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Mary Pauline Willis

Mary Pauline Willis, age 81, of Johnson City, went home Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Appalachian Christian Village. Mary was a native of Flag Pond and a daughter of the late Oscar Samuel and Bertha Loretta Phillips Blankenship. In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Clifford Howard Willis; daughter, Judy Ann Willis Williams; brothers, Ray L. Blankenship, Dwight Blankenship and David Floyd Blankenship; and sisters Ina Blankenship Sands, Hazel Blankenship and Ruby Blankenship Tipton. Mary was a member of Coffee Ridge Baptist Church.

Mary Pauline Willis leaves to cherish her memories:
Daughters: Mary Gail Willis Crawford and husband, Jimmy of Erwin
Carolyn Ruth Willis Sparks and husband, Johnny of Greeneville
Sons: Clifford Howard Willis, Jr. and wife, Mary of Johnson City
Gregory Randal Willis, Sr. and wife, Cindy of Erwin
Eight Grandchildren
Seven Great-Grandchildren

A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 11:30 AM, on Thursday, January 30, 2014, and follow by a graveside service at 1:00 PM, to honor and remember the life of Mary Pauline Willis at Evergreen Cemetery on Thursday. Serving as pallbearers will be the grandsons.
For those wishing memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Consolidated Missions or Coffee Ridge Baptist Church, 905 Coffee Ridge Rd, Erwin, TN, 37650

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed by visiting our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Mary Pauline Willis, through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 North Main Avenue, Erwin, Tennessee 37650, 423-743-9187.