Helen Z. Sullins Whitson, 87, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.
Helen is a native of Spruce Pine, NC, and a daughter of the late John and Lydia Dayton Sullins. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church. Helen was a faithful member and loved her church very much.
In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband, S.C. Whitson, in 1991; Daughter: Angela Whitson, in 1979; Brothers: Andrew Sullins and Jack Sullins’ Sisters: Betty Bailey Duggan, Margaret Grindstaff; and half sister, Eula Franklin.
Helen Whitson leaves behind to cherish her memories: Daughter: Shirley English and husband, Howard, of Erwin; Son: Tony Whitson and his wife, Janice, of Erwin; Six Grandchildren: Chad English, Sonya Ramsey, Angela Miller, Lori Kinsler, Michael Whitson and Lacy Whitson; Ten: Great-Grandchildren; Four Step-Great Grandchildren; Brother: Douglas Sullins, of Erwin; Sister: Verna Lee Alford, of Johnson City.
The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Helen Whitson in a funeral service to be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 24, 2014, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Harold Lewis and Reverend Jeff Autrey will officiate.
A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday and continue until service time.
A committal service will follow to Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Michael Whitson, Dylan Edwards, Garry Whitson, Chad English, Koty English and K.C. English.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at www.valleyfuneralhome.net.
These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Helen Zula Whitson through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN. 423-743-9187