Cathy Skelton Smith, 51, 1236 Nassau Drive, Kingsport,
Sullivan Co TN, passed away at her home, at 8:30 a.m.
Monday (May 14, 2007) after a courageous battle with
cancer at her home surrounded by her family.
A lifelong resident of Kingsport, she was a graduate of
Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended East Tennessee
Cathy was a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother and
friend. She loved life and lived it to the fullest, but
most of all she loved her children and grandchildren. She
was loved by everyone who knew her.
Cathy was Director of Finance with Tri-City Airport for
almost twenty years, a career she loved and enjoyed. She
attended Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Her maternal grandparents, Ola and Everett Wright; and
paternal grandparents, Charlie and Ethel Skelton, preceded
her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Nicole Calhoun and husband,
Jason, Kingsport, TN; Kristin Smith and fiancé, Randy
Hilton, Kingsport, TN; son, Travis Gardner and Kristen
Liner, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Jaiden, Jamison and
Logan, and an expected grandchild in October; parents,
Jean and Eddie Skelton, Kingsport, TN; brother, Eddie
Skelton Jr., Peoria, IL; Several aunts, uncles and
Calling hours 5-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport, TN.
Services conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral
home with Pastor Wayne Baker and Patrick Wilson
Graveside services set 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2007
at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN.
Pallbearers: Travis Gardner, Jason Calhoun, Randy Hilton,
Bob Gardner, Bob Calhoun, Charlie Wright, David Wright and
Memorial contributions may be made to: Pleasant View
Baptist Church, 2101 Stadium Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664.
A special thank you is extended to members of the family
and friends who have helped during Cathy’s illness.
Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport is serving the Smith family.
Please visit www.hamlettdobson.com.
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