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Mary E. Crawford Light, 87, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN,
went to her Heavenly home Friday, December 7, 2012, after
a brief illness. She was born in Benham, KY, on April 2,
Mary attended Gospel Mission Church where she loved to
sing. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grand-
mother, sister, and friend to many. Mary was a very special
mother who loved having her children around, especially at
Sunday dinners and holidays.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Light;
daughter, Reta Smith; son, J. D. Light; parents, James
Wesley and Callie Crawford; four brothers, June Crawford,
John Crawford, Herbert Crawford, and Carl Crawford; and
two sisters, Edith Crawford and Louise Simpson.
Mary is survived by Phyllis and Don Hubbard, Gary and
Debbie Light, Richard and Pat Light, Sandra and Lynn
Fields, Aileen and Kerry Trivette, Freda and Will McClure,
Anthony and Connie Light, and son-in-law Alvin Smith, all
of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Jeff and Teresa Hubbard,
Chris Hubbard, Cynthia and Joshua Eaton, Nathan and
Charolette Light, Crystal Light, Brian Overbay, Chad and
Denni Light, Kevin and Shannon Light, Christopher, Jason,
and Jamie Fields, David and Tonia Conkin, Jonathan,
Benjamin, and Stephen Smith, Bridget and Brian Watts,
Emily and Jacob Eaton, Cody, Austin, and Evan Light;
great-grandchildren, Brenton, Karrie, and Allison Hubbard,
Olivia Eaton, Michael, Marlena, and Kelly, MaKayla Light,
Nevada and Savannah Goodwin, Macon and Lorelai Light,
Michael Fields, Mollie and Katie Conkin, Hayden Smith,
Connor Watts, and Suri Hicks; great-great-grandchildren,
Traeha, Amellia, Hailey, and Riley; brother, Hubert Earl
Crawford and wife Zella, of Kingsport, TN; sister-in-law,
Callie Crawford, of Kingsport, TN; and several nieces and
The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at
Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center 5th Floor ICU
Stepdown and a special thanks to nurse Brittany and family
doctor, W. Michael Smith.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral
Homes, Fall Branch, TN.
Services will be held at 8 p.m., with Pastor Louie Meade,
Rev. Shelton Meade, and Bro. Dan Dolen officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December
9, 2012, at Morrison Cemetery in Hawkins Co TN. Grand-
sons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be given to Lone Star Missionary Baptist
Church, c/o Richard Light, 466 Hood Road, Kingsport, TN;
or to Gospel Mission Church Building Fund, c/o Phyllis
Hubbard, 1124 Old Blairs Gap Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Fall Branch, TN, is serving
the Light family.