Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Douglass Alumnus Passing

— Mary Tansy Lyons, 74, Kingsport, Tenn. quietly passed away on Saturday, (July 14, 2007) in the Wexford House Nursing Home, Kingsport, after a lengthy illness.
She was the wife of the late Fred Lyons, Jr. (no children) and she was the only daughter of the late Mrs. Bessie L. Kincaid and Mr. John Wesley Gilliam.
She attended Douglass High School of Kingsport and for many years lived and worked in Aurora, Ill. Upon retiring she returned to Kingsport where she lived until her passing. She received the Lord at an early age and was faithful Church member until her health failed. Mrs. Lyons had a beautiful singing voice and was a friend to all.
She leaves to mourn her passing; an aunt, Margaret Johnson, Knoxville, Tenn.; a devoted, faithful friend, Archie Lee, Kingsport; many cousins and relatives.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12 noon at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 712 East Sevier St., Kingsport, Tenn. prior to the services.
Services will be held at 12 noon, Thursday at the church.
Burial will follow at the V.A. National Cemetery, Mountain Home.
Professional services provided by Birchette Mortuary, Inc. Johnson City, Tenn. www.birchettemortuary.com.