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Anna Lorene Staten Thacker, 89, passed away on Friday
morning, September 10, 2010, around 7:30 a.m.
She left an amazing legacy of faith and perseverance which
will live in this life as a testimony to her family and
friends and as a light to show us the way to Heaven. She
was a lover of Jesus and a student of the Word of God
which she quoted quite frequently in general conversation.
Her inspiration and encouragement will truly be missed but
we will treasure our memories of her until our faith
becomes sight and we are reunited one day in eternity.
She was born on October 10, 1921, to John and Lena Smith
Staten and lived most of her life in the Kingsport area,
Sullivan Co TN. She was a faithful member of Pleasant View
Baptist Church for 58 years after accepting Jesus as her
Savior in 1952. She loved the Joy Sunday School Class and
the church choir and sung soprano on the front row. She
worked at East Tennessee Mills in Johnson City until her
retirement in 1986.
Family who preceded her in death were her parents; her
brother, Wayne C. Staten; twin infant brothers, James and
John Staten; one nephew, Randy Johnson; and her husband of
63 years, Frank M. Thacker.
Survivors are her only child, Sheila (Thacker) Sproles
andhusband Steve, of Kingsport, TN; her grandson, Chad
of Jonesborough, TN; her granddaughter, Amy Davis and
husband Spencer, of Andrews, NC; her granddaughter, April
Plemons and husband Stephen, of Kingston, TN; and six
beautiful great-granddaughters, Isabella King, Gabriella
King, Alani Davis, Knox (Lorene) Davis, Kyndal Plemons,
and Harper Plemons; two sisters, Pauline Johnson, of
Lynchburg, VA (formerly of Kingsport), and Ruth Richardson,
of Rogersville, TN; one special niece, Patsy (Jim) Sanders,
of Lynchburg, VA; and a special nephew, Terry (Lora)
Johnson, of Jonesborough, TN; and several great-nieces and
Visiting hours will be at Pleasant View Baptist Church on
Monday evening, September 13, 2010, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.,
which will be followed by a celebration of her life at
7 p.m., officiated by her pastor, Rev. Wayne Baker, and
dear friend and deacon, N. R. Canipe.
Burial will be Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at 11 a.m., in
Oak Hill Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey
Bailey, N. R. Canipe, Carl Stapleton, Johnny Gordon,
George Carroll, and Winfred Thomas. Family and friends are
asked to assemble at the graveside by 10:45 a.m., Tuesday.
To place a condolence to the Thacker Family, please visit
East Lawn Funeral Home is serving the Thacker Family.