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Sylvia Gibson Cross, 79, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN,
went home to her Heavenly Father on Friday, October 12,
2012, at Brookhaven Manor, with her daughter by her side.
She was born in Scott Co VA, on April 23, 1933. Sylvia
worked in food service until her retirement from Mead
She was preceded in death by her son, Johnny Wayne Gibson;
her parents, Albert and Hesby Castle; her husband, Bill
Cross; the father of her children, Shirley Gibson; sister,
Audrey Smith; and brothers Frank and George Castle.
Sylvia is survived by her daughter and caregiver, Joyce A.
Pruitt, of Kingsport, TN; sons, Jr. Allen Gibson and wife
Mary Jo, of San Antonio, TX, and Joe Richard Gibson and
wife Pam, of Rogur River, OR; honorary son, Dennie Lee
Haynes; nine grandchildren, including Mark and Shannon
Pruitt; fifteen great-grandchildren; sister and caregiver,
Barbara Ann Dalton, of Kingsport, TN, sisters, Linda
Keith, of Kingsport, TN, and Margie Conley and husband
Roy, of New Lebanon, OH; brothers, Kyle Castle and wife
Grace, of Baltimore, MD, and Buddy Castle and wife Debby,
of Waynesboro, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their thanks to the staff
at Brookhaven Manor 200 wing, and Amedisys Hospice Care
for all they have done to keep Ms. Cross comfortable and
the great care she was given.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.,
Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home,
520 Watauga Street, Kingsport, TN.
A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m., in the funeral
home chapel with Brother Dennie L. Haynes officiating.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday,
October 15, 2012, at East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers
will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be
Don Hammonds, Charles Hammonds, Danny Hammonds and
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson
City, TN 37601
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport is serving the Cross
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