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Beatrice “Bea” Christine Tapp

Beatrice “Bea” Christine Tapp, age 90, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Erwin and a daughter of the late Danah and Martha Peterson Linville. She was a member of Rock Creek Church of God. Bea worked for Clarence’s Drive-In as a short order Cook for several years. In addition to her parents, Bea is preceded in death by her husband: Hubert Tapp Sr., in 1969, daughter: Susie Masters in May, 2014, brother: Norman Linville, and by sisters: Pat Edney and Virginia Tipton.

Beatrice Tapp has left behind to cherish her memory:
Two Sons: Terry Tapp of Erwin
Hubert Tapp Jr., his wife Debbie of Erwin
Brother:George Linville, his wife Shirley of Mechanicsville, VA
Sister: Wanda Lewis, her husband Boyd of Johnson City
Grandchildren: Renee Laws and husband Terry
Regina Harrison and husband Jack
Derek Tapp
Kristie Tapp
Great-Grandchildren: Raven Tapp,
Ryleigh Jones,
Bella Tapp,
Derek Tapp,
Leah Metcalf,
Adam Metcalf,
Caleb Harrison

The family request the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Beatrice Tapp in a funeral service to be at 8:00 PM, Sunday, October 12, 2014, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Bishop John Edwards and Mark Simmons will officiate.
A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 6:00 PM on Sunday and continue until service time. A graveside service will be at 2:30 PM, Monday, October 13, 2014, at Peterson Cemetery, Unicoi TN. Those attending will meet at Valley Funeral Home at 2:00 PM on Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Beatrice Christine Tapp through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.