bluff City, TN, Sharon Anne Clemons, of Church
Hill, TN, Lois Davis and husband Tom, of Surgoinsville,
TN, Hope Brown, of Church Hill, TN, and Alan Quillen, of
Surgoinsville, TN; seven great-grandchildren; five great-
great-grandchildren; brother, James Garfield Light and
wife Mable, of Kingsport, TN; two sisters, Clara Dykes, of
Church Hill, TN, and Margie Ramey, of Rogersville, TN;
several nieces and nephews; and friends.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 13, 2011, from
6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes,
Graveside services will be at Liberty Hill Cemetery in
Mount Carmel, TN, on Friday, October 14, 2011, at 2 p.m.,
with Rev. G. W. Jobe officiating. Pallbearers will be Alan
Quillen, James Mallory, Jonothan Mallory, Dave Bradshaw,
David Simpson, and Wayne Light.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, is serving the