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Sarah Frances Vestal

July 26, 1927 — June 6, 2024


Sarah Frances Vestal

Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

Sarah Frances Vestal, age, 96, of Blountville, TN, entered the presence of God on June 6, 2024, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.


She was born in Washington County, VA on July 26, 1927, the eighth of eleven children of William Samuel and Bessie Murcer Smyth.


Frances was a life-long resident of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee and was of the Baptist faith.  She is a member of Volunteer Baptist Church, Bristol, and a former member of Bethel View Baptist Church where she and her husband Buddy led the children’s church ministry; and was, for many years, a Sunday School teacher. Frances was a graduate of Liberty Hall School in Washington County, VA and attended Graham Bible College.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andy Lee “Buddy” Vestal, Jr; all ten of her siblings; four brothers; six sisters and many, many friends.


Frances is survived by two daughters, Debra Joan Sells (Larry) and Shelby Jean Beccue (Dale); two granddaughters, Heather Mekesha Armstrong (Jon) and Courtney Brooke Cope; three great-grandsons, Ashton Cope, Tyler and Nathan Armstrong, as well as several nieces and nephews.


Frances retired from the Sullivan County Educational System Food Services as Manager at Holston Middle School.


A graveside committal service will be held Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 1:00 pm in the Garden of Everlasting Life located at Hamlett-Dobson Memorial Park, 2630 Highway 75, Blountville, TN, with Pastor Chad Johnson officiating.




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