May 17, 1940 - September 18, 2020
Obituary of Virginia “Earline” Pankey We celebrate the homegoing of Virginia “Earline” Pankey who entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Roane Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Virginia “Earline” Pankey was born on May 17, 1940 to the late George Washington and Alice Stewart Martin (Kingston, TN). She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles Leroy Pankey, Sr., 3 sisters: Beatrice Cowan, Marvin Alice Kirk, and Pauline “Kitty” Martin and 3 brothers: George Anderson Martin, Fredrick Lewis Martin and Carl Edward Martin. She graduated from Campbell High School (Rockwood, TN) and attended Knoxville College (Knoxville, TN) for one year. She was also a very proud member of Cowan’s Chapel United Methodist Church, where she served in various capacities/offices and she especially enjoyed being in the kitchen. “Earline” loved to cook and she was very peculiar about what she prepared and served. She always made sure that whoever walked through her doors, experience much love and good food to eat. “Mrs. Pankey”, as often referred to by students, staff, and friends, was employed by the Roane County School District as a Cafeteria Worker and Manager for 50 years. She dearly loved working at the school and serving others. She leaves to cherish her memory 3 loving and devoted children: Charles Leroy (Hylene) Pankey, Jr., Sheila Denise (Barry) Lurry, Brian LaVon (Rosealyn) Pankey, her devoted sister, Barbara Boatwright and two special nieces: Carolyn Bush (Steve) Roddy and Diane Eddie. Her 5 grand-children: Ra’Shanda Nicole Pankey, Amadea Hylene Pankey, Shakara Chaz Pankey, Brandon Leroy Lurry and Bradley Lydell Lurry. 3 sister-in-laws: Bernice Moore, Oak Ridge, TN, Shirley (Carl) Martin and Joyce Martin, both of Kingston, TN. She also leaves to cherish her memory a host of Nieces, Nephews and Cousins, and many friends. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:30pm Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Kingston with the funeral to follow at 2:30pm. Burial at Cowan Chapel Cemetery.
Obituary of Virginia “Earline” Pankey We celebrate the homegoing of Virginia “Earline” Pankey who entered into eternal rest on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Roane Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Virginia... View Obituary & Service Information
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