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Thelma Smith

August 9, 1936 — January 31, 2022

Thelma Smith

Thelma Marcum Smith, 85, of Kingsport, died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2022. Thelma was born in Lee County, VA, and lived in Kingsport for most of her life. She was a graduate of Lynn View High School, class of 1954. Thelma was secretary at Vermont United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church in Rahway, New Jersey. She was an Avon Representative for 25 years, receiving several accolades. She was a member of the President’s Club and received Albie awards. She also worked as a pharmacy tech at Marcum’s Pharmacy for 17 years. In addition to her work, she cared for her mother and husband for years. Thelma never met a stranger. She would help anyone in need, including caring for two neighbors. Thelma enjoyed gardening and watching the vegetables grow. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and Christian. Thelma was active in Women’s Society, Sunday school, and held several church offices.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley Smith; parents, Tyrus Marcum and Mary Gene Marcum; and brother, Carl Marcum.

Thelma is survived by her children, Teresa Sheffey (Ron), and Elaine Argentiere (John); grandchildren, Elizabeth Pachciarz (Luke), Dr. James Sheffey (Kim), Ashley Parry (David), and Jessica Perry (Eric); six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Avalon Hospice, Church Hill Healthcare, Elmcroft Assisted Living, and special sitters, Deb, Mary, and Sue.

The family will receive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jeremy McMillan officiating.

Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 2020 Meadowview Parkway Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660, The Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation, Donation Processing, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or Vermont United Methodist Church, 1810 Bloomingdale Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport

117 E Charlemont Ave, Kingsport, TN 37660

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

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Kingsport, TN

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