Addie Alvanell Collins, 86, passed away May 20, 2017 at Summit View of Rocky Top, TN, where she had been for 5 months. She was born in Claiborne County on May 30, 1930. She is the daughter of the late Paris Venable and Nannie Venable Bullen. She is proceeded in death by her grandson Jason L. Sweat of New Tazewell, TN; sisters Eula Buchanan, Lucille Mountain, Pauline Bussell, and Etta Jean Venable, all of Monroe, MI and her brother Tommy Venable of Tazewell; also proceeded in death by her two Sons-in-law Mitch Nunn of Tazewell and William L. Redlin of Ocala, FL, the father of her children P.C. Collins and Carmack Mallicoat and her stepfather Woodrow Bullen.
She is survived by her children; Mary "Linda" Redlin of Ocala, FL, Carolyn (Fred) Sweet of New Tazewell, Barbara (Danny) Jennings of Johnson City, Larry (Sharon) Collins of New Tazewell, Dana Collins of Clinton, Rick (Tammy) Collins of New Tazewell, Rodney (Michele) Collins of Clinton, Tina Nunn (Roger Brantley) of Tazewell. Grandchildren; Devin (Meredith) Collins, Amber (Anthony) Freeman, Chad (Iris) Collins, Adam (Allison) Nunn, Alex (Caitlyn Fields) Nunn, Kayla (Benji) Rosson, Bryce and Blane Collins, Kayla (Andy) Baker, and Morgan Poore (Phillip Gentry). Great-grandchildren; Dakota, Lexus, Abram, Owen, Kelsey, Perry, Ruby, Collin, Austyn, Bentley, Izabel, Maveryck, Jakson, Kylee and a great-granddaughter on the way. She is also survived by her bothers; William Venable of Sylvania, Ohio and Dennis Bullen of HarrisonTownship, MI. and a host of many nieces, nephews and friends, including special friend Sheena Agee.
Alvanell was saved at an early age and was a member of Young's Chapel Baptist Church which she attended until her health declined. She enjoyed crocheting and visiting the nursing home on Sundays after church.
Services will be conducted by Claiborne Funeral Home of New Tazewell. Visitation of friends and family will be Tuesday, May 23 from 4PM till 7PM with the funeral services to follow at 7PM in the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed England reading the obituary and Rev. Jakie Cunningham officiating. Music provided by By His Grace of Clinton, TN. Burial will be Wednesday, May 24th at 1PM in the Irish Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her Grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be her Great-Grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Summit View and the Greenbriar Unit and Amedisys Hospice Care for the excellent and loving care Alvanell received.
Claiborne-Overholt Funeral home is honored to be serving the family.