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Helen Z Sullins Whitson

Helen Z Sullins Whitson, 87, passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Helen is a native of Spruce Pine, NC and a daughter of the late John and Lydia Dayton Sullins. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church. Helen was a faithful member and loved her church very much. In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband, S. C. Whitson in 1991. Daughter: Angela Whitson in 1979, Brothers: Andrew Sullins and Jack Sullins, Sisters: Betty Bailey Duggan, Margaret Grindstaff and half sister, Eula Franklin.

Helen Whitson leaves behind to cherish her memories:
Daughter: Shirley English and husband Howard of Erwin
Son: Tony Whitson and his wife Janice of Erwin
Six Grandchildren: Chad English, Sonya Ramsey
Angela Miller, Lori Kinsler
Michael Whitson, and Lacy Whitson
Ten: Great-Grandchildren
Four Step-Great Grandchildren
Brother: Douglas Sullins of Erwin
Sister: Verna Lee Alford of Johnson City

The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Helen Whitson in a funeral service to be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Harold Lewis and Reverend Jeff Autrey will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday and continue until service time. A committal service will follow to Evergreen Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Michael Whitson, Dylan Edwards, Garry Whitson, Chad English, Koty English and K. C. English.

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