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Jerry Light, 65, Rogersville, Beech Creek Community,
Hawkins Co TN, went to be with the Lord early Thursday
morning, March 1, 2012, at his home following an extended
Born in Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, on August 28, 1946,
Jerry had lived his entire life in the Beech Creek
Community and graduated from Rogersville High School. He
was an employee of Holliston Mills, retiring in 2001 after
28 years of service. Jerry attended Gospel Mission Church
and enjoyed working with his bees.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Jessie
Light; two sisters, Reba Light and Sylvina Morelock; twin
brother, Gene Light, and brothers, Kenneth Light, Paul
Light, Little Jay Light, Charles Light, and Michael Light.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Shelby L.
Light, of the home; son, Chris Light and wife Shiree, of
Gray, TN; two grandchildren, Devin Bledsoe and Alyssa
Steadman; great-grandchild, Austin Proffitt; three sisters,
Willidyne Morelock, of Rogersville, TN, Ruby Crawford, of
Kingsport, TN, and Gerdine Shipley and husband Bill, of
Kingsport, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation
to his special caregivers, Evelyn Hensley and Ornie Light,
and neighbor, Eugene Fields, for all of their help. They
would also like to thank Amedisys Hospice and nurse Becky
and aides, Sheila, Linda, and Kayla.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 2, 2012,
from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes,
Fall Branch, TN, or anytime at the home.
Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m., with Rev. Lewis
Meade, Rev. Shelton Meade, and Honorary Minister Rev.
Orville Dolen officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, March 3,
2012, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leonard Crawford, Virgil
Arnold, Danny Dolen, Mitchell Littleton, Justin Meade,
Charles Scott, Ricky Light, Ivan Light, and honorary
pallbearer, George 'Moe' Moore.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, is serving the