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Irene Tolley, UNICOI

Published June 7th, 2014 10:08 pm

Irene June Tolley, age 85, 112 Clarence Tolley Lane, Unicoi, passed unexpectedly Saturday morning, June 7, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Tolley was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Dewey Robinette Sr. and Minnie Dearafield Robinette. She was the oldest living member of the Unicoi Church of God.
Mrs. Tolley was a prolific reader, and enjoyed homemaking for her family.
Mrs. Tolley was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Tolley, in 2002; and a brother, Ernest Robinette.
She is survived by two daughters: Elizabeth Anne Roberts and husband, Hobart, and Deborah Brummitt, both of Unicoi; one son: Jerry Tolley and wife, Teresa, Virginia Beach, VA; three sisters: Mildred Morton, Emma Jean Wallin, and husband, Edison, both of Unicoi, Ethel Byrd, Erwin; two brothers: Dewey Robinette Jr. and wife, Shirleen, Unicoi, Leonard Robinette and wife, Mary, Erwin; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Mrs. Tolley will be held Monday, June 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Ronnie Holloway will officiate. Special music will be provided by Debra Britt, Billie Collins, and Bill Etheridge. Active pallbearers will be Hobart Roberts, Doug Roberts, Eric Brummitt, Justin Brummitt, Jerry Tolley and Larry Roberts. Honorary pallbearers will be the Unicoi Church of God Ladies Sunday School Class.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and other times at the residence of her daughter, Anne Roberts, 116 Clarence Tolley Lane.
The committal service for Mrs. Tolley will be in Roselawn Memory Gardens, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Those attending will meet at the Unicoi Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at
Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Dr., Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Tolley family. (423) 743-1381