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Dorothy Kate Brunner

Dorothy Kate Brunner, age 82, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County, but lived in Virginia for over 40 years. Dorothy was a daughter of the late J.N. “Nat” and Ollie L. Scarbrough Duncan. She was a baker for the Prince William County School System in Virginia for 25 years. Ms. Brunner was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church and the O.W.L. Ladies Auxillary with the Woodbridge, VA Fire Department. Other than her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Brunner in 1990; and brothers, Charles Duncan, Gene Duncan and Ernest Duncan.

She leaves behind:
Children: Ray Brunner of Woodbridge, VA
Robert Brunner of Manassas, VA
Mary Lou Payne and husband, Buster of Manassas, VA
Michael Brunner of Woodbridge, VA
Brother: Earl Duncan of Erwin, TN
Sisters: Evelyn Mize of Bluff City, TN
Maebell Morris and husband, Wayne of Erwin, TN
June Duncan of Erwin, TN
Louise Griffith of Erwin, TN
Several Nieces and Nephews

The life of Dorothy Kate Brunner will be remembered and honored in a funeral service to be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Ninth Street Baptist Church. Reverend Rob Moor will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by Ray Bowman. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will be at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, VA.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Dorothy Kate Brunner through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.