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Beatrice Kay Shipley Martin

September 25, 1949 — September 2, 2023

Beatrice Kay Shipley Martin

Beatrice Kay Shipley Martin, 73, of Kingsport, died on Saturday, September 2, 2023. She had resided in Kingsport for all of her life. Beatrice worked for 40 years and retired from Eastman Chemical Company, Filter Tow Division, then watched and cared for her grandchildren.


Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Littleton; daughter, Melissa Littleton; parents, Clay and Teba Shipley; brothers, Clay Monroe Shipley, Charlie (Tom) Shipley, Carl (Joe) Shipley and wife Linda Shipley; sister, Betty Wanda Shipley.


Survivors include her three sons, Chris Littleton and wife Crystal, Kenneth Martin and fiancée Jessica Jones; Mike Martin and wife Deanna; grandchildren, Heather Ryans and husband Ben, Ashley Littleton and fiancé Austin Macmurray, Cassie Martin, Hannah Martin, Erica Martin and Dale Martin; great-grandchildren, Colton and Taylor Ryans, Jason and Jackson Macmurray.


Graveside services will be at 11:00am, Friday, September 8, 2023 at the Light Cemetery, in the Beech Creek Community, with Ryan Shaffer officiating.

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Friday, September 8, 2023

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