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Frances D. Olterman

July 21, 1928 — July 26, 2023

Frances D. Olterman

Frances D. Olterman, of Kingsport, a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in Canton, GA. Frances was born in Appalachia, VA, and resided in Kingsport since the age of twelve. Mrs. Olterman worked at Dobyns-Taylor in sales prior to working at First American as a teller for more than eleven years. She was a member of Lynn Garden Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Rev. Bobby Olterman; daughter, Gwen Wray and her husband Bill Wray; and son, Bob Olterman and his wife Arlene Olterman.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Thelma Willis; and her brother, Billy Dishner.

Frances is survived by her sister, Betty Story; as well as her six grandchildren, Stephanie Dressler, Francine Howley, Richelle Elkins, Rob Olterman, Katye Wray, Will Wray; and twelve great-grandsons, Evan Dressler, Kyle Dressler, Brennan Howley, Colin Howley, Eion Howley, Tyler Elkins, Nathan Olterman, Cameron Olterman, Mason Allen, Jackson Allen, Harrison Allen, and Taylor Christian-Wray.

Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, August 12, from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home in Kingsport, TN, followed by a service at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Rick Meade officiating.  There will be a graveside burial service at Oak Hill Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m. where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, Bobby.

Pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons (www.gideons.org/donate).

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Visitation

Saturday, August 12, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes - Kingsport

117 E. Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37660

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 12, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes - Kingsport

117 E. Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37660

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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 12, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes - Kingsport

117 E. Charlemont Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37660

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