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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Tuesday May 3rd, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Tuesday May 3rd, 2022

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Oak Hill Memorial Park
Wednesday May 4th, 2022

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Diane Flanary Stewart

Diane Flanary Stewart, 68, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 29, 2022.  Born in Dryden, Virginia, she resided most of her life in Kingsport.  Diane graduated from Dryden High School and East Tennessee State University.   She was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church.   Diane and her husband, Bill owned and operated Toohey Jordan, & Stewart Real Estate Agency and Cornerstone Insurance Agency.  

Diane was preceded in death by her first husband, Danny Martin; parents, Violes and Audrey Flanary; brother, Cecil Flanary; and stepson, Jack Stewart. 

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Bill Stewart; two special nieces, Caroline Barron and husband Joe and Amy Collier and husband Chris, three step-children, Gary Stewart and wife, Karen, Larry Stewart and wife Rhonda, and Donna Wadewitz and husband Guenter; nine step-grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Hounshell and Linda Willis; four brothers, Mike Flanary, Jeff Flanary, Carl Flanary and wife Brenda and Dan Flanary and wife Patty; and several other nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 108 Colonial Heights Road, Kingsport, TN, 37663. 

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home.  A service will follow at 7pm with Dr. Greg Burton officiating.  An entombment service will take place at 1pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Oak Hill Memorial Park.  

Pallbearers will be Mike Flanary, Josh Flanary, Gavin Barron, Brayden Collier, Larry Stewart and Gary Stewart. 


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To my dear sweet long time friend, where do I even begin. This has been such a difficult time for me. I'm going to miss our long night talks, where we'd laugh so hard that we'd start to cry. I'll miss your sweet smile. Most of all I'll miss your advice. No matter what my problem was you always had an answer. We often finished each other's sentences. To me you were like the older sister I never had. You were such a giving person & your passion was helping children. And Bill you were such a Solid Rock to Diane. She would want nothing more than you to be happy. I'll pray that you find strength & keep up the faith because Diane honestly only wished the best for you.

Lana Smithson May 9 2022 5:32 PM

I am so sorry to learn of Diane's passing. She was truly one of the kindest people I have ever known. She will be greatly missed!

Oneda Coates May 5 2022 11:56 PM

Bill. sending prayers to you during this difficult time. Diane was a special lady and will be missed.
Bud and Deb Phillips and all of us at ATC Cooling & Heating

Marlena Horne May 4 2022 10:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Stewart

Carol (Matney) Byington May 3 2022 11:31 PM

To Diane's family, my heart aches for the loss of your precious treasure. May God comfort you as only he can through this sad time. RIP my sweet friend.

Mary Jane Clark May 3 2022 7:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Diane Stewart

Mary J. Clark May 3 2022 7:03 PM

Bill so sorry for your loss prayers for peace and comfort in the coming days God Bless you and your family

Barbara Middleton Taylor May 3 2022 1:28 PM

Diane was an angel on earth so we’re certain she’s now shining her light brightly up in Heaven. She and Billy Jack took such good care of others - making sure people felt thought about and cared for when they needed it most. We will so miss that sweet voice and big smile that could light up a room! RIP Diane. We love you.

Ginny Dillow, April Dillow and Teri Peloquin May 2 2022 10:05 PM

Diane was a beautiful soul!! She was Always very sweet to me!

Jewel Russell

Jewel Russell May 2 2022 7:04 PM

I have many fond memories of Diane and am so sad to hear of her passing. Your family is in my prayers.

Alice (Lovie) Williams May 2 2022 11:43 AM

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