Ethel L. SkeensKingsport, TN | April 24, 2009
Ethel L. Skeens – Kingsport, TN Ethel L. Skeens, 86, Kingsport, TN passed away, Friday, April 24, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical. Mrs. Skeens was born in Russell County, VA on December 29, 1922, the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Jane Grizzle Kiser. She retired from Hillside Manor as a CNA. Her husband, Frank Skeens, sons, Bernard, Earnest and Donald, sister, Ebbie Taylor and brothers, Roy, Joe, and Alvin Kiser preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Mullenix and husband, Larry, Kingsport, TN and Mary Hittinger and husband, Dwain, Kingsport, TN, sons, Bobby Skeens and wife, Jo (Sis), Kingsport, TN, Leonard Skeens, Kingsport, TN, Jackie Skeens and wife, Sheila, Roanoke, VA and Mitchell Skeens and wife, Sherry, Kingsport, TN, thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren, sisters, Mary Lou Pope, Kingsport, TN, Gladys Taylor and husband, Delmar, Kingsport, TN and Stella Townsend and husband, James, Kingsport, TN, brothers, Cecil Kiser, Nickelsville, VA and Howard Kiser and wife, Carol, Tulsa, OK along with several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2009 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Wallen, the Rev. Kenneth Kiser and the Rev. Ray Bledsoe officiating. Tom Kiser and members of the family will provide the music. Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the Taylor Cemetery in the Taylor Town community of Scott County, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. An online guest registry is available for the family of Mrs. Skeens at www.gatecityfunerals.com. Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Skeens family.
CondolencesMy grandparents, Rosa and Andrew Vicars were neighbors of Ethel and Frank for many years. She was like family to me and my family and she will be greatly missed by us all! We all love her very much. She was one of the sweetest people I know and she will be missed very much! I know that she is in Heaven with her family that went before her and also with Granny and Papaw Vicars. All of us will miss her very much!!
Michelle and Family
Posted by: michelle cavin, April 27, 2009
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! We didn't hear of your loss until early this afternoon when the neighbor's brother who bought Rosa & Andrew's house came to mow this morning and called us with the news. We didn't have time to request flowers.
If there is anyting we can do, please let us know. Again all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: mike & ann Vicars & family, April 26, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady.
I remember going to the VA and notarizing the papers for
her and Frank, being there at the hospital when Earnie
had the heart attack and she would hold on to my hand so
hard. She was just so sweet to me. She told me once that
I was like a daughter to her. Now she is home with all of
the loved ones she has missed all these years.
God bless you all and you are in our prayers.
Jerry and Dorothy Mullenix
Posted by: Jerry and Dorothy C. Mullenix, April 26, 2009
mitchell, i am so sorry to hear about your mother. I went to school with you a long time ago in elementary school at Ft Blackmore elem. school . I will keep you in my prayers. kathy dean hass
Posted by: kathy dean hass, April 25, 2009
Sorry to hear about Ethel Skeens.I live where Mitchell and Sherry . He was talking about his mother being real sick. Sorry to hear she pasted away.
Posted by: Marlene Barrett , April 25, 2009
I loved "Aunt" Ethel very much. She was the sweetest, most caring person, I have ever known. I will miss talking to her on the phone. She always spoke of Frank and her sons that have gone before her. She can finally be with them now. Heaven has truly gained an angel.
Posted by: Sabrina Osborne-Grigsby, April 24, 2009
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