Betty Louise Linville Black, age 80, 112 R.W. Drive, Unicoi, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, in Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. Mrs. Black
was the second daughter born to Nathaniel David and Bessie Beatrice Tapp Linville on July 22, 1931. She was a lifelong member of Unicoi United Methodist Church. Mrs. Black was very dedicated and loved her church family. She was a retired special education teachers assistant for the Unicoi County School System. She was a loving and devoted wife, moma, nana, daughter and sister. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Other than her parents, Mrs. Black is preceded in death by her husband William W. Black in 2004; three brothers: Marion Linville, H.C. Linville, Robert Linville; a sister: Lucille Piercy; brother-in-law: Fred Tipton. Survivors include daughters: Pamela Black Bradshaw and husband Lynn, Erwin, Deborah Black Lonon and husband Jim, Rebecca Black Langston, Buffy Black Greene and husband Joe, all of Unicoi; grandchildren:
Bonnie Langston, Austin Huskins, Joseph Greene, Katelynn Greene, and Abby Greene; brother:
James Linville and wife Pauline, Unicoi; sisters: Marie Ramsey and husband Jerry, Unicoi, Eula Tipton, Johnson City, Margaret Ann Yeager and husband Don, Knoxville, and Kay McInturff, Unicoi;
sisters-in-law: Daphne Linville, Erwin, Ruth Linville, Unicoi and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Mrs. Black will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 8, from the Unicoi United Methodist Church. Her body will be taken to the church to lie in state for one hour prior to the funeral service. The Rev. Todd Kingrea and the Rev. Patricia Linville Holbert will offi ciate.
Special music will be provided by Martha Pinner. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, sons-in-law, and nephews.
Interment will be immediately following in Jones Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, at the Unicoi Funeral Home.
Unicoi Funeral Home is in charge.